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Challenge: Textures VII (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New Jersey
Date: Dec 19, 2012
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4s
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2012

i took inspiration from previous Texture challenges, seeing that the dried thistle did quite well. the fluffy part is dried Miscanthus flowerettes. The background was just a sheet of poster paper painted gold.

it all came down to lighting, which was provided by a 75 W incandescent from below/behind passing through poster paper as a diffuser, and a normal flashlight from above/front.

in all, i think i took over 400 shots to get this one!

thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.7528
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.8409
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 2034
Views during voting: 177
Votes: 89
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/08/2013 03:31:34 PM
Many thanks for all the compliments... Hopefully inspire others that Minimal Editing isn't all that bad ;-)
12/29/2012 07:55:28 PM
a lovely warm study. like the way the light picks out the strappy leaves of the Miscanthus.
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12/28/2012 11:45:25 PM
One of my very few 10's, Mark - just a beautiful capture. I love the combination of textures, the tones, and the light. Congratulations.
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12/28/2012 09:53:58 PM
i admire your commitment to this one shot at 400... its a lovely photo...
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12/28/2012 07:45:05 PM
Wonderful image - congrats on the Red!
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12/28/2012 10:41:40 AM
Awesome awesome awesome... Happy to have seen this before the challenge and only sorry I couldn't vote on it!
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12/28/2012 08:49:51 AM
Simply beautiful. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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12/28/2012 08:36:54 AM
Congrats; one of my top picks.
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12/28/2012 05:37:03 AM
Congrats, a great image.
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12/28/2012 04:50:19 AM
Awesome Mark! Glad it did well for you.
Congrats on the Red!
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12/28/2012 12:05:40 AM
Great job combining all my favorite attributes from your outtakes! Congrats on the finish!
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12/28/2012 12:01:41 AM
Yee Haw, there ya go! Good work and congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2012 10:42:40 PM
lovely variety of visual texture
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12/27/2012 09:22:49 AM
Looks great... not voting since I saw this in advance. Hope it's doing well!
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12/27/2012 04:18:27 AM
Lovely image in minimal editing, has to be up there as one of the better ones!
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12/26/2012 08:16:26 PM
wonderful light
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12/26/2012 05:21:36 AM
Very Nicely Captured, warm, fuzzy
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12/24/2012 01:58:29 PM
Love the way the light highlights the details.
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12/22/2012 10:33:55 AM
One of my top picks this time,all in the light I think.
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12/21/2012 07:34:58 PM
I love the soft misty look.
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