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Damian


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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: My room.
Date: Sep 2, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2004

These flowers were in a bowl of water, I put a light above the water so it could illuminate the flower.

Post Processing:
Contrast/Brightness
Saturation
Unsharp Mask
Neat Image

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 367
Avg (all users): 6.7564
Avg (commenters): 8.3103
Avg (participants): 6.4577
Avg (non-participants): 7.0752
Views since voting: 7172
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 275
Comments: 66
Favorites: 49 (view)


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01/08/2006 04:38:15 AM
I'm new to the site and decided to take a look at what kind of photos were entered in the first Backlighting challenge before I began shooting for Backlighting II. I came across this photo and my jaw was practically dangling by a thread. The colors are surreal and intense, the composition is lovely, and the overall effect is inspiring. I really like this photo. :)
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11/26/2005 09:20:04 PM
I'm new here, and I've seen several BEAUTIFUL photos on this site--this is one of them. I love this type of photo. Great Job... wish it was available for purchase... hint hint.
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09/27/2005 07:16:47 PM
colours are great and such a creative idea!
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06/20/2005 10:07:17 PM
This is just a treat for the eyes. Colors, bubbles, flowers, water...all sorts of fun things all mixed in together. Great idea and I like the way it turned out. Nice, sharp image.
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06/19/2005 10:43:09 PM
That is totally cool. Very imaginative. The color saturation is excellent!! Great focus.
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05/23/2005 06:45:01 PM
Clever...wonderful colortones.
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05/23/2005 04:07:09 PM
A very impressive image to say the least.
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09/17/2004 07:28:15 AM
colors are fab.
i like the idea of this.
nice shot.
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09/16/2004 07:27:13 PM
Truly, Truly fabulous!
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09/15/2004 06:44:42 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon - this picture stuck in my mind, I went back to it several times just to look at it - great job!
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09/15/2004 06:20:53 PM
Just speechless what a marvelous picture
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09/15/2004 04:13:35 PM
Really Beautiful Damian, Congratulations on your first ribbon and a job well done!
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09/15/2004 03:28:42 PM
it's beautiful, congradulations on your ribbon.
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09/15/2004 03:14:01 PM
THANK YOU EVERYBODY. I submitted this picture hoping to get in the top 20, this surprised the heck out of me. The comments are all GREATLY appreciated. Recieving positive feedback from such talented photographers means SO much to me. Thank You All : )
09/15/2004 02:55:38 PM
Well done - nice approach. : )
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09/15/2004 11:17:38 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! What a great idea. :-)
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09/15/2004 10:56:05 AM
okay, i didn't vote in this challenge (and sorry, i am!) but i have to say this is one of the most delightful photos i've seen in a good while. beautiful color and comp. yummy! congratulations on your ribbon...well deserved.
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09/15/2004 10:13:55 AM
Who would have thought a flower shot would win. Very nice set up and very creative. congrats!
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09/15/2004 09:33:20 AM
Congratulations, nice picture.
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09/15/2004 09:24:49 AM
Very nice shot! Congratulations!
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09/15/2004 07:28:28 AM
nice idea. havent seen this approach before. congrats!!!
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09/15/2004 07:28:11 AM
Damian,
A job well done and well deserving of a ribbon! excellent capture, it was the right choice.
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09/15/2004 06:26:49 AM
Very creative, congrats on the ribbon!
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09/15/2004 06:19:53 AM
Excellent idea.
Beautiful image...it's the colours that make it.
Congratulations on your ribbon.
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09/15/2004 05:50:49 AM
Congratulations. Well done.
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09/15/2004 05:45:27 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon - so so close..... 0.002 in it
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09/15/2004 03:14:41 AM
Wonderful shot. Congrats on your first ribbon ! :)
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09/15/2004 12:20:34 AM
Congrats.....I wonder if posting a very similer pic in the outakes tread for this challenge lowered your score???? Great pic though!
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09/15/2004 12:16:25 AM
Congratulations on you first ribbon, and the fantastic photo. I love the colors!

