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Yoga Bouquet
Yoga Bouquet
Brad


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Neon (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Poway, CA
Date: Aug 15, 2004
Aperture: F11.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Blur
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2004

A floral outlined Yoga sign I spotted in a local strip mall.
A one second exposure while zooming (hand-held at that) was all that was needed. Very little PP done other than basics & Crop.

After realizing the best shot I had was missing the bottom, I went back to re-shoot it and the darned thing was turned off!

I couldn't do anything about the crop and chose to submit it anyway, full knowing I was going to get hit hard on it!!

I did re-shoot it and if you click on the Print Available, the better version is visible there.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.4463
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.3097
Avg (non-participants): 6.5297
Views since voting: 3276
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 298
Comments: 35
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/06/2004 11:55:04 AM
well done for a hand held zoom shot ;}

the text is crisp in the large version?

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08/25/2004 09:32:56 AM
I loved this one.
Great mix of colours. Very effective. Excellent job. Best of luck.
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08/25/2004 01:59:12 AM
O man, 4th place! Doesn't that suck?!

Congrats :)
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08/25/2004 12:33:07 AM
Outstanding! You're right, if it weren't for the crop, woulda ribboned for sure! Congrats on the 4th tho...!!
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08/25/2004 12:14:26 AM
Originally posted by laurielblack:

Well honey, 4th is nothing to sneeze at!!!!! Congrats!!! :o)

Ahhhh Choo! There - I sneezed at it!
LOL
08/25/2004 12:11:55 AM
Brad congrats on your 4th placing. A very cool shot and so impressive. Hey, you are hot, hot, hot.
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08/25/2004 12:08:29 AM
Ever get one of those shots that just comes out right
except for one minor thing and wish you could re-do it?
Then you go to re-shoot it and the darn thing is turned off!

I couldn't do anything about the crop and chose to submit it
anyway, full know I was going to get hit hard on it!!

I did re-shoot it and if you click on the Print Available,
the better version is visible there.

Oh so close....

Thanks everyone for so many comments and the votes.

Message edited by author 2004-08-25 00:09:17.
08/25/2004 12:06:04 AM
You did it!!!!!! Go Brad!!!!!
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08/25/2004 12:01:15 AM
Well honey, 4th is nothing to sneeze at!!!!! Congrats!!! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2004 11:10:03 PM
Fabulous colors and focus. To my mind the most well done sign picture in the whole challenge. Did you crop the bottom off or did it just come out of the camera that way. It would have been nice to not have that little bit cropped off but might have been impossible.
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08/24/2004 11:05:28 PM
Neon signs were not that creative to me but your technique worked well with your photo. Good Photo!
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08/24/2004 02:28:40 PM
Tighter crop might have worked better, the black top un-balances the shot (IMO) excellent entry non-the-less...
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08/23/2004 09:34:27 PM
Beautiful colors in this one....love the zooming effect. Wish the tips weren't cut off but that was probably unavoidable. Great work! :o)
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08/22/2004 01:12:35 AM
Beautiful job. I love that it's not just a picture of a neon sign.
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08/21/2004 04:37:09 AM
vry competant shot

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08/20/2004 09:26:38 PM
Excellent capture, will make a great print
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08/20/2004 12:36:25 PM
Nice job I just wish the whole image was in the picture and not cut off at the bottom
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08/20/2004 10:44:06 AM
I really like this one, I originally voted this one an 8, but bumped it to a 9 after viewing lots of other entries. I would've gone to a 10 if the bottom weren't chopped off
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08/19/2004 06:09:42 PM
Nicely done. Jumps off of the page at me.
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08/19/2004 09:41:15 AM
at first, this struck me as a not so great picture, but now i see what you did and i think you did a good job. however, it would be much better if the bottom of the flower was not cut off
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08/19/2004 02:20:04 AM
I like the effect you captured. Only thing I wish was different was the bottom, I would have liked to see the full effect instead of it being cut off. 8
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08/19/2004 01:17:28 AM
i like this one, much better then the other zoom on neon signs.
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08/18/2004 11:32:55 PM
I wish the bottom of the lotus hadn't been lost, but this is still an excellent shot. Good job of using the zoom for effect while not losing the sharpness and saturation of the subject.
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08/18/2004 11:00:28 PM
Is it an Orchidee? I would vote 10 if the bottom wasn't croped.
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08/18/2004 10:35:46 PM
Very cool. Much more interesting than just a shot of the sign.
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08/18/2004 09:30:54 PM
A great find. I like everything about it except the crop. Too bad you had to lose the tip of the bottom petal. Otherwise perfect.
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08/18/2004 08:21:43 PM
This photo is really great to look at- except for the lack of centering. But I really like it anyway.
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08/18/2004 07:15:42 PM
Nice effort, but too busy for me. 5
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08/18/2004 05:49:14 PM
nice effect, great colors, I like the feeling of motion
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08/18/2004 03:31:45 PM
I really want to see how you did this. Did you zoom in or out the lense/camera while this image was being captured?

It is a nice caputre of color and is definately a neon subject. The only issues I see is the extra dead space in the top of the image and the cutting off of the bottom of the subject. It almost looks as if the whole subject could have been in the image if the camera was physically higher then it was.
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08/18/2004 01:16:53 PM
thats really neat
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08/18/2004 12:08:47 PM
I like it. A sign that isn't shought in a trite way! Very fun, very nice! -10
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08/18/2004 08:46:44 AM
Colorfull
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08/18/2004 04:01:51 AM
The title is what made me click to your photo. Overlapping is interresting. I love nature yet the neon is contrasting with the sales billboard fakiness. How unspiritual visually for a theme that is usually into soulness. Even the shapes resembles the cartoon face of a monkey with pink ears, red eyes and blue jaw. Weird! Thanks for submitting.
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08/18/2004 02:04:55 AM
too bad for the cropping in the bottom part.. otherwise very nice picture... nice neon!
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