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Gerbera in White
Gerbera in White

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Challenge: Light On White (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Location: Kitchen Counter
Date: Feb 25, 2005
Aperture: f 8.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/294 sec
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2005

Gerbera Daisy on white background. Adjusted Highlight (100), Midtone(95) and Shadow(87) to get the background more white because it had a yellow cast to it. Used PSP9's Auto Saturation to make the daisy pop more. Adjusted brightness (-3) and Contrast (+2). Resized, sharpened and added the border (black 6 pixel, white 1 pixel, black 6 pixel). Taken on my kitchen counter using sunlight and 2 white shelves.

~ Added After Challenge End ~

This entry holds sentimental value and it was very nice to see it finish as well as it did. My uncle, Carl Hoffman, chose this photo out of the 100 or so I took for this challenge, as his favorite. The next day (2/26), he was admitted to the hospital. After a few days there, we decided that rather then putting him in a nursing home for the last days of his life, we would bring him home. Everything was set up in one day (3/2) and he was to come home the next afternoon. Unfortunately, he passed away at 2:01 am on March 3rd. I had been avidly watching my score until then. We went right to New Jersey to take care of the funeral arrangements and I missed the end of the voting. It was a wondeful surprise to come home last night and see how well this photo had done. Therefore, I wanted to thank everyone for scoring this so high.

Place: 70 out of 431
Avg (all users): 5.7604
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 5.5212
Avg (non-participants): 5.9884
Views since voting: 1149
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 338
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2005 06:00:51 PM
Nicely done. If the light were better diffused the shadows and overall image would have a softer, smoother look
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03/06/2005 05:00:05 PM
Like it a lot. 8
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03/05/2005 05:20:18 PM
I really like this image,but i am not sure about the black border 9
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03/04/2005 12:10:44 AM
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03/03/2005 05:49:15 PM
Wonderful shot!
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03/03/2005 04:12:50 PM
the shadow in the upper left hand portion is a little distracting
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03/03/2005 10:19:00 AM
I like this, especially the dare to show some dark. It actually works quite well for me.
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03/02/2005 09:56:43 PM
The center and aureola seem to diminish the white petals. The cropping also seems a bit awkward
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03/02/2005 01:50:32 AM
Lovely picture! Funky border. I really do love the flower, but I find the triple border quite distracting... it just draws my eye right out of the picture, especially since the focal point is so close to the edge already.
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