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Simplicity by Nature's Artist
Simplicity by Nature's Artist

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Challenge: Silhouettes II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Seoul, South Korea.
Date: May 15, 2005
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2005


Place: 148 out of 248
Avg (all users): 5.1207
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 4.8879
Avg (non-participants): 5.3534
Views since voting: 803
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 232
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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09/02/2005 09:31:27 AM
I can't believe I never commented on this one.
It's beautiful. It sends me to so many places...
The colors and shapes, that lighting, alhtough it is just a silhouette it still has a 3rd dimention feel to it.
Great shot!
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09/01/2005 06:59:20 AM
I agree with the first part of what the CClub said below. For the rest I think this is a very peacefull, pensive image with great composition and the use of silhouette.
I especially like how the center stem is in focus and the trails (leaves) are not.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2005 01:16:19 PM
dpChallenge Critique Club:

Dr. Venter. First of all you have a wonderful eye for images. I have looked through your portfolio, and you have captured many fantastic images. Your images are original and are aesthetically pleasing, and therefore most of them do well in the challenges.

You have entered 60 challenges with an average percentile of 55%. However, your improvement is significant. For your first 30, you averaged in the 52%, and in the most recent 30, you are averaging just below the 60% percentile. So either your skills are improving or you are getting better at knowing what the dpc voters like. Probably a little of both.

As for this image:

I like two other images of yours better. "Inspired by Jinjit" and CRW_9447. Both of those have nicer colors and a "cleaner" subject. I suspect the reason this image did not score better is the cluttered, randomness of the surrounding weeds or grass.

This is not an image that will win a lot of Originality points. There are just a lot of them out there, so it's easy for the viewer to quickly pass it up.

This image certainly met the criteria of the challenge.

I don't have any technical suggestions. I'm assuming that you selected the fast aperture to reduce the depth of field and blur the sun.

Keep up the good work. You are a talented photographer with a good eye. I look forward to seeing more of your shots in the future.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2005 05:15:56 PM
The power in this photograph is in its simplicity. Wonderful tones and great background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/21/2005 12:18:11 PM
Nice idea that I might have done a bit differently. I might have tried to back away a bit to be able to get the flower in the center of the sun and having the sun surrounding the flower. It's just an idea :-)
Good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2005 11:13:45 PM
This has a bit of an abstract feel to it. Nice job of not letting the sun just burn t is into oblivion. bumping up 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2005 11:49:59 AM
done very well 10
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05/16/2005 04:38:09 AM
True silhouette but the halos are distracting...
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05/16/2005 03:59:32 AM
Unlike a portrait,I believe keeping all the sillouette in focus woud have been better...
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