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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Backlighting II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jan 8, 2006
Aperture: f/ 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/97 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2006

Two drooping gerbera daisies positioned over a clamp lamp with a 100w halogen bulb.

Post: Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Another layer of levels. NeatImage. USM. Crop. Resize. USM.
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Post Challenge: Whew! Thanks for the votes and wonderful comments! I appreciate them all! Happy!
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OK...won POTD's around the net and won at Steve's Digicams on 03/06/2006!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.9315
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.6167
Avg (non-participants): 7.1194
Views since voting: 8859
Views during voting: 486
Votes: 321
Comments: 55
Favorites: 37 (view)


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01/07/2009 02:36:53 PM
I love the lighting on this and the different approach taken. Great stuff!
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07/04/2007 02:24:23 AM
stunning.
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08/20/2006 10:44:59 PM
This is a really cool idea. Nice work.
01/28/2006 10:21:43 AM
real cool effect, love it !
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01/23/2006 06:26:56 PM
just love it. great lighting
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01/23/2006 11:57:27 AM
Big congrats on this beauty Robert!!! wonderful!
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01/21/2006 10:34:50 PM
Excellent backlighting. Great color and mood. congrats!
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01/21/2006 11:54:30 AM
Simply beuatiful. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon. Van
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01/20/2006 09:10:35 PM
Awesome!! I love these types of images and you did a great job with this one! Congrats!!!!
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01/20/2006 03:04:21 AM
My kind of image
Lovely work and Congrats on your Ribbon
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01/19/2006 09:41:45 PM
congrats on the ribbon RoB! well done and well deserved!
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01/18/2006 10:20:13 PM
Congratulations Robert on the ribbon!!!! A beauty of a shot. Excellent work on this fine composition.
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01/18/2006 07:59:28 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon Robert! Beautifully photographed and composed it is a gorgeous addition to the Banmorn Collection!
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01/18/2006 05:33:26 PM
Wow, with all the 1's and 2's you still received second place! Way to go! Congrats!
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01/18/2006 11:20:19 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon - really beautiful shot!
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01/18/2006 08:48:42 AM
God this is beautiful. So glad it did well. Congratulations!!!
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01/18/2006 08:32:13 AM
Beautiful colors and composition and beautiful lighting....but backlit ? More like underlit...
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01/18/2006 08:18:44 AM
Very beautiful, congrats.
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01/18/2006 07:30:06 AM
This is outstanding robert your lighting is perfect! congrats on your red!
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01/18/2006 05:49:40 AM
Nice job again Bob!
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01/18/2006 05:17:35 AM
Congrats! So elegant! :)
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01/18/2006 03:38:42 AM
Greate and simple! Good work.
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01/18/2006 02:28:48 AM
Robert congrats with your red and specialty. Very nice and one of my top picks for this challenge.
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01/18/2006 12:55:31 AM
very very nice! congrats
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01/18/2006 12:52:57 AM
Congratulations Robert on this wonderful rendition ;)
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01/18/2006 12:24:57 AM
Congratulations, Robert! Beautifully backlit, for sure.
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01/18/2006 12:18:04 AM
Hey Robert: your work is consistently beautiful and rewards do come! Congratulations on your REd with this stunning image.
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01/18/2006 12:18:02 AM
goooo fuji...congrats
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01/18/2006 12:16:32 AM
Many congratulations, Rob, it's an honour to be next to you. The light is so magical in this picture.

Added: Love the title!

Message edited by author 2006-01-18 03:12:07.
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01/18/2006 12:16:14 AM
Congratulations, Robert! Great job - glad to see this win the Red! Way to go!
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01/18/2006 12:14:51 AM
Very nice....one of my favorites for sure..congrats
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01/18/2006 12:11:25 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations Robert!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2006 09:20:44 PM
very nice. I like how the green stem pops out. It wouldn't be the same without it, I think!
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01/16/2006 09:08:55 AM
Clean, sharp and excellent example of back lighting "10"
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01/16/2006 02:42:56 AM
Perfect amount of light. 10
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01/15/2006 11:37:17 PM
I bumped this. Twice. I have no idea what I was thinking when I first saw this. It's outstanding!
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01/15/2006 10:01:14 PM
just great, I know flattery is not very helpfull but I have nothing to add or substract
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01/14/2006 08:55:05 PM
beautiful ighting and color. very natural looking - 9
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01/14/2006 05:22:37 PM
Lovely and impeccable tecnique to bring out the delivate beauty. 7 on first pass.
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01/13/2006 08:04:34 PM
Nice!
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01/13/2006 05:23:41 PM
Really lovely lighting here. And the focus is sharp too.
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01/13/2006 04:30:57 PM
Beautiful. Probably the best of the challenge. It really is backlit, yet you can tell all of the details of each petal. I like that they are facing downward, almost as if in a sad repose. 10
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01/13/2006 02:45:33 PM
this is great, I dont see how you guys do it.
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01/13/2006 06:52:34 AM
this looks great...7
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01/13/2006 01:52:12 AM
The lighting, gives the petals a silhouette feel.....
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01/12/2006 08:28:54 AM
This is NOT backlighting. It's a good picture but did not follow the challenge. There's a difference between "back" and "side"! 1
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01/12/2006 12:46:27 AM
Well done. 8
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01/11/2006 05:00:25 PM
One word...Brilliant!
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01/11/2006 02:14:31 PM
Seems a bit more "underlit" than "backlit" but a gorgeous shot just the same.
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01/11/2006 12:29:05 PM
Beauuuutiful. Will definitely be up there..
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01/11/2006 07:55:32 AM
beautiful lighting
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01/11/2006 05:45:45 AM
beautiful
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01/11/2006 01:48:37 AM
Great shot. The unconventional position of the flowers and lighting make this interesting to look at
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01/11/2006 01:31:42 AM
Lovely shot, nice color.
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01/11/2006 12:31:36 AM
doesn't seem like backlighting...more like underneath lighting...the shot is great though!
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