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Perpetual Search For Water
Perpetual Search For Water

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Challenge: Botany (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Bedroom
Date: Aug 15, 2004
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2004

I wasn't really sure what I wanted to take a picture of. I had several ideas but couldn't execute them. I thought this was very fitting fo the life of plant ... as they are eternally searching for water. This is some sort of plant my mom has. For some reason the roots grow out like that .. so I thought it would be neat to put a watering can there ... trying to show that it's attempting to get at the water.

Post processing.
I used the clone and burn tool a lot here. Because the background I was using was very dirty I needed to remove tons of white dirt particles. I used the burn tool to make it dark and even further hide the imperfections.

I hope people like the photo.

Place: 99 out of 215
Avg (all users): 5.4974
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 5.3583
Avg (non-participants): 5.7391
Views since voting: 784
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 189
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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08/24/2004 03:11:54 PM
I liked the concept of this photo, this sure represent one aspect of botany, the need and search of water by plants. In this challenge I have felt that creativity scored lesser than the beauty. Wishing you all the best with youe next submissions and am looking forward to them.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2004 01:00:03 AM
I get it. It's even a relatively nice photo. But, I can't rate it very high since I really am more drawn to those photos reflecting the beauty of nature.
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08/22/2004 12:09:22 AM
looks a little dark,
who's reflected?
I love this though :)
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08/20/2004 02:12:30 AM
imo needs some white tones in the photo to better balance the blacks, right now the lights are more yellow than white
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08/18/2004 04:49:40 PM
A fun idea! The roots reaching out to the watering can are great! I think if the spout were pointed away from the plant it would create more motivation. The light is too yellow - you can adjust in the camera before you shoot of fix in photoshop. A whiteboard placed right would get rid of relections in the surfaceof the watering can.
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08/17/2004 03:54:15 PM
I like the high contrast of this image. The gold tones and reflections are pleasing (except the reflection of the photographer). Focus is good. Comp's fine. I am bothered by the fact that the post and can seem to be floating in air. I can see why you cropped it the way you did to get the right balance, but it still bothers me for some reason.
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08/17/2004 11:53:20 AM
This composition has an almost electric feel to it. Those wires or stems reaching out toward the watering can are spooky. I think the black background works well, but the leaves look a little messy or something, and detract from the otherwise simplistic beauty. It also seems as though you're visible in the reflection off the metal can. Maybe use your timer to take yourself out of the shot, or do some cloning to remove the distractible elements of the reflection. 7
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08/16/2004 11:22:49 PM
Great idea that made a great still life!
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