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Challenge: Balance (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: yes, i suck
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Louisiana
Date: Jul 18, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2004

a leaf from my yard, a straight pin stuck through a piece of fabric and a little glue on the stem to hold the leaf in place. converted to greyscale and quadtoned. slight dodging and burning. got the idea from a stock photography site.

Place: 13 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.4809
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7245
Views since voting: 1204
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 183
Comments: 18
Favorites: 8 (view)

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09/11/2004 05:44:28 PM
"Make it new," was Rimbaud's advice to fellow poets. You have done this simply and admirably here.

-I still think you shouldn't have revealed your magic and left us with pin and glue. ;-)
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09/11/2004 05:03:13 PM
Oooooooooooo wawo
I love it, great idea.
I think that B&W is the real photography.
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07/26/2004 01:12:33 AM
You used the same technique I did for mine -- I had daisies and nails holding them up. But my entry feels garish and overdone in comparison to the simple beauty in yours. The detail is nice. Good job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2004 09:27:27 PM
wonderful composition - simplicity - good use of b&w... one of my favorites this challenge
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07/25/2004 02:05:19 PM
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07/24/2004 04:52:03 AM
The photographic skills and the impact of balance are evident immediately, best so far and my first 10
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07/23/2004 04:50:44 PM
nice, plain, and simple. great shot.....the leaf does not blend into the background and the b/w makes it more of an interesting image!
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07/23/2004 02:23:00 PM
My 10 of the challenge. I have nothing to add. Some might comment that the top and the stem are out of focus but I don't hink it affects the quality of the image. Bravo!
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07/22/2004 06:07:12 PM
Nice lighting on the leaf, background a little flat but nice overall excellent shot.
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07/22/2004 11:12:18 AM
i like this picture i think it would be better in color but still a great shot. 7
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07/22/2004 08:06:24 AM
Beautiful. A little over edited, but stunning none the less.
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07/21/2004 05:25:52 PM
How clever! Works well in B/W and the composition feels just right.
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07/21/2004 02:13:46 PM
I like this a lot. When I look at the thumbnail, it looks like a dinosaur raising up out of a field of grass. I expected to hate it when I opened it up. What an O'Henry like surprise to open the image and see this stunning b&w macro of a leaf balanced on it's stem. I liked it a lot. Technically, it's a virtually perfect image. With the surprise ending, it's one of the best in class. Top 10 for sure. Good job!
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07/20/2004 05:43:00 PM
Simple, beautiful and wonderful clarity. I especially like the color tones you chose for this photo and the DOF, to me, seems spot on. Very nice work. One of my favorites of the challenge.

Just bumped to a 9 :-)
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07/20/2004 03:35:11 AM
Absolutely love it.
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07/19/2004 08:25:37 PM
Very nice and highly imaginative.
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07/19/2004 08:04:03 PM
This is a definate wow. Hope you explain how you did this. The color tones are outstanding.
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07/19/2004 10:09:47 AM
Beautifully sharp, well exposed and great use of light and shadow. A few artifacts showing around the top of the leaf but doesn`t spoil an excellent image.
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