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Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: My garden
Date: Apr 26, 2005
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2005

This is a small flower in the garden; the black background is just grass and such in shadow + some curves tweaking (to the whole image of course). I'm not sure, really, how this will do - the topic and the challenge description don't really line up IMO, so I tried to do something that was sort of both. I certainly don't expect much from it. I have a feeling people are going to say the flower's too big.

Editing: Resized, slightly cropped, curves, levels, conversion to b&w, hue/saturation to tone, sharpening, and some light NeatImage. Border added.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 492
Avg (all users): 6.6657
Avg (commenters): 7.7045
Avg (participants): 6.5487
Avg (non-participants): 6.8049
Views since voting: 3044
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 359
Comments: 57
Favorites: 8 (view)


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10/04/2005 02:15:42 AM
this is amazing..I am not a fan of florals, but you hit the button with this one, clear and great texture, and a master job with your lighting here. I like the reflection on the surface used to hold flower. This is dark
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06/21/2005 11:03:06 AM
Simplicity at it's finest. I love the placement of the flower. Great contrast. Very nice!!
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05/05/2005 05:32:41 PM
Very beautiful. Love it. Now what dough head gave it a one?
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05/05/2005 12:22:50 AM
Very nice Julia. This is an image with a strong and immediate appeal. Expertly composed and captured. Congratulations on your 6th placement.
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05/04/2005 10:46:47 PM
This image just astounded me. At a loss for words right now, so I apologize. Just had to tell you how stunning it is.
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05/04/2005 10:32:22 AM
Hi Julia,
Congratulations on your 6th place!! Awesome! I see you moved in to Roseburg...beautiful area. I have a cousin who is a recruiter for the Navy over there.

Keep up the good work. I love looking at your photos!

Colette
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05/04/2005 08:15:34 AM
very well done ... great shot
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05/04/2005 07:39:32 AM
Congrats on the top ten finish easily the best of the flower shots. I'm not normally a boarder fan but this one is perfect for the challenge, very minimalistic.

Message edited by author 2005-05-04 07:40:20.
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05/04/2005 01:48:13 AM
Originally posted by nico_blue:

congrats on the top ten... i would be a bit worried about the score though... 6th place and a score of 6.666... hmmmm, you know ive a;ways wondered about you :-) (j/k)


