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Challenge: Low Key II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM for Canon
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: Feb 27, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2007

My first attempt at low-key! This was a lot of fun to shoot. Set up my tripod on self-timer, then played with a flashlight. I learned a tons about shadows, and how to keep them out of photos. I purposely used a textured wall to give the feeling of a Mediterranean environment since the subject is a sunflower. I like the little bright area on the stem. Hope the voters like it as well.

Very little editing. USM, about 5% shadow/highlights, resize for web.

Place: 49 out of 359
Avg (all users): 5.9048
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6750
Avg (non-participants): 6.0734
Views since voting: 705
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 189
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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03/10/2007 01:51:45 AM
All I can say that technically it is perfect, compositional nearly perfect. However, I think it is like writing the next "Great American Novel", it is hard not to tread on other's ideas. Wonderful shot though, and it really shows that you do have a great command of your camera and your subject. A terrific score for a wonderful picture. Congrats.
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03/07/2007 09:06:28 PM
I was one of your 9's and I think this should have scored much higher. It's just gorgeous.
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03/07/2007 01:17:49 PM
Great lighting Catherine, sorry I didn't vote on it - a 9 for sure!
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03/07/2007 09:26:12 AM
This is a gorgeous photo! I didn't vote in this challenge but would have given this a 10. The light is wonderful, and the detail in the shadows is captivating!
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03/07/2007 07:54:21 AM
Cathereine, this is lovely! The lighting is so pretty on the flower! I love this!

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03/07/2007 07:09:42 AM
Nice shot Catherine, The lighting and composition are great. Why am I always commenting on your composition? Good job.
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03/07/2007 12:28:13 AM
This was one of my favorites from the challenge, Catherine - you did a fine job! The petals, in my opinion, are perfectly lit for this, and yes, I do like that little lit bit on the stem. I'm actually surprised this didn't score higher than it did. Good choice for the background, and I do like being able to see some of the texture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2007 02:08:51 AM
Excellent composition!
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03/01/2007 03:57:32 PM
beautifully lit! Everyone is so used to seeing flowers that it has to be done Very well like this is to grab attention.
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02/28/2007 11:40:09 PM
Great snap...crisp clear and more importantly Low key..8
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02/28/2007 01:04:36 AM
would be awesome with a totally black background
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