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Solo Spring
Solo Spring

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Agárd, Hungary
Date: Apr 30, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8000
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

File: IMG_9398b.jpg
File size: 122KB
Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D
Firmware: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Date/Time: 2007:04:08 13:38:15
Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec
Aperture: 2,8
Exposure mode: Av
Exposure compensation: +1/3
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Multi-segment
ISO: 200
Focal length: 200mm
Image size: 537 x 720
Rotation: none
Color profile: IEC 61966-2.1 Default RGB colour space - sRGB

Place: 179 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.9943
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 5.9421
Avg (non-participants): 6.1111
Views since voting: 765
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 175
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/12/2007 09:13:18 PM
by karmat

This is a lovely, peaceful feeling picture. It speaks of purity and happiness. I can easily imagine it making a stunning print.

Compositionally, I think the the picture's subject and general composition conflict with eachother. The subject, and all of the white/light colors, indicate that this is a very peaceful shot. However, it is placed within the upper right of the frame, close to the edge and near the corner with a lot of foreground space. This feels a bit off-balance. *I think* less foreground and more background, with the flower lower in the frame would make this shot feel much more balanced and stable.

Technically, I think you have done a super job. The focus, lighting, exposure, etc. are very well done. The shallow dof you have really adds to the dreamy feeling of the shot.

Just a note on the border -- some people love them, some hate them. I personally am ambivalent towards them unless the frame is the first thing I notice. In this shot, because it is so broad, I noticed the frame and then looked at the picture. When voting, I typically don't detract points for that, but it does take away from the overall effect, and in essence, gives the viewer a smaller picture to judge. Just a thought.

As bod said, this is a very elegant photograph.

Nicely done and best to you in future challenges. If I need to further explain or clarify myself, please feel free to let me know.

05/08/2007 06:25:14 PM
Love this. Simple elegance, just like the daisy itself.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 10:30:38 PM
I don't much go for the large border. I'd rather look at the shot.
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05/07/2007 01:55:40 AM
Very, very nice!
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05/06/2007 10:19:46 PM
Great Composition 8
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05/05/2007 11:13:16 PM
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05/05/2007 07:23:25 PM
the dof is lovely.. this is a seemingly great floral portrait, but the border takes away from me seeing more of the image. i would like to see it closer up to see the detail in the daisy but the border keeps me from that.
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05/04/2007 09:38:51 AM
The frame is a bit too large in my opinion
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05/03/2007 10:15:34 PM
Perfect! ~10
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05/03/2007 12:25:04 PM
Neat! Il ike the border, although IMO it's maybe a bit tOO big. but as for the shot itself, I really love the shallow depth of field. It's so neat how so much of the shot is just a sweet blur, and rising out of it is the single sharp flower. Nice job!
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05/02/2007 09:47:16 PM
too much negative space for my taste, like daisy
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05/02/2007 12:46:06 PM
Stunning work with the surreal floral image. Nicely done! Good luck in the challenge.
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