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09/15/2004 12:15:03 AM
Congratulations, Damian, this is a lovely picture.
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09/15/2004 12:07:08 AM
i can't comprehend how anyone would give this photo anything less than a five. NICE WORK.This is definitely one of my favorites.
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09/15/2004 12:05:08 AM
Beautiful.. grats on a well deserved ribbon
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09/15/2004 12:04:29 AM
Congratulations on your yellow. What an image !
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09/15/2004 12:02:11 AM
Congrats Damian! It's beautiful!! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2004 11:56:07 PM
simply stunning. one of my top picks for the challenge. hope it does well.
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09/14/2004 08:10:30 PM
excellent colors, very sharp, great air bubbles, top 10 if not better!
Congrats on a great shot!

But it's in poor taste to post your out-take before the challenge is over (especially when it's VERY obvious which is yours)

Still a nice shot Damian.
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09/14/2004 07:48:01 PM
gorgeous - 9
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09/14/2004 07:13:10 PM
What a beautiful shot.
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09/14/2004 04:36:24 PM
Very nice shot !
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09/14/2004 04:21:33 PM
A very magical image with wonderful colors. Besides - it's FUN!
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09/14/2004 12:47:47 PM
Amazing shot. Love the colors, the composition, the air bubbles, the light streaming down, all of it. Should be a top ten finisher for SURE. 8
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09/14/2004 05:21:30 AM
Unusual, entertaining and brightly coloured shot. Well done.
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09/13/2004 06:34:16 PM
great picture
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09/13/2004 04:32:53 PM
ribbon!!! 10
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09/13/2004 01:15:13 PM
Lighting is a bit harsh on the top center petals, but otherwise beautiful... 9
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09/13/2004 08:30:45 AM
Highly unusual but inventive idea for the challenge.
Nice work
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09/12/2004 04:01:38 PM
This is so unusual, and like the bubble effect on the stem and heads.....9
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09/12/2004 08:26:56 AM
I tried photographing flowers in water with the light underneath. I wish I had thought of this angle. Ended up with an outdoor shot for the entry. My only suggestion to improve the photo would be to crop it in such a way that the overexposed petals at the top of the photo were left off. When I scroll up enough to "crop" them, the composition still looks good with the part of the flower that holds the petals (don't tell anyone I'm a teacher and don't know what that's called!!) squarely on one of the thirds. I'm also wondering how you got such a nice shot through glass! Good luck.
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09/12/2004 12:07:37 AM
Nice colors!
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09/11/2004 07:17:23 PM
very interesting, a a colorful fantasy come to life!
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09/11/2004 06:32:54 PM
Super theme! Good shot. Is it a bit oversaturated? Or did the water do that? Never mind, whatever, it's a fine, original take on the challenge. 10
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09/11/2004 02:16:19 PM
Very original!
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09/10/2004 07:50:23 PM
I love the unique perspective and the vibrant colors! Excellent! 10. (one of the only ones!)
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09/10/2004 10:02:15 AM
Good picture.
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09/10/2004 09:46:59 AM
Fresh colors.
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09/09/2004 11:52:16 PM
A little too surreal for my taste, but just personal preference. Very good example of backlighting, original, and well taken.
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09/09/2004 08:44:07 PM
love the colors, the bubbles really add to the pic. all around great pic!
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09/09/2004 07:49:59 PM
I love this shot, and I'l like to find out how you did it.
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09/09/2004 01:15:06 PM
I wish I could give this a 20!
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09/09/2004 08:43:00 AM
Excellent
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09/08/2004 07:16:43 PM
Very interesting shot!
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09/08/2004 09:11:46 AM
I like the colors in this picture, but like my Daisy better :) (Just kidfding) 8
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09/08/2004 04:22:20 AM
excellent picture, good idea
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09/08/2004 03:04:09 AM
Simply beautiful.
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09/08/2004 01:07:13 AM
Love this! Very original, great colors, detail, etc.
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09/08/2004 01:04:54 AM
awesome and unique!
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