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Challenge: Five (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: indianapolis, in
Date: May 6, 2005
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2005

yeah yeah yeah. mousie did it better.

flipped horizontally
cloned out a tip of a clamp holding a flower
2 channel mixer layers for desaturation
little bit of eraser to punch up the yellows

Place: 67 out of 182
Avg (all users): 5.4663
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.3495
Avg (non-participants): 5.5810
Views since voting: 891
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 208
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/14/2005 02:24:22 PM
Holy Pete did you ever get attacked by the "Shallow DOF Haters Club". Ouch.

For the record, the Shallow DOF really, really sells this piece on a level that tack-sharpness across the board never could have. Fading as the flower fades.. Maybe Roxette's title, "Fading Like a Flower"? Anyway, screw the DOF haters.. I dunno what planet they're on, but it's not this one. DPC winners circle may not be good for shallow DOF, but it sure is good for shallow-thinking.
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05/14/2005 01:57:34 PM
for the record...these ARE in order. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2005 03:32:12 PM
Looks underexposed ..also a greater dof might help this shot as you want to show all the five stages and not just pick one of them
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05/13/2005 08:19:12 AM
I like where you were going with this and I like the composition but the depth of field really hurts you here. The first dandelion is in excellent focus - I wish the 4th one were also. The black background plays nicely with the yellow and really pops. Would like to see a rework with better focus.
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05/12/2005 09:01:02 PM
great idea, well composed...I would have loved more depth of field though.
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05/10/2005 01:19:04 PM
i think the first three are backwards, otherwise a great photo
05/09/2005 02:34:32 AM
Great concept and nicely executed. It would have been even nicer had you managed to use a smaller aperture opening so that you could have brough all of them into focus.
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05/08/2005 11:58:23 PM
this is so creative and I think would have been a winner if the lighting and sharpness worked on some more. 6
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05/08/2005 03:21:01 PM
To fit the title I would have liked these to be in order - first three reversed so bud is first, last two OK. The color is also kinda drab. I think also the white ball could have better served as your in focus subject as it's forms tend to be more interesting. I only comment cause I really like your idea and wished I'd come up withit myself :)
05/08/2005 10:57:37 AM
The fading DOF is what made me not score this a little higher. If the rest of the "evolution" would've been more focused in I would've easily given this an 8. Great concept. Good photo.
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05/08/2005 12:03:33 AM
like the colors in this
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05/07/2005 11:21:45 PM
Good idea but lighting seems a little flat
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05/07/2005 09:04:40 PM
If this was tack sharp,I think it would stand a chance of the winners circle. As it is, it's still a super idea. And who knows, it may end up there anyhow!
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05/07/2005 12:24:22 PM
well thought out and well executed. good colours and DOF
Good luck /8
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05/07/2005 10:02:29 AM
Dull colors and bad focus but good composition and nice idea
05/07/2005 09:37:57 AM
damn interesting comp. It could've been saturated up a bit, but it's very good.
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05/07/2005 08:45:22 AM
Just a tad more lighting and I would have given this a 10. Great idea and well executed! A refreshing change from the other flower photos!
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05/07/2005 02:31:59 AM
very nice, a frame may have helped this? 8
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05/07/2005 02:30:39 AM
Very well done and executed
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05/07/2005 02:29:08 AM
Good idea but seems to lack sharpness. Suggest try using better depth of field settings when taking pics.
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05/07/2005 01:22:51 AM
I like this idea a lot, but 1. I would have liked to see this against a background of the sky if possible - the black feels artificial, 2. the lighting is a little dim, and 3. the back ones are out of focus - did you plan it that way b/c I'd have liked them all to be in focus.
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