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Challenge: Symbolic Still Life (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Jun 11, 2011
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2011

Rosemary = remembrance


After: I love making still life. I took the challenge description to heart and busted out my old art history books, other various dictionaries on symbolism and one Victorian book on the language of flowers. Every piece has a reason for being there...even the light, as it fades from light to dark has meaning.

I started with the rosemary, as I have it fresh at hand, and built around it...and I wanted it to be beautiful.


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 88
Avg (all users): 6.4088
Avg (commenters): 7.9167
Avg (participants): 6.7609
Avg (non-participants): 6.2889
Views since voting: 1712
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 181
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/24/2011 05:49:09 PM
Beautiful Rachel (see-i got your name right this time!) Congrats on the top 10. Wonderful photograph.
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06/23/2011 05:56:31 PM
And beautiful it is. Congrats on the HM.
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06/23/2011 10:24:39 AM
Totally scrapbook. Collage is one of the most satisfying arts.
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06/22/2011 10:24:22 PM
Well, it IS beautiful. Rosemary as the Herb of Remembrance is an important thing to me, so this resonates. 'Grats on the HM!
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06/22/2011 07:07:55 PM
WOW - this is WONDERFUL! Look at you up in the top 10!!!

YIPPEE!
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06/22/2011 11:05:37 AM
Excellent work! Interesting collection of items and your lighting/tones evoke memory. You have been posting some nice stuff. Keep it up!
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06/22/2011 09:59:47 AM
Classic, you have a special relationship with soft light.
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06/22/2011 08:08:16 AM
Oh -- I missed the cicada the first time around!! I was too proud of myself for knowing that rosemary stood for remembrance, I guess. :)

Congrats on the HM!!
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06/22/2011 12:59:28 AM
Yes, and the cicada for summer. (Every old photo should have a bug).
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06/22/2011 12:27:57 AM
gorgeous.
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06/22/2011 12:16:26 AM
nicely done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2011 10:03:08 PM
Well felt and nostalgic. I doubt that the rosemary (?) little branches belong there. Perhaps just the empty bowl. It's always the case when one arranges a still life. Should be just as the say: when you dress up, upon leaving home take out one piece of jewelry that you wear. (I voted early but had no time for comments)
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06/21/2011 09:32:10 PM
Beautiful
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06/20/2011 10:52:00 PM
So pretty, delicate and soft, top 5 for me.
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06/20/2011 06:49:53 PM
The contrast in this image is lovely.
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06/19/2011 05:33:32 PM
The light just feels so warm and inviting, perfect backdrop for the scene. 8
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06/17/2011 03:49:16 PM
This photo has a definite movement to it. My eyes flow so naturally from the top to the bottom.
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06/17/2011 09:41:03 AM
Love the symbolic contrast and movement from light to dark.
Nice tones.
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06/17/2011 06:58:07 AM
I like this shot very much.
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06/15/2011 10:12:55 PM
Beautiful tableau, although what is that giant bug doing there?
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06/15/2011 10:51:27 AM
The locust is an interesting addition. Intriguing image.
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06/15/2011 09:44:45 AM
Really really nice especially the wispy-ness of the curtain.
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06/15/2011 03:02:13 AM
Good lighting, almost gives it a very lonely feel.
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06/15/2011 01:55:13 AM
Spectacular, a 10 before I name this 21_F.gif RKT
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06/15/2011 12:55:40 AM
totaly awesome!! great use of light and textures! a WINNER
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