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Challenge: Lighting II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Marietta, Ga
Date: May 17, 2005
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2005

Magnolia Blossom just opening
The title translates Angel of Available Light.
Every day I take my camera to work. When I get my morning, lunch and afternoon break, I walk outside and look for opportunites. Two flowering magnolia trees in the back of our building provide ample opportunity to "practice". This blossom was facing north on the east side of the tree. In the morning light, it was backlit and the tones inside the blossom were very appealing. Shooting these two trees has been a rich experience for me and regardless of placing, I think I will always remember this the awe I felt when I saw this blossom and the relief I felt when later that night it was in focus.

I cropped this a bit, cloned out a few distracting spots and prior to converting to jpeg worked the curves slightly in DPP.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.5779
Avg (commenters): 8.0417
Avg (participants): 6.4330
Avg (non-participants): 6.7157
Views since voting: 2052
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 199
Comments: 30
Favorites: 8 (view)


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05/30/2005 12:47:39 AM
Congrats on your top ten finish, Ron!
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05/30/2005 12:31:10 AM
This study may be the envy of many. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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05/30/2005 12:24:14 AM
Thanks to all for commenting. The honest critique and appreciation from those who share is richly rewarding and benificial for continuing progress. I am very excited to have placed this well in a group whose talent I so admire.
05/30/2005 12:06:40 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on your top 10 finish. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2005 11:54:46 PM
Pristine beauty.
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05/29/2005 11:08:33 PM
the picture is lovely, the gradation of tones pleasingly suble- but the border is a putrid color
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05/29/2005 10:40:45 PM
positively detailed. if there is a perfect flower shot I'm loking at it.
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05/29/2005 08:29:20 PM
I love the delicate and subtle nature of this photo. Beautiful. Top 10.
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05/28/2005 12:39:00 PM
Great flower! WHat is it? Love the detail of the center, composition and the lighting. Very good control of all that white...could have been overpowering.
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05/27/2005 09:28:59 PM
This is a very sensual photograph, with the details in the central part of the flower being so textured and the petals being so soft. The lines flow in such a beautiful way and the composition, placing the stamen where you did, is perfect. The light is so soft and contrasts in such a nice, gentle way with the shadows. I also love the matching green you chose for the border. Amazing!
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05/27/2005 08:26:54 PM
Lovely. Really brings me into the photo. I want to reach out and caress the softness of the flower and inhale it's fragrance. Clean, soft, soothing.
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05/26/2005 05:44:09 PM
the only thing i can say here is BEAUTIFUL
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05/26/2005 01:35:59 PM
stunning!
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05/26/2005 11:40:15 AM
Superbe prise de vue ! Magnifiques tons de blancs. Une photo symbolisant la pureté. Très beau travail.
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05/26/2005 12:15:22 AM
Simply gorgeous, excellent subtle lighting, wonderful detail!
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05/25/2005 02:18:45 PM
Soft and creamy light - just lovely -- one of my ribbon picks
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05/25/2005 11:08:16 AM
I love the textures in this. Just the right amount of soft shadows really make this a great shot!
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05/25/2005 06:44:04 AM
should definiteliy be a ribbon...
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05/24/2005 07:48:32 PM
this would have been great in the beauty challenge. Thats beautiful is the first think that poped into my head. Although I don't feel like it works as well for the light challenge. Yes it is lit well, but I don't think the lighting makes the picture, your perfect composition does. What kinda flower is this? (8)
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05/24/2005 04:17:50 AM
professional work here, should place high
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05/23/2005 03:53:01 PM
This photo really stands out. One of the best I think in this challenge. Good job
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05/23/2005 01:31:08 PM
Nice backlighting.
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05/23/2005 12:57:11 PM
Beautiful photo even if I don't understand so much the title (and I'm french !) , anyway title is not important for me when I vote.
I like so much the perfect definition of the flower and the soft tones .
I hope to see more photos of this serie after challenge ends.
Believe that I really do appreciate the high quality ! Good Luck !
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05/23/2005 09:20:51 AM
Lovely image, really appeals to me. Perhaps you could re-shoot it for the 'beautiful' challenge ! 10
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05/23/2005 08:23:55 AM
Beautiful! Composition is pleasing, tack sharp, light is perfect, and exposure is dead on! 10
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05/23/2005 04:25:20 AM
Great Macro=10
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05/23/2005 02:10:58 AM
Beautiful! Even a nice border... Soft, pure, understated. Hope it does well.
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05/23/2005 01:08:43 AM
glorious! an amazing flower in an amazing picture... the light coming in behind is perfect... i enjoy this!
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05/23/2005 01:01:54 AM
being from Mississippi..the magnolia is our state flower...BEAUTIFUL hue ...congrats...GOTTA be a ribbon 10 10 10
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05/23/2005 12:16:14 AM
love the light tones in this photo
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