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The Heat Of Summer
The Heat Of Summer
danderson107


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Minolta
Location: home
Date: May 31, 2006
Aperture: 18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Studio, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2007

all in ps cs

raw convert
neat image
crop
heal brush
clone brush
curves
maybe hue/sat (minor is so)
resize for web
unsharp mask
save for web

I wanted to capture the moment summer arrives. These bloom outside my front door in late may to early june.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.8588
Avg (commenters): 7.7714
Avg (participants): 6.8047
Avg (non-participants): 7.0238
Views since voting: 2505
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 340
Comments: 38
Favorites: 8 (view)


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01/26/2007 04:47:29 AM
Top finish this is one of 3 photos I gave 10..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 04:57:05 PM
9. This is a pretty awesome shot, I like the smoke effect and the lighting.
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01/25/2007 04:27:44 AM
Clever image, very well executed.
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01/25/2007 03:28:33 AM
Perfect in everyway..... I love this one
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01/24/2007 10:17:48 PM
excellent work!
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01/24/2007 10:12:16 PM
Best flower photo in the challenge IMO. Bump to 9
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01/24/2007 01:41:01 PM
Wow...10
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01/23/2007 08:42:13 PM
Some concept shots like this don't work, but this certainly does. Beautiful light. Love the use of the smoke in combination with the perfectly focused orange lily. Interesting as well as beautiful. 8
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01/23/2007 11:40:38 AM
Great lighting on this - wow!
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01/21/2007 06:24:31 PM
Very cool shot!!
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01/20/2007 02:30:28 PM
Very creative. I'll be interested to see how you created the smoke.
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01/19/2007 09:39:38 PM
Beautiful will do really well 10
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01/19/2007 06:57:20 PM
Great shot! Very creative and unique!
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01/19/2007 03:43:00 PM
Interesting shot, love the smokey feel to it.
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01/19/2007 02:21:33 PM
interesting idea, I like the negative space on the right, although I think it might be just a bit too much. great lighting
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01/19/2007 11:03:18 AM
wow! nice!!
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01/19/2007 10:25:05 AM
very creative concept, well executed. good color and detail. landscape orientation was not the right choice IMO -8
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01/19/2007 07:52:28 AM
This is very well done. Lighting, colour, comp and sharpness all excellent. 10
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01/18/2007 02:49:40 PM
WOOO thats neat!! great idea. lovin' the crispness of the shot. thanks for warming me up :)
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01/18/2007 04:55:25 AM
Well done
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01/16/2007 07:57:16 PM
Clean creative shot and I love the color & crop. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/16/2007 02:15:39 PM
Great shot! Lighting really makes this work.
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01/15/2007 06:04:35 PM
Cool concept, pulled off nicely.

Jack
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01/15/2007 10:33:43 AM
Excellent, love the colors
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01/15/2007 09:12:54 AM
great job !, great light and execution 9
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01/14/2007 09:11:29 PM
excellent color! I like the lighting and a great artistic shot!
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01/14/2007 07:19:27 PM
This is in my top 10 list.
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01/14/2007 07:59:25 AM
lighting harsh on the flower but I guess oyu needed it for the smoke.
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01/14/2007 01:16:31 AM
fabulous imagery -- creative idea-- good luck << 7 >>
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01/13/2007 04:55:56 PM
Lovely shot! Nicely edited. Great work!
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01/13/2007 12:51:31 PM
Oooh. . .I LIKE IT!!!!! Striking photo! Clean. Elegant. And extremely creative!
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01/13/2007 12:04:03 PM
Very creative! Excellent lighting
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01/13/2007 05:26:55 AM
9
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01/12/2007 10:18:54 PM
Clever.
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01/12/2007 08:30:31 PM
Great lighting. I really want to know how you did this one. 10.
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01/12/2007 11:16:07 AM
Man, this is great... Right down to the brown speckling on the stem indicating that the flower is not in the best of conditions...

Only one real disappointment is that your reds channel is badly suffering from oversaturation. Please check your histogram before and after post processing. The pistils suffer badly here, but the edges of the petals are also affected. Nonetheless, for later, you could easily fix that, so I'll just pull it down a bit on technical merit.
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01/12/2007 01:01:10 AM
You can't just try and smoke any old plant. It doesn't work out, trust me.
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01/12/2007 12:40:00 AM
great idea and execution
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