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Contre-jour Fleur
Contre-jour Fleur

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Challenge: Contre-jour (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Bangkok
Date: Mar 31, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2007

PP-crop, level, sat, selective color, color balance

Place: 22 out of 332
Avg (all users): 6.3240
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9500
Avg (non-participants): 6.6263
Views since voting: 1441
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 179
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/28/2007 04:36:27 AM
Great shot. Love how you controlled the light and colour here.
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05/07/2007 11:20:57 AM
dude that rocks
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04/17/2007 09:28:34 PM
by karmat

Lovely use of sunflowers.

Compositionally, I like how the flowers look random, yet are balanced. The higher one serves as an immediate focal point, but then the eyes are drawn to the ones in the lower right. Also, there is the contrast between 1 and many. I don't know that I can/would suggest anything to change compositionally.

Technically, you have done well, also. You've met the challenge well, and I like that it is basically silhouetted, yet some of the color of the petals and stems "shines through." I'm not sure what you are using for a background, or what your options are/were, but the picture screams "YELLOW" to me. (If this were a yellow challenge, I would almost put money on this being a winner). I'm wondering if a blue background would give it a little extra contrast and interest?

Great score and placement, deservedly so.

If you have any questions, or if I need to further clarify or explain myself, please pm me.

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04/12/2007 06:40:31 PM
I'm not crazy about flower shots but this is really quite beautiful. I gave it a 7. It deserves higher.
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04/11/2007 12:37:35 AM
Great job! Congrats on 22nd place and a great score!
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04/11/2007 12:05:36 AM
22!! You beat me by about 60! Good job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2007 01:12:05 PM
Really like the use of yellow/yellow green for the subject and of course the way the backlighting defines the twists and turns of the petals.
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04/07/2007 04:06:03 PM
There's a harshness to this image that seems just right for it. I feel like I'm baking in the sun right along with the flowers.
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04/05/2007 06:37:30 PM
I really like this. Love the colors, great capture!
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04/04/2007 12:49:42 PM
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04/04/2007 10:06:11 AM
the yellow skies don't work for me
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04/04/2007 02:34:01 AM
excellent .. fantastic composition/image/colours/crop ... love this pic and i dont usually go for photographs of flowers .. =8
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04/04/2007 01:21:03 AM
wow, very nice
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