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Seven Susans
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Challenge: Lucky 7 II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jul 7, 2007
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2007

Ever since they started the Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market a few years ago, I have been going and getting great flowers from the Amish family who sells their flowers there. They have marvelous flowers and many are of the type that you might see in a garden or growing wild but not at the florists. There are no roses, no gerbera daisies, no calla lilies. Instead they have Zinnias, Marigolds, Sweat Peas, Nigella, Cosmos, Poppies, Echinacea, Brown/black Eyed Susans. Just great stuff. Now I have seen some of these in florists shops but not with any great regularity. As the elder of the family explained one week, they pick everything in the morning and bring right into the market. I do note that they are not using a horse and buggy....hmmm....but that is just not practical for sure. They have an old van and it does the trick. Oh well....progress, ya' know.

Arranged seven blooms in three vases. Lighting is 4 clamp lamps, two over head on each side pointing down each with a 100w halogen bulb and two on each side pointing up each with a 120w halogen flood light. Tripod mounted, cable remote.

Post: Converted from raw in PSElements 3.0. Layer adjustemts for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Spot editing was just a bit of dodging to the dark center of one flower (second from the right). Sharpen. Resize. Sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.1263
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7414
Avg (non-participants): 6.2955
Views since voting: 1020
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 190
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/15/2007 12:17:08 PM
Nice! Your background is great for these wonderful Black Eye'd Susans. Congratulations on being in the top 20. This is one of my favorites in this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2007 11:50:51 AM
Good composition, lighting and contrast.
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07/11/2007 08:50:25 PM
Beautiful shot with the black background!
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07/11/2007 11:17:18 AM
Love the colors
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07/11/2007 07:13:29 AM
very nice! Good focus and sharpness. I like it.
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07/11/2007 07:12:57 AM
nice shot , great colors
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07/10/2007 09:40:49 PM
Very nice flower capture
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07/10/2007 01:47:29 PM
Yah don't say, and on a black background no less.
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07/10/2007 09:34:12 AM
Very nice shot
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07/09/2007 09:24:21 PM
I like it - the simple arrangement and lighting.
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07/09/2007 10:31:18 AM
The Black Eyed Susans really pop against the dark backdrop...a good choice for these flowers. Nicely done!
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07/09/2007 12:55:53 AM
Ok, like the color and nice composition, simple and elegant.
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07/08/2007 11:39:18 PM
Nice positioning and lighting. psart gave you a 7
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07/08/2007 01:31:46 PM
Rather expected but well focused. The lighting seems a tough flat. Hmmmm - what can you do?
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07/08/2007 07:39:42 AM
Very nice. I like the colors.
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07/08/2007 03:46:20 AM
Nice... extra nice tones! This is lovely, like a painting. Into my favs!!
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07/08/2007 01:29:08 AM
Nice colors and the lighting is also nice.
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