Uh oh, my secret's out ;)
05/04/2005 12:10:16 AM
congrats on the top ten... i would be a bit worried about the score though... 6th place and a score of 6.666... hmmmm, you know ive a;ways wondered about you :-) (j/k)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 11:29:52 PM
Beautiful! I love the simple and elegant composition of this shot, border works well here as well. Nicely done! I wouldn't be surprised to see this one near the top, good luck!! 10
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05/03/2005 08:24:11 PM
I love the textures on the flower petals
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05/02/2005 09:08:40 PM
Very nice. I like the shades of grey feeling. 9
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05/02/2005 02:26:20 AM
Stunning Detail
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05/01/2005 05:55:58 PM
very nice
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05/01/2005 10:41:04 AM
This is really nice. I like the contrast of the subject compared to the background. Nice Job.
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05/01/2005 02:26:09 AM
A good shot here. Lighting and focus are great. I like the b/w conversion, very well done. There is very nice detail and texture to the flower. I think the size of it is good, definitely fits the challenge IMO. Compositionally, I'm not crazy about how the flower is framed so tight into the corner, I'm wondering if it were out just a bit, it might be a much stronger presentation?
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04/30/2005 10:05:51 PM
The flower is too close to the borders for my tastes. It need a little room to breathe. It would be alright where it is if the white border line wasn't there. Otherwise, very nice. Good lighting. Good for the challenge.
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04/30/2005 09:17:17 PM
Borders generally don't do much for me .. but as I look at this again, it dawns on me that without the border, I wouldn't like it so much. Oh, I'd still like it -- the exposure is technically very nicely done and the details nicely evident despite the small size. What strikes me is that the border -- particularly the pale line that separates the ground from the border proper -- supports and holds the subject neatly within the frame. Deliberate or accidental ... it works and complements the subject extremely well. An already fine image is elevated by its inclusion and that's a great touch!
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04/30/2005 11:38:53 AM
great job!
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04/30/2005 10:46:04 AM
Amazing tones and effective border
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04/30/2005 07:52:18 AM
nice photo and nicely framed, too.
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04/29/2005 10:35:07 PM
I would prefer the flower to be more to the right and up a bit... seems very cramped in the corner. Not sure the frame adds to the shot, but doesn't seem to detract. Nice tones.
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04/29/2005 08:44:22 PM
great contrast
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04/29/2005 06:12:13 PM
Dark did not add. White object could be smaller.
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04/29/2005 05:48:38 PM
the details on this flower are wonderful....after this is over i would love to see its actual color which would have worked nicely too
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04/29/2005 02:20:35 PM
SPOT ON very well done I like the border
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04/29/2005 01:28:50 PM
crisp focus, simple and elegant composition, good use of B&W, one of my ribbon picks this challenge. BOL
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04/29/2005 12:29:02 PM
Love it, One of my favorites.
Would love to see it in color on the black background too.
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04/29/2005 12:28:22 PM
I wish you would have made you negative space less square and more panoramic with the flower 1/3 of the way in. Nice tones
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04/29/2005 11:48:12 AM
This is a nice image, and simple. I like the black background, but think a colourful flower would have worked well.
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04/29/2005 09:53:13 AM
i love flower shots, i like the black background too
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04/29/2005 05:45:29 AM
nice lit, a bit overburnt, but a good outcome.
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04/29/2005 05:29:53 AM
absolutely gorgeous..... love it... 10
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04/29/2005 12:36:51 AM
If you put the flower more on the thirds intersection, the image would be stronger then if you shoved it in the corner like you have done.
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04/28/2005 07:30:46 PM
Nice detail on the flower.
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04/28/2005 05:44:39 PM
nice image, the flower is very strong and clear. good job
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04/28/2005 05:05:16 PM
Very elegant photo. Nice soft color to the flower. Like the border. I like the fact it is on the left side instead of the right like so many others. I gave it a 7.
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04/28/2005 02:48:46 PM
Very nice contrast by using a black and white image. The white line border I can do without.
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04/28/2005 10:39:30 AM
Great pic, One of the best ones I've seen.
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04/28/2005 06:24:22 AM
My 2cents worth is you have sold your self short by going black and white, color version would have been right up there. Good luck anyway
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04/28/2005 01:53:23 AM
wee more space between flower and border? gl 7
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04/27/2005 10:04:41 PM
Lovely. This the kind of photo I think of when I think of Minimalism. The border adds to the photo.
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04/27/2005 04:55:51 PM
great shot, I don't really like the border I think it takes away form the feeling of emptiness, but I still like this one..............8.
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04/27/2005 04:11:27 PM
Wow. Your conversion to black and white is flawless. I love the subtle leaf curling off to the right.
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04/27/2005 12:47:27 PM
Your title says it all. Good composition. Very effective in B&W.
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04/27/2005 12:46:38 PM
Perfect in every aspect. One of my favourites. 10!
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04/27/2005 11:44:08 AM
This photo is awesome. Great composition and lighting. This is one of my favorite photos for this challenge. It definitely got a 10.
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04/27/2005 11:15:30 AM
Pretty neat shot. I would like to see this on something that will give a good reflection.
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04/27/2005 10:57:43 AM
Nice example of minimalism. Would also make a great negative space photo. Would remove the border though.
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04/27/2005 10:03:17 AM
hmmmmmmm maybe too much in the corner? I love the tones and lighting though 8
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04/27/2005 09:43:51 AM
Nice, this is so elegant, ribbon material if ever I saw it
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04/27/2005 09:16:52 AM
Nice contrasting colors of the b&w. Could be a little bit sharper but the light is very nice and I think you met the challenge.
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04/27/2005 03:09:22 AM
Lovely floral entry. Like the tones and sharp detail. Nice processing without any visible artifactual distractions. Very good border for this challenge!
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04/27/2005 01:24:10 AM
Nice shot. I like the black and white feel.
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04/27/2005 01:07:25 AM
Wonderful detail and light
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04/27/2005 12:33:42 AM
Beautiful, mininalist photo. Like the lighting on the flower, and the contrast with the black background. Works superbly well.
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