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Deep Purple Dream
Deep Purple Dream

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Challenge: Fill the Frame (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Bladen's Court, Old City, Philadelphia PA
Date: Jul 26, 2003
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2003

I found this flower while walking around Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the United States. This was on the corner of Elfreth's Alley and Bladen's Court.

Place: 75 out of 142
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Votes: 138
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05/28/2004 07:57:54 PM
Nice macro with good colors. I like how the red seeps out into the purple. Cheers....Martin
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2003 02:30:11 PM
wonderful colors, nice choice to center the center of the flower. texture and use of light are nice.
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08/02/2003 06:02:50 AM
Very nice!!
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08/01/2003 06:13:59 AM
Good macro, lovely vivid colors.
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07/29/2003 08:44:56 AM
Hello.... Wanted to drop a critique in here. This flower has a lot of potential. The colors from the deep maroon to the light purple can make for a dramatic shot. Here are somethings that you may want to try. The perspective of your current shot is straight into the flower. I know that to meet the challenge you wanted to capture as much of the flower into the frame as possible. Would it have still been possible from a lower angle? The lighting is interesting enough, it allows for some nice contrast in the creases of the petals. I'm not sure if boosting the contrast a bit may or maynot have increased the textures in the petals or not as it may have blown out the lower petals. Focus seems to be the major issue in this shot. It seems to be slightly soft. I'm not sure if you used auto focus or not, but you may have reached the limit of your lens. I may have opened the aperature some and made the yellow in the middle the main focal point and had the petals more blurred. This would have helped to minimize the distraction of the blemishes on the petals, but also would have given the viewer a main focal point. As it stands now, with everything in the same focal plane, we have no main subject of interest in this shot. Let's see some reshoots of this flower, I think you have some great potential with this shot! -danny
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