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A Time to Live, a Time to Die
A Time to Live, a Time to Die

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Challenge: Life (Classic Editing)
Collection: Scenic
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Asheville nc
Date: Sep 14, 2003
Aperture: na
ISO: 100
Shutter: na
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2003

A flower. I'm trying to learn how to backlight effectively, though I must admit this shot is a bit of an accident.

I adjust the brightness/contrast a bit, and saturated the colors. Overall, I like it, but it does seem to be a bit off in the exposure in spots.

How it fits the challenge -- The flower represents life. The tree in the background is one that is apparently dead; it did not bud/bloom all summer. Life and death go together.

Place: 74 out of 231
Avg (all users): 5.2936
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.1364
Avg (non-participants): 5.4537
Views since voting: 982
Votes: 218
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/04/2004 05:46:04 PM
I accidentally stumbled upon this shot whilst playing the random number thumbnail game on the forums...and it's beautiful! Lovely job, even with your exposure difficulties. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to see it! :o)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2003 06:22:22 PM
Good job, I like the back lighting. The flower is sharp.
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09/22/2003 06:30:01 AM
Very fine flower shot indeed - technically excellent
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09/20/2003 12:35:47 AM
i think a fill-flash would have done wonders for this. it would illuminate the flower without losing the silhouetting on the trees in the background. really like the setup though.
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09/19/2003 01:31:23 PM
Great Photograph, I love the lighting, I always like the sun, and flares. Great backlighting.
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09/18/2003 06:22:54 PM
Where is the death in this shot? Good shot however
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09/18/2003 05:02:24 PM
Almost a 10.
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09/18/2003 04:58:31 PM
pretty good and well used contrast
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09/18/2003 04:27:53 AM
don't like the border.
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09/18/2003 03:10:05 AM
What a great picture!!!!! I love it, great composition... 10
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09/17/2003 07:52:36 PM
This does not seem very clear... the flower is hard to see and the bright sun is a bit much ....would another angle help this? Or maybe later in the day when the sun was down more?
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09/17/2003 12:45:12 AM
I like the backlighting on the flower and the sun flare behind the tree.
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