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Battered but Beautiful
Battered but Beautiful

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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Taos, New Mexico
Date: Sep 25, 2006
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

Took pictures of lots of different flowers in Taos for the Purple Challenge - liked this one the best. For some reason a lot of the purple flowers looked blue in the pictures. Some of them couldn't even be turned back to blue in Photoshop with Hue/Saturation. Very odd.

This one was the most purple looking - it is kind of tattered and torn but the flowers are almost at the end of their seasons. Here in the San Luis Valley where we live all of the flowers are dead - it is a bit warmer in Taos.

Editing: Crop; levels; curves; hue/sat; selective color; contrast; noise removal with Helicon Noise filter; resize; smart sharpen; save for web.

Place: 87 out of 290
Avg (all users): 5.5055
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.1183
Avg (non-participants): 5.7033
Views since voting: 714
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 275
Comments: 3
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2006 09:14:06 PM
beautifully composed, excellent lighting, and great bokeh effect... very clear... great shot
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09/29/2006 12:54:32 PM
Nice focus, but the flower is too damaged.
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09/28/2006 04:10:09 PM
very nicely done
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