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Challenge: Leading Lines II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2005
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jun 25, 2005
Aperture: f/ 2.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/256 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2005

A stem of a lisianthus with buds leading...well pointing to the subject calla...liked the lighting in this but hmmm, well...outside the box?
Post: Open, rotate, layer adjustments for levels (50% opacity), brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. USM. Crop. Resize. USM.

07/04/2005: I want to thank everyone for the really great comments on this and, while it did not finish real high it was quite a respectable showing. On a brighter note, I got more 10's for this than for any other image I've entered so far...big thanks for that.

The lighting setup: Two 100w halogen bulbs in clamp lamps on either side of the shooting area. They were pointed up to a piece of white foam board over the shooting area. A third lamp, a desk lamp, with a 60w Reveal bulb was pointed down on the subjects from the right.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.2857
Avg (commenters): 8.3182
Avg (participants): 5.9520
Avg (non-participants): 6.6333
Views since voting: 1232
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 245
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/13/2006 11:09:58 PM
Oh my goodness! This is magnificent!
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07/05/2005 09:04:46 AM
A truly lovely image. Exquisite lighting!
Can't believe it didn't finish higher.
Nice to know the editors liked it sufficiently to offer it as a "Print Available."
Congratulations!
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07/04/2005 12:47:47 AM
I'm kinda disappointed to see where this finished. Helluva shot...
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07/04/2005 12:11:00 AM
very nice rob
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07/04/2005 12:04:21 AM
reminds me of pink floyd!
great job
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2005 08:18:15 PM
Beautiful composition! The buds are pointing right at the flower but it is the lighting that makes this special.. downward light against the black background is just perfect...there is a lot of movement created here...
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07/03/2005 05:27:20 PM
This is rich in color and texture and the black bg fits here well.
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07/03/2005 01:13:39 AM
Creative and just super, super, super! 10
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07/02/2005 04:42:54 PM
bumped to 9. Looks like they're posing! Good luck in the challenge.
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07/02/2005 04:36:55 PM
oh my - takes my breath away - 10
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07/02/2005 03:08:29 PM
Very nice shot, original too. Love the lighting, bumping to an 8
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07/02/2005 11:27:31 AM
The sinuous lines beckon the eye to follow them. And they all lead to the center of interest, which is also the brightest element in the photo. Very nice. It would be even better if the flower was more sharply focused.
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07/01/2005 11:33:42 PM
Really beautiful lighting...a truly lovely composition.
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07/01/2005 05:20:33 PM
This is one of the most striking and subtle uses of lighting I have come across and I love the way the merest touch of light along the stems creates strong lines that curve and then point at the flower itself. Just magical! 10
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07/01/2005 02:54:00 PM
The lighting is just about perfect and the composition is fantastic. At first, I have to admit, I didn't see the leading lines, but I think that the way that the stalks are pointing at the flower is really effective.
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07/01/2005 02:43:39 PM
Gorgeous lighting.
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07/01/2005 08:05:17 AM
very nice
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06/30/2005 10:26:02 PM
This is an AWESOME photo! I love everything about this. This is just a great shot. 10.
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06/30/2005 01:10:59 AM
Beautiful...simple and elegant.
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06/29/2005 07:46:52 PM
LOVELY lines!! Very artistically done. One of my favorites. Hope this does well for you. 10
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06/29/2005 03:35:26 PM
Well, that's pure... Great lighting and tonalities, wonderful journey down the lines...
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06/28/2005 03:52:18 PM
That poor flower is under attack!
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06/28/2005 03:09:18 AM
nice crisp shot
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06/27/2005 01:41:38 PM
This is beautiful. I love the lighting .
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06/27/2005 12:39:43 PM
hope this does well, good luck!
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06/27/2005 05:59:06 AM
Soft and difused light is what I like, lovely image..
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06/27/2005 04:59:15 AM
perfection 10
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