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Oddly Calla
Oddly Calla

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Challenge: Odd (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Nov 22, 2005
Aperture: f/ 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2005

I have a new favorite florist. One reason is because he has interesting flowers and the main reason is because he is open on Sundays and I can go there after church. He also would like to sell my prints...BW florals....can you imagine? He has one that I printed to sell. I'll get some others to him soon.
So anyway this past Sunday he had these. There are two, the lighter ones, Mozart Peach Calla Lilies. The other's name I forget but it is a double bloom that he gets from time to time. So while there may be three stems in this image, there are actually four blooms.
I wanted to do them all together but I knew that I would have to light them so way out of my ken if I shot them altogether. Then I thought...hmmm...multiple exposure. So I did. I first shot the flowers in in regular exposure to see what settings to go with in the multiple. Then I shot the dark first and then the light on a multiple exposure. I shot the flowers in few different positions in the frame. First with the Dark one in between the other two. Then with the dark one over the lights in landscape. This last, the one here, I shot with the dark in landscape and then the light ones in portrait. I thought it odd enough in landscape mode but I thought more odd in Portrait.
I note the exif shows a 1/13 second shutter speed but that was for the lighter lilies. The dark one was shot at 1/6 second.
Post...Layer adjustments for Levels (50% opacity), brightness/contrast and hue/saturation (both 75% opacity). USM. Crop. Resize. USM.

Place: 8 out of 223
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Votes: 236
Comments: 19
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12/03/2005 11:55:45 PM
Thanks, Susi!
12/03/2005 11:41:06 PM
Your flower images are really poetry, they are exquisite!!
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11/30/2005 11:24:40 PM
Thanks Daniel, Skip, SJ and Marion!
11/30/2005 02:24:00 PM
Congratulations..stunning floral image.
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11/30/2005 10:19:27 AM
Simply gorgeous... Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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11/30/2005 06:18:35 AM
very nicely crafted! it is so cool, what you are able to get out of your camera. and to think you do this with challenges in mind, under basic editing constraints--very inspiring to me, and i should hope to others.
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11/30/2005 01:15:14 AM
Robert, I love the command you have over the floral domain. This image invites and sedices the senses. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2005 06:27:56 PM
nice shot, hope you do well!
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11/29/2005 09:34:57 AM
Wonderful photography, clean, crisp, good lighting. The layout causes some eye distraction -lacking smooth eye flow. Otherwise very nice "9"
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11/29/2005 05:50:00 AM
best flower photo entered in this challenge. like the composiyion and arrangement of the lilies. very well done.
11/26/2005 10:01:38 AM
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11/24/2005 04:57:08 PM
Beautiful flowers, a little dark for the purple one though
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11/24/2005 07:48:07 AM
Nice lighting.
11/24/2005 12:05:59 AM
8 - Very nice. Good color control. Criticism; not much, maybe slightly more 'dramatic' lighting and more symmetry top left corner where the two stems are 'appearing', may have made this even better in my opinion. Seems a little 'spot' below the left calla, pixelish, who knows.
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11/23/2005 06:36:50 PM
very nice..!! Colors look great!
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11/23/2005 03:00:27 PM
Very nice job of lighting and composing this photo. Very beautiful!
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11/23/2005 02:23:04 PM
this is odd
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11/23/2005 11:37:13 AM
Very pretty
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11/23/2005 07:40:00 AM
I like it mate... only the Violet is slightly dark on the black background
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