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Roses Bloom
Roses Bloom

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Challenge: Constructed By Nature (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Stony Brook, New York
Date: Feb 14, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2010


Place: 89 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.0417
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 4.9167
Avg (non-participants): 5.0774
Views since voting: 531
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 216
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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02/26/2010 02:17:50 PM
Hi Alexander, greetings from the Critique Club!

Regarding your shot:

I believe that you didn't quite consider the background when shooting your photo. If the emphasis was to be given to the roses, then both the bottom right element and the top one out of focus shouldn't be there, they distract you of the foreground. When composing your photo, get accustomed to sweep the viewfinder clockwise to check all the elements. Think of what you want to communicate and then compose accordingly.

Technique / Lighting
The photo is a bit dark, a greater aperture should help this, and the stem of the rose would be green instead of nearly black.

Nice sharpness, and you could have made use of the full 800px size limit, it's smaller and for that you lose impact.
As a side note, please don't forget to include the EXIF information in your photos, your previous ones had it, but the way you saved this one stripped the image of that information, and that is a vital part of the image validation rules (at least for the original files).

Steadily you're building your average score, and if you remember a few basic rules, than you just need to use your imagination.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2010 11:31:39 PM
This picture captures the essence of love, absolutley breathtaking =)
02/20/2010 12:52:00 PM
nice subject not sure i like the shallow dof 6
02/20/2010 12:43:04 PM
My impression is this wasn't shot with much thought. The composition is weak and hurts the over all shot. Your color is lovely and the focus is pretty good.
02/19/2010 09:50:36 AM
Too many distractions in the background/ right side
02/18/2010 08:50:40 PM
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02/18/2010 12:36:49 AM
the plus on this is the sharp focus on the rose; i think the babys breath should be around the roses and I like the line leading out of the picture by the trees
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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