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Tribute to Francis Toussaint
Tribute to Francis Toussaint

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Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Corte de madera (California)
Date: Jan 20, 2006
Aperture: F4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006


Place: 75 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.7386
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
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Avg (non-participants): 5.8922
Views since voting: 1828
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 241
Comments: 8
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02/01/2006 02:15:03 AM
Francis Toissaint has been a true source of inspiration and the first photographer from the digital communities that captured my attention. At pbase:
you can find a large collection of his digital pictures from 2001-2003. Unfortunately he died in 2003, depriving us of the beauty of his work. This #4 issue of the pbase magazine pays tribute to Francis giving us some facts about his life.
I hope those who did not know his work alrealdy can enjoy it now.

Message edited by author 2006-02-01 02:18:41.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 10:49:04 PM
The focus on this image is dead on! Amazing how the veins of the leaves are clearly shown and the background blur is just right ;) The leaf to the upper left could have been clones out as it doesn't really add much to the image IMHO. Great job!
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01/29/2006 07:35:57 AM
This is my kind of shot, even though it is of dried leaves, I really think you have captured it at it best..... I love it.....
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01/27/2006 05:01:52 PM
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01/26/2006 08:48:39 PM
Thanks - another great photographer I hadn't known of before - and your work reflectes Toussaint's depth and richness of color. Very nice!
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01/26/2006 09:28:15 AM
Beauty in the arridness of it all. I like the textures - your lighting is excellent.
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01/25/2006 05:04:42 PM
II looked up this photographer whom I've never heard of and she only comes up as someone who exhibits on Pbase. Every bit of google info I got on her linked back to pbase. I guess she is well known in the pbase community but my understanding of this challenge extended more toward really well-known photographers---someone whose work can be seen outside the non-juried digital community perhaps, i.e, in galleries, books,and museums.

Anyway, I took a minute to browse through her stuff and I guess this kind of emmulates her close-up nature stuff. The difficulty I have is that I didn't find her work all that original or even captivating, just extremely prolific. My suggustion is you check a few collections of works by master photographers.

On its own merit, this is a nice study of texture and line, if not particularly engaging to me.
01/25/2006 03:20:58 AM
love this...wish there was more bokeh on the background...great colours
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