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"A Magical Place" - SherwinJames
"A Magical Place" - SherwinJames

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Bathroom
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: F/13
ISO: 160
Shutter: 10 sec
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2007

This is one of the first images that convinced me that DPC was a place to stay. SherwinJames was nice enough to describe exactly how he came up with his result. This is my ghetto version. I also tried an Ursula image, but my flower wilted before I could even get close. Trying to duplicate something like this really makes you appreciate the talent of the original photographer.

Cloned out a small bit of distracting reflection.
A small bit dodging and burning
Sharpening tool
Unsharpen Mask
Neat Image
Save for web

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Place: 17 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.8684
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.5849
Avg (non-participants): 7.0202
Views since voting: 1940
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 152
Comments: 22
Favorites: 7 (view)

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07/24/2014 05:41:20 PM
Wow was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this
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07/24/2014 01:20:21 PM
Wow, that is absolutely stunning.
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07/23/2014 09:18:04 PM
Love this one!! Gorgeous colors and detail.
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09/26/2007 05:07:27 PM
Congratulations on your top 20! I think it deserves an enven higher position. A lovely image indeed!
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09/24/2007 07:51:20 PM
Fabulous job team-mate. I really like this image - and so did the DPC crowd (18th!!!)
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09/24/2007 07:44:50 PM
I am quite flattered that you chose my shot to emulate.

I must admit that I kind of like yours better. Although sharp/high detail shots seem to do well here at DPC, I do prefer the softness of yours.

Excellent work.

Message edited by author 2007-09-25 08:21:02.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 11:28:43 PM
Wowie! This is an extremely nice tribute to the original. This is so lovely. I would not change a thing about this magical image. 10
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09/23/2007 09:41:23 PM
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09/23/2007 11:16:06 AM
This is a excellent photo, a bit different than the original, but the feel is there. 9 is my scoring.
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09/23/2007 08:18:46 AM
Very pretty, although a little soft in a couple of areas.
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09/20/2007 08:08:02 PM
Nicely done. I think I prefer this one to the original(which was very good).
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09/20/2007 12:31:58 PM
I hope Sherwin doesnt get offended, but I like yours more, with an amazinglighting and lively colors tones! I'd love to see your set up on this one. This is my top 1 favorite of the challenge. Congratulations!
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09/20/2007 08:26:51 AM
great image!
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09/19/2007 04:06:08 PM
I really like this, but am bothered by the yellow/orange area on the left. I'm not sure what it is and I think it lowers the quality of the shot.

As far as matching Sherwin's original...nicely done.
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09/18/2007 04:25:38 PM
the contrast around the center of the flower is way too low to really mimic the original shot, however i LOVE this flower shot it is ellegant and beautiful and i almost like it more than the original
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09/18/2007 12:58:51 PM
A Magical Place is one of my favorites. I think you did an excellent job in trying to emulate the original. While the pink color of the daisy does not show the ring of light that illuminates the yellow/orange daisy of the original you do have a burst of lovely yellow hues from the center portion of the flower. Love the rich warm tones and the level of detail you show us in that center yellow portion of the flower. I also love the sharp yet soft feel of the pink petals of the flower. I'm not sure but the thin pink border does not seem to exactly match any of the hues in the flower petals. I think that pink border would be better if you picked a deeper pink from one of the flower petals (mayhap you did but I think a deeper tone than the paler one here would work better) One last critique, there is something in the background off to the left side of the flower. Either it is movement or an object but nonetheless it becomes an added element that detracts attention away from your main focus. Eliminating that will really help make your flower pop off more on that black backdrop.
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09/18/2007 12:17:44 AM
Great detail! Nice magical feel!
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09/17/2007 08:05:14 PM
This photo is amazing!!
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09/17/2007 06:06:25 PM
Better than the original, me thinks.
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09/17/2007 01:24:00 PM
Beautiful!!! My favorite so far. Magical indeed.
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09/17/2007 08:03:03 AM
I love it.....
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09/17/2007 04:36:30 AM
the yellow in the background is gunna kill you here.
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