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This Too Shall Pass
This Too Shall Pass
gruvin


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Challenge: Black & White II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 880
Location: Home garden
Date: Nov 10, 2004
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250th
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2004

Shot in camera B&W mode.
No crop.
Brightness/Contrast
Resized.

Statistics
Place: 178 out of 636
Avg (all users): 5.5129
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 5.4326
Avg (non-participants): 5.6947
Views since voting: 897
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 310
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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11/24/2004 04:49:24 AM
Originally posted by kdolso:

I absolutely love this image. The hopefulness of having the flower face to the right, the water drops which symbolized the tears of healing for me. The values in the flower and the crispness of the petals are superb. ...


Thank you kdolso for being the only commenter to take the title and see beyond "Yet another pretty flower close-up but with an ugly fence." The setting is exactly as I found it. "Zero interference" is my policy, for now.

Thanks to everyone else who took the time to comment. With 683 entries it must have been tempting to leave comments out altogether! I'm certainly gaining an idea of what poeple like and what they don't. Great stuff! Thanks again.

Someone commented on the rose's focus being a little off. It is? Or was it(CRT) monitor glare? The focus is very near perfect on my screen. <shrug> Hmmm, I guess the furtherest two petals are a little out of focus around the very edges. Pity I don't have the luxry of an SLR camera to see these things when the button goes down. One day... <sigh>
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2004 03:53:13 PM
Good use of depth of field, and the water droplets look great. Nice composition running from the outside to the center.
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11/21/2004 12:16:18 AM
You might wanna use a smaller apperture to blur the background. Otherwise it's not very interesting and very much a cliche.
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11/19/2004 11:43:21 AM
the background could have been better
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11/18/2004 10:25:45 PM
I would like to see a sharper focus on the rose. Also the backgound is distracting.
11/18/2004 10:16:44 PM
Lovely flower, good focus and exposure. Fence is distracting. 5
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11/18/2004 02:07:12 PM
I like the water drops on it.
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11/18/2004 08:27:26 AM
Hmmm... I get the feeling this picture would have been better in colour, It's a nice shot, but not really great as a black and white.
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11/17/2004 09:46:11 PM
I absolutely love this image. The hopefulness of having the flower face to the right, the water drops which symbolized the tears of healing for me. The values in the flower and the crispness of the petals are superb. I would crop the right edge in toward the flower a bit more so there is a feeling the moving beyond the pain is more within reach, but that is just a petty little comment. Outstanding work. Thanks for sharing it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/17/2004 07:21:51 PM
I like the petals + the water on them.
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11/17/2004 04:13:51 PM
A really crisp clean photo. Well focused and exposed with excellent detail. But, I don't like the fence in the background. That is my only complaint.
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11/17/2004 02:13:25 PM
This is pretty nice, but it could have been dramatically improved had you put a white or black poster board in the background. The wood fence does nothing for this picture.
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11/17/2004 10:34:14 AM
Nice shot....you should try to blurr or darken the background (fence) and compare to this shot to see if it would enhance the flower's features.
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11/17/2004 10:13:18 AM
The flower looks outstanding. Too bad this was not an advanced editing challenge, because you could have done someting with the distracting background. Good job.
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11/17/2004 01:13:12 AM
Beautiful shot, like the lighting. I think the shot may look a little better if the rose was in the middle of the fence post intersection. Love the subtle drips.
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