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Sunrise!
Sunrise!
dwterry


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Botany (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: SLC, UT
Date: Aug 11, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2004

Small amount of color correction together with tiny amount of hue/sat and levels. Then USM and finally added borders. Borders are simply layers at different brightness/contrast with a shadow effect thrown in to separate them.

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.2240
Avg (commenters): 6.9412
Avg (participants): 5.9831
Avg (non-participants): 6.6615
Views since voting: 1333
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 183
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/23/2004 02:11:46 AM
Disaster .. lol ... I would definetely not go that far .. but I hate to say I agree with those who didn't like it. I love borders .. but I do like them kept simple. :) Mabye if you had the border that style but without transparency it would have been better...

Your photo on the other hand .. is just awesome! Stunning colors and excellent clarity. One thing I would have changed - the petal thats poking up from the bottom .. I would have moved it out of the way ;) Keep up the great work!
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08/23/2004 12:02:52 AM
Let's see... out of 21 comments:

- 1 loved the border
- 2 did not mention the border
- 18 disparaged the border (one went so far as to call it a "disaster")

Okay, okay... live and learn. I'm now going to go up to the chalkboard and write one hundred times:

I will not use borders
I will not use borders
I will not use borders
I will not use borders
I will not use borders
I will not use borders
I will not use borders
I will not use borders
I will not use borders
I will not use borders
... 90 to go :-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2004 11:08:46 PM
Like the detail and the great colors but the frame, while very nicely done, is just a bit to intrusive for me, transparent as it is.
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08/22/2004 09:47:25 PM
My first imression when I saw this was - Cool, it looks like a flower on fire!
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08/22/2004 08:46:38 PM
Nice classic shot... great colors. I would have preferred a simpler border.
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08/22/2004 01:43:32 AM
I find the frame distracting, but otherwise this is a wonderful shot!
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08/21/2004 10:24:24 AM
Bright vibrant colors - nice sharp focus. I don't think the border improves the photo - I think it distracks you from the beauty of the flower.
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08/21/2004 01:45:09 AM
It's an interesting frame but I find it too distracting. It's a bit too dark overall for my tastes but I reall liked the way this is framed.

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08/20/2004 04:31:08 PM
very pretty composition. great colors.
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08/20/2004 02:05:41 AM
i feel the frame detracts from the photo
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08/19/2004 08:12:16 AM
I love sunflowers but I am not sure the frame goes well. (i don't like picking on people's choice of frames sorry).
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08/18/2004 06:56:33 PM
the border is a bit distracting. The picture is fantastic. 9
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08/17/2004 07:53:24 PM
Beautiful! Love the border, the colours. 10
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08/17/2004 02:23:32 PM
Cool shot, but too bad about those intruding petals on the bottom. I would have left out the border.
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08/16/2004 09:33:41 PM
This is a great compositional approach. The frame might be a little bit overdone but the idea of the flower rising out of the bottom of the frame, suggesting sunrise to me, is exceptional.
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08/16/2004 02:15:19 PM
Woderful specimen, colors, composition, lighting, and exposure. Could use just a bit more DoF - if that was possible. Although I won't take off any points - the border is a disaster.
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08/16/2004 01:48:45 PM
These a great colors, and the close composition empashises them as does the contract with the vivid blue sky. You've got some nice detail about halfway up the petals, but the tips of the petals aren't as sharp - a greater DOF would make everything crisp - I'd also skip the frame - it is kinda neat, but the picture is even better.
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08/16/2004 07:45:38 AM
It's really nice but the border is a little distracting
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08/16/2004 07:44:45 AM
I have no objections to frames, I do like them. But I have found that DPC people really hate them... expect a corresponding drop in score.
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08/16/2004 07:06:51 AM
Great colors, too sophisticated border, top petals blurred. Good try anyway.
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08/16/2004 06:30:00 AM
Excellent! Shame about the frame, though.
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08/16/2004 04:35:01 AM
a nicely exposed sunflower shot - really do not like the border however ;(

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08/16/2004 03:54:49 AM
I love it
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