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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Almere, Netherlands
Date: Sep 6, 2004
Aperture: 22
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Abstract, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2004

After scoring Higher then expected in the Travel guide Challenge I got exited to do another challenge. This is a 10 minute and 16Euro remake of a very old shot I did once.

The old one was with a Sun-Flower and worked better, but I like the color in this too.

Just a flower (60 cents) Strapped to a 40W desk lamp, camera on tripod very near to flower, darken the room, adjust lens, app 22 and shoot....


Statistics
Place: 21 out of 367
Avg (all users): 6.2904
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9635
Avg (non-participants): 6.6222
Views since voting: 2213
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 272
Comments: 14
Favorites: 15 (view)


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09/18/2004 02:49:26 PM
Thanx for your CC comment Gary,

As of this week I've become a CC member myself, and I know how much time and effort goes into it.

I appreciate it, especially coming from you.
09/18/2004 12:36:05 PM
Critique Club here:

Hey Peter! I am doing one of my very rare appearances as a member of the critique club, actually I think this only my second or third time this year :) A very strong photo and submission to the backlighting challenge. In my opinion it should have placed a lot higher in the challenge, but you know how it is with flower shots and DPC :) There is not much really I can add to the comments you've already received, saying that there is not much to critisize about at all. The orange/yellow color tones work very well in conjunction with the black background and the backlighting set-up brings out those colors fantastically. The soft feel to the whole image brings in a mellow effect which I like, however the more softness you bring into a photo always brings on a decrease in detail and sharpness, so it is a very fine balance one has to take into account. I personally think there may be just a tad too much softness in this image, I would have liked to have seen just a tiny bit more detail in the petals. I am also wondering why you used ISO 1600 for this shot, did you forget to reset the camera?
All in all a shot you can be very proud of and congratulations on your 21st placing.
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09/15/2004 03:22:06 AM
Just ouside the top 20 this time, well I don't feel ashamed with 368 photo's in the contest I think I did well.
Thanks everybody for voting and commenting.
09/15/2004 12:14:24 AM
congratulations..I had this much higher; like blue ribbon..beautifully done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2004 11:58:35 PM
this is one of the my favorite flower images in the challenge. just love the colors and the contrast. great job. hope it does well.
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09/10/2004 05:25:14 PM
Beautifully lush and alluring shot.
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09/10/2004 10:32:45 AM
The contrasts, colors, use of positive and negative space, cropping were all nicely done. I can't offer any suggestions for improving this photo! Good luck.
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09/09/2004 04:25:20 AM
nice shot
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09/09/2004 01:25:18 AM
Ooh, nice light and coloring. Interesting off-beat composition. Nice detail too.
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09/08/2004 07:42:04 PM
cool coloration, nice effect.
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09/08/2004 04:12:49 AM
now that is excellent.......love it
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09/08/2004 03:39:34 AM
lovely light and colour
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09/08/2004 01:35:19 AM
LOVE IT! And I never use caps. :) 9
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09/08/2004 01:03:11 AM
Great focus & contrast. Like the crop.
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