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Challenge: Life & Death (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Milton Keynes UK
Date: Jul 28, 2009
Aperture: F14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Emotive, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2009

I was lost for ideas when I remembered an old rose I still had that had long since dried up so I decided to go for something a little new for me, high key, so I'm not expecting much in the way of a score as I'm unsure as to how best to present such a shot.

I placed the setup in a large light tent.
Used two Bowens stobes from the front and a speedlight at the back on remote to blow the background out.

Place: 7 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.0695
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 5.8182
Avg (non-participants): 6.1030
Views since voting: 1819
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 187
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/05/2009 09:38:54 AM
Nice one, Will! I always find myself so drawn to dead-flower photograpy :) There's something so dramatic and story telling about it. And this one is flawlessly done and deserving of front page honors!
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08/05/2009 02:45:54 AM
Congrats on top ten, Will!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2009 03:40:36 PM
There are a bunch pictures of live vs. dead flowers in this challenge, but this one made me stop and say "Wow, that is interesting." Good shot.
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08/02/2009 02:18:20 PM
This would make a great print. Well thought out and refreshingly different from most of the other flower entries.
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08/01/2009 04:51:39 PM
wow, i love the the thickness of the dead flower and the colours are great,
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07/29/2009 10:19:47 PM
Man, that one flower is really dead. Like really dead. Skinny dead.
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07/29/2009 02:53:54 PM
hmmmm.... right to left or left to right. To my Western eyes this is re-birth. Kinda gives a bit of hope after all those graves. Thats not a critiscm btw just an observation - this is a lovely picture.
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07/29/2009 11:37:07 AM
Very nice image of life and death. White background illuminates the picture greatly and the clarity of the image is nice and clear. This one gets a 10 from me.
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07/29/2009 10:24:43 AM
A very literal portrayal. I like it.
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