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Deja Vu du Lys
Deja Vu du Lys
charliebaker


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Challenge: Dreams (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Casio Exilim Pro EX-P600
Location: Oregon Coast, the garden in my front yard
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Aperture: 10 second
ISO: 50
Shutter: f2.8
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2005

Calla Lilies in the garden in our front yard;
Photo taken at 11PM; tripod with a 10 second exposure, using handheld flashlight for illumination on each bloom.

Yes, this is the same photographic session from which I entered other photos into "Moods" and "Late Night". I haven't seen much of this on DPC and figured I'd give it a try: that is, entering the same composition (though entirely different photos), into successive challenges, each photo with different tones, styles, yet connected by subject, composition and yes, even by title.

To be quite frank, the other two photos were entered as sidekick setup shots to prepare the viewer for this photo, the "Deja Vu" moment, when the DPC voter has the "AHA" experience, or "Wait a minute! I've seen this photo before on a previous challenge!" Of course, this is exactly what happens in real night dream life. So this photo is an absurd attempt at replicating in photography (through a series of three photos) what someone experiences in their dreams.

P/S: For this challenge, I took my photoshop friends, Mr. Hugh-Saturation and Mr. Colour-Balance out for a dreamy joyride. They seemed to be in the mood for a fantasy.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.6101
Avg (commenters): 7.4483
Avg (participants): 6.2955
Avg (non-participants): 6.8231
Views since voting: 2993
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 218
Comments: 39
Favorites: 17 (view)


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05/13/2005 10:09:53 PM
Congrats on the 5th place finish. You keep inching upward close to the ribbons. Hang around that area long enough and one is sure to come your way.
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05/13/2005 11:06:48 AM
This is a beautiful shot. Congrats on top 10.
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05/13/2005 06:57:01 AM
Very creatively done. Gave it a 10. Congrats on 5th!
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05/13/2005 03:53:07 AM
Very special indeed, just loved this dreamshot...congratulations on the 5th place.
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05/13/2005 12:33:09 AM
What a hypnotic trio! Congratulations on your 5th placing.
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05/13/2005 12:26:22 AM
Truely a Deja Vu of beauty! I love the soft color and radiance of each calla lily. Each sucessive shot got a little better not only in quality but in score too. While the third masterfully emmulated the best qualities of the previous two photos, also adding its own mystic. Congrats on the fifth place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2005 11:32:28 PM
I wish my lilies would glow like that. Good idea.
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05/12/2005 11:24:15 PM
back to move this one up the scale a bit...it's really fabulous 9
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05/12/2005 07:18:39 PM
The lighting is dreamy and picturesque, well done
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05/12/2005 04:49:07 PM
Oh yeah.
Bet I'm not the first to post a 'candles' comment by saying it looks like a set of candles : )
Painted light? A beautiful job however it was done. Less keen on the flower in the bottom right - maybe even better without it? The other two are absolutely spot on though.
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05/12/2005 04:41:18 PM
Wonderful light and colors.
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05/11/2005 05:19:01 PM
This is stunning! 10
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05/11/2005 11:13:19 AM
Beautiful.
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05/10/2005 03:46:35 PM
Great lighting. Sharpness is excellent.
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05/07/2005 03:54:05 PM
I always wondered if it would be possible to make the same shot (or at least the same composition) work it's way into 3 or 4 simultaneous challenges!!!
STILL a nice shot! GL.
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05/07/2005 12:02:11 AM
Lovely and dream-like
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05/06/2005 10:13:58 PM
This is my second go-around =) - Very beautiful!!! I love the colors, composition, and the soft glow. Very nice!!! Great job!
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05/06/2005 06:38:46 PM
Nice shot, but I've seen this before in another challenge in another color. It's less interesting as a re-run.
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05/06/2005 04:34:46 PM
Beautiful lighting and composition
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05/06/2005 01:27:12 PM
Very pretty, I hope you tell us how you lit up the flowers, would love to try something like this when my Lilies flower......
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05/06/2005 12:21:34 PM
Great lighting. However, there seems to be some hot spots. I don't know if that could be avoided or not. The negative space works really well.8
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05/06/2005 11:09:36 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous!! I hope you sell this one! 10!
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05/06/2005 10:47:37 AM
Simple, effective, beautful. 9
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05/06/2005 10:17:58 AM
Wow! That is BEAUTIFUL. The colors are beyond amazing.
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05/06/2005 10:00:39 AM
Very nice. Ive alway been curious how people managed to run electricity to there flower to get such nice lighting. Fits the challenge well. I would like to have seen the pistil on the bottom right flower, just to add to the uniformity. Otherwise great image. Nice job
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05/06/2005 09:34:49 AM
How appropriate name! (I've seen the same in the Late Night challenge).
I like this one much more - like the light!

Careful, though, if this has the same original as the other one, it will be DQ'd.

Bumping up: 7
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05/06/2005 09:17:33 AM
Excellent lighting good mood well done
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05/06/2005 08:36:10 AM
how many ways is this photo gonna be done. It is an excellent photo don't get me wrong. it is getting done to death. try something new.
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05/06/2005 08:15:27 AM
Good colours and composition. This is a really good pic.
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05/06/2005 07:07:10 AM
love the flowers!! great photo
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05/06/2005 05:13:07 AM
Brilliant I think the lighting is amazing 9
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05/06/2005 03:12:05 AM
Oh wow so beautiful
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05/06/2005 01:43:34 AM
i love the way these look lit up
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05/06/2005 01:30:36 AM
I'm not a flower shot fan and there turned out to be many in this challenge, but yours is tops. Great effect.
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05/06/2005 01:14:16 AM
Nice shot but hopefully, it won't be in the 5 challenge also !
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05/06/2005 12:42:00 AM
Would be a 10 if the the stamens were a little darker giving better contrast between the violets and yellows. So, 9.
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05/06/2005 12:37:28 AM
Not sure if I've dreamed of flowers like these, but it is beautiful. Lights, colors. Composition. Nice
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05/06/2005 12:37:13 AM
these are really getting better. Exposure is perfect this time IMHO. How did hou get thos lovely shades of purple and pink?
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05/06/2005 12:29:24 AM
TRES BELLE!... i like the purple color the most for sure, really the strongest of the three in my opinion (have a seen the third) haha, great shot... an 11 from me
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