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Desicated Blush
Desicated Blush

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Challenge: The Color Purple (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: My studio apartment
Date: Jul 4, 2004
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30th sec
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2004


Place: 156 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.2513
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.0105
Avg (non-participants): 4.4896
Views since voting: 840
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 191
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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07/17/2004 01:28:39 PM
Hi Olyuzi and Greetings from the Critique Club.

Your entry for the purple challenge Desicated Blush most likley did not score as high as you would have liked. Actually, I am susprised it did not score much higher as it has some very nice qualities.

The colors are superb and work very well together. The purple is very evident and makes the red and green really pop out.

Exposure is perfect.

The lines you've created with the folds in the purple drape accent the red flower exceptionally well. The flower in the dark area around the fold is esquisite.

I think most voters, including me, were most likely concerned with the "unnatural" qualities of the shot. As I said in my original comment - the flower seem lifeless (real or not?) and seems unhappy hanging upside down like it is. You should try the same general composition with more of the flower's "face" showing, then invert it to see how it would look right-side-up, so to speak.

Having said that, I still don't see how your image placed so low - I would have predidicted it would be pretty much in the middle of the pack. But keep in mind there were some VERY strong images in the purple challenge - so the competition was rally strong.

Thanks for sharing this image - keep shooting and entering!


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2004 01:56:24 PM
the flower kinda looks like it is superimposed on the purple background. it is good that it stands out, but with the lack of color in it, it kind of distracts from the main purple
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07/09/2004 05:48:14 PM
I really like your green and red against the purple draped background - they go well together. Somehow the flower seems lifeless and unnatural hanging upside down. Not sure I like that.

Message edited by author 2004-07-12 11:59:18.
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07/08/2004 06:41:47 AM
I really like the green against the purple. Actually I like the red against the purple too. Not sure about the composition. It feels upside down, if that makes sense. I don't think just rotating it would reverse that. I think I would have tried some other compositions.
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07/06/2004 09:54:48 AM
Desicated? Did you mean decimated? Interesting concept but the purple background is too dark to really make it stand out. An important consideration for this challenge.
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