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Dreaming of Spring
Dreaming of Spring

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Challenge: Pink (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Hotel room in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: Feb 5, 2005
Aperture: F22
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2005

An experiment (for me) in photographing flowers, inspired by several beautiful recent entries (and winners) in other challenges. Purchased a bunch of pink tulips and used a combination of diffused sunlight from a window and some fill flash.

In post editing, used a gaussian blur layer in soft light mode and adjusted saturation and lightness, curves and some very light selective sharpening. Neat image and resize.

Not too happy about the crop, but don't have time (or sunlight) to reshoot, so am submitting with fingers crossed. I do like the shot but I am sure it is going to be one of a million similar! We'll see.

Place: 125 out of 270
Avg (all users): 5.3282
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.2533
Avg (non-participants): 5.4286
Views since voting: 1984
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 262
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2005 04:42:35 PM
Nice, interesting lighting.
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02/11/2005 12:22:59 PM
the lighting coming from the lower left is pretty harsh, but the depth of field is great and the colors look natural, not oversaturated, hope this does well for you
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02/10/2005 02:28:41 AM
This is a nice shot with interesting lighting, but the color seems slightly off.
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02/08/2005 03:26:22 PM
Returning for comment:
The light is amazing and it answers the challenge perfectly.
The focus a bit too soft IMO but over all a nice picture.
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02/08/2005 03:04:46 PM
Oh so pretty, snatched this beautiful photo for my favorites, sorry can´t vote, hope it scores highly :)
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02/08/2005 12:32:59 AM
Good composition and lighting here. I gave you an (8) because the focus is too soft for my own personal taste given the stark background. Nice work - I'm sure you are pleased with the final result.
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02/07/2005 10:34:12 PM
Beautiful picture. Nice lighting. 9
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02/07/2005 02:22:18 PM
I like the softness of this, but the background could be darker. It's got a lot of noise in it. Maybe my monitor is brighter than yours.
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02/07/2005 08:06:42 AM
nice lighting.
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