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The Elusive Blue Rose
The Elusive Blue Rose
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Extraordinary (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sharp VE-CG30U
Location: My front yard
Date: Jun 29, 2004
Aperture: f/4.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2004

This originally was a pink rose in my front yard, but since there is nothing extraordinary about that I adjusted the colors in PS to create a much more rare blue rose.

Editing steps:
hue/saturation- I needed to get the pinks more reddish and more of a single hue for the next step.
channel mixer- On the red channel I turned the red way down as well as the blue. This started turning the flower blue but washed out the greens. I balanced this on the green channel and boosted the blues a tad on the blue channel.
curves
neatimage
crop
resize
more curves

Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/4.9
Zoom (Focal length): 116mm (equiv.)*
Exposure bias: -0.5 EV
Original image size: 2160 x 1440 Pixels
Flash used: No
Date picture was taken: 06/29/2004 (Tue)
Time picture was taken: 5:57 PM
Camera make: SHARP
Camera model: VE-CG30

Statistics
Place: 86 out of 278
Avg (all users): 5.4104
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.1069
Avg (non-participants): 5.6364
Views since voting: 1792
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 307
Comments: 13
Favorites: 4 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2004 12:26:03 PM
very beautiful picture
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07/03/2004 12:30:10 AM
ooo these are so lovely!
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07/02/2004 11:41:30 PM
good detail..8
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07/02/2004 08:53:18 PM
Beautiful, the lighting is supurb.
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07/01/2004 02:21:27 PM
It was just on the news this afternoon that researchers have just created the first ever natural blue rose. The project took 14 years of study, making me wonder if these guys really have a little too much time on their hands, or what!?
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07/01/2004 05:56:50 AM
One word....shadows. Good job otherwise.
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07/01/2004 02:35:23 AM
I think blue roses are so beautiful.
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06/30/2004 05:00:22 PM
gorgeous shot.
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06/30/2004 04:08:29 PM
Square crop to center rose woudl be more dramatic.
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06/30/2004 03:31:44 PM
Good
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06/30/2004 01:49:31 PM
That is indeed extraordinary! Is it real? It has great color contrast with the deep black making the blue really stand out. Don't like the green foilage bottom right or the diagonal band of light color.
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06/30/2004 01:24:58 PM
Beautiful rose, the green leaf on the left side would be better had it been bent down so it wasn't touching the flower itself.
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06/30/2004 08:20:06 AM
The highest score i have ever given to a flower
9
good crisp lines.
like this shot a lot
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