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Alone in the Light
2nd PlaceAlone in the Light
indigo997


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Yellow (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: home
Date: Feb 14, 2003
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: .3
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 252
Avg (all users): 7.0863
Avg (commenters): 8.4615
Avg (participants): 7.0815
Avg (non-participants): 7.0968
Views since voting: 3457
Votes: 197
Comments: 40
Favorites: 23 (view)


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02/27/2003 04:54:58 PM
Beautiful photo!! Congrats on 2nd place.
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02/26/2003 10:54:21 AM
CRITIQUE CLUB

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

LIGHTING: Superb, absolutely PERFECT. I am sure people would love to know how this lighting was set up. Maybe a tutorial?

CHALLENGE: Very yellow, and all the attention is on the yellow as well. Gorgeous.

TECHNICAL: Obviously perfect

CHANGES: I can't think of a single one to be honest. This honestly looks like a print you would buy. You did a fabulous job and your ribbon was well-deserved. - I strongly think you should do a lighting tutorial. Lighting like this is NOT easy!
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02/25/2003 07:30:57 AM
Hey! Cool. I didn't expect to place, but I won't complain. Low scoring challenges can be nice ;)
I've seen a lot of really nice flower shots on photosig, and then magnetic's cliche shot inspired me to try one myself. The shot has actually been rotated 90 degrees cc, so the light was to my right instead of above. I used a small halogen work light from home depot with a homemade diffuser in front (frame covered with white cloth from walmart).
I adjusted levels some in photoshop - especially the black - until I got what I wanted, and sharpened just a bit. I had an alternate version with more light on the stem, but I prefer this one. I think it's more dramatic to have the stem disappearing into the black. However, I didn't take into account that some people don't have their monitors calibrated correctly and wouldn't be able to see it at all. Live and learn. Thanks for the comments!
02/24/2003 11:18:39 AM
Congratulations! The leaf improves your composition. Lighting is great. Can you elaborate on how you lighted the picture?

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02/24/2003 11:10:21 AM
Beautiful shot indigo. The lighting is very nicely done and the composition is clasically wonderful. Congrats!
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02/24/2003 08:29:37 AM
Yay Indi!!! One of only 2 exceptions to my self-imposed "every flower photo in this challenge gets a 4" rule.

Beautifully done!

Rob
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02/24/2003 05:59:18 AM
Congratulations on second! Well deserved.
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02/24/2003 04:15:54 AM
Congrats on a beautiful image. Excellent work - keep it up. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
02/24/2003 01:13:04 AM
Beautiful work Indi, Congratulations on another great shot.
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02/24/2003 12:32:54 AM
congrats indi!!! nice job!
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02/24/2003 12:12:11 AM
congratulations :) a nicely done flower.
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02/24/2003 12:03:38 AM
Congrats Indy, well deserved :)
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02/24/2003 12:02:24 AM
Great job...this is truly incredible...I wish I had one of your whitty little critiques to nit pick with but I don't...congratulations...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2003 09:18:31 PM
The lighting on this photo is impeccable, I feel. There is a good, simple elegance to the lines and to the balance. Add a sense of mystery to it with the deep shadows, and this is a solid photo. Thanks for sharing.
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02/23/2003 07:16:09 PM
A cliche, but perfectly done! Lighting, focus, composition, even the finishing border is very professional. Excellent job!
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02/23/2003 01:24:56 PM
Beautiful light and composition. Delicate flower made stronger with the dramatic lighting.
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02/23/2003 12:36:44 PM
Lovely!
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02/23/2003 12:20:22 PM
This is my winner I love the colour and lighting-it must be a---10
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02/23/2003 04:43:46 AM
A simply stunning photograph. The subtle hint of light from the top of the flower is awesome. I like how you managed to eliminate part of the stem and only highlight the stem on the bottom of the image. Colour, composition and framing is very well done indeed. Excellent job and GL.
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02/22/2003 10:41:57 PM
Classy yellow!
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02/22/2003 09:05:27 PM
Very beautiful. The red at the bottom of the tulip looks almost like curling flames. Good lighting.
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02/22/2003 06:14:00 AM
Really nice composition, and the flower works very well against the back background.
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02/22/2003 02:49:54 AM
great color...beautiful lighting. nice work!
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02/21/2003 09:30:48 PM
What a beautiful image! Definately could see this hanging on a wall - preferably mine! Excellent composition, color, lighting and meets the challenge very well. I also love the border selection. Very high score! Good luck in the Challenge :)
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02/21/2003 07:03:05 PM
Beautiful. Great job on the lighting.
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02/21/2003 08:17:07 AM
Beautiful light!
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02/20/2003 10:33:07 PM
gorgeous tulip..well composed and the light highlights on the flower and leaf perfect.(10)
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02/20/2003 01:13:33 AM
cliche' perfection! with lighting and contrast and DoF like this, you should score really well... the subject presentation however is only standard... if you can over come having a standard presentation of subject for such a superior shot, you might do really really well in the challenge... depends on the voters moods I guess.. good luck!
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02/19/2003 09:46:27 PM
It it hadn't been for the extra light on the top of the tulip it would be considered an orange tulip. Personally don't like how the plant disappears in the center of the photo then re-appears at the bottom left corner. No continunity to the photo, no flow. And a big was of a lot of space. Think I know the effect you were looking for but didn't quite get it, but then maybe you got exactly what you wanted and it just doesn't appeal to me personally.
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02/19/2003 08:19:33 PM
Very good use of the light.
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02/19/2003 12:45:44 PM
Excellent shot... the yellow is very strong here... I think the stem of the flower needs just a touch more light... still a 10.. great shot :) - setzler
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02/19/2003 12:20:22 AM
Beautiful lighting. Great job.
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02/18/2003 03:18:56 PM
Perfect!
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02/18/2003 01:51:39 AM
Stunning..
02/17/2003 10:00:32 PM
I love tulips. I love this picture
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02/17/2003 06:57:35 PM
Nicely done.... like the subtle lower leaf.
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02/17/2003 05:40:28 PM
I'd have liked to see just a little more light on the stem.
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02/17/2003 03:13:18 PM
This IS THE PERFECT flower photo. Framing, composition and light are perfect. Oh and clarity ! It's wonderful and a perfect 10 !
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02/17/2003 10:47:21 AM
I want to see one of these with just a little light on the stem...just my opinion good work.
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02/17/2003 12:31:52 AM
Very nice shot. I like the lighting used at the top. I got to try this. good luck
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