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Challenge: Pastels (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: My backyard.
Date: Aug 31, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2006

Late bloomers in my backyard. It's this plant's first blooming this summer. Just lucky it gives out pale pink petals. In pastel lingo, I think it's called Powder Pink. Oh, and the grey bricks... Cream colored.Ooohh.
Anyway! I think it fits the Challenge. Hope you like.
In PP, I did...Crop, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast adjustments, Dodged the leaves a bit ti try and get them more "Mint" colored. Burned the roses a bit to get them to stand out a bit. Then I resized, NI'd and USM'd.

Place: 41 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.0163
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3190
Views since voting: 1343
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 184
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/16/2006 11:43:09 AM
Critique Club Review:

Lighting, color, saturation, hue, contrast, exposure, are all done excellently.

Focus is great. Depth of field, I wish there was a little less of it. If the DOF was a little shallower, you would still have the sharp edge and detail around the rose, to contrast with the softness of the rose. However, the back edge of the stone to the left of the rose serves only to distract the eye. It is somewhat soft now, but softer yet would pull the eye back to the rose even more. I would even like to see the furthes leaves go soft at their tips.

The roses are fantastic, keep the eye there as they tell the whole story. Very well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2006 07:09:04 PM
Excellent shot - Good capture of mood. Good control of lighting and composition
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09/07/2006 10:02:21 AM
I love the luminence of the roses
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09/06/2006 09:39:13 PM
very nice
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09/05/2006 08:48:08 PM
Very pretty setting for these roses
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09/04/2006 09:31:01 PM
I love the contrast of the flowers against the white stone. Looks like something you would see on a sympathy card. Absolutely beautiful!
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09/04/2006 07:11:21 PM
Very nice shot!
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09/04/2006 04:50:20 PM
Lovely colour in the roses, the light is nice. Maybe if you had gotten a bit closer to the flowers to eliminate some of the excess background, that doesn't really add a lot to the photo.
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09/04/2006 02:49:35 PM
Nice colors.
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09/04/2006 09:37:07 AM
nice capture
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09/04/2006 03:44:18 AM
Classy shot
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