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Irreplaceable Beauty - The Last Ever Gift From My Mum
Irreplaceable Beauty - The Last Ever Gift From My Mum
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Challenge: Beauty In The Everyday (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A340
Location: My bedroom
Date: Dec 17, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2007

This was the last gift my Mum gave to me, she died two months ago aged 57. She was the most beautiful person I have ever met.

It was taken on the floorboards of my bedroom.

Rest in Peace Mum, I love you so much. I'll treasure it forever.


Statistics
Place: 83 out of 207
Avg (all users): 5.6030
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.7661
Views since voting: 822
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 199
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/22/2008 05:00:48 AM
Originally posted by shundaroni:

Another potentially great shot hindered by poor composition, poor lighting, and no color saturation. Had the whole bottle been in the shot with some soft lighting on the flower, and a little post-processing to enhance saturation, this would have been killer. Why is it being lit from behind? That just screams "rushed shot". Plan this stuff out if you intend to enter it into competitions.


...troll. Notice their average score given and how many challebges they have entered.
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12/19/2008 01:54:25 PM
i think that this is a beautiful shot!
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12/26/2007 11:13:28 AM
Thanks to all those people who commented constructively and those of you who appreciated the beauty in my shot.
12/26/2007 11:12:43 AM
Originally posted by shundaroni:

Another potentially great shot hindered by poor composition, poor lighting, and no color saturation. Had the whole bottle been in the shot with some soft lighting on the flower, and a little post-processing to enhance saturation, this would have been killer. Why is it being lit from behind? That just screams "rushed shot". Plan this stuff out if you intend to enter it into competitions.


I think before you make wild assumptions about how long it took a person to set up you should take a moment to consider that it is only an assumption and not a fact. The fact is, it took me hours to get everything set up right, just how I wanted it.

I'm pleased with the saturation, the lighting and the shot. The only thing I would have done differently is including the whole vase and taking away the rug.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2007 05:00:58 PM
Another potentially great shot hindered by poor composition, poor lighting, and no color saturation. Had the whole bottle been in the shot with some soft lighting on the flower, and a little post-processing to enhance saturation, this would have been killer. Why is it being lit from behind? That just screams "rushed shot". Plan this stuff out if you intend to enter it into competitions.
12/21/2007 07:53:38 PM
Not only does it totally fit the challenge, and is a good photo, but it has a strong message as well. Excellent.
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12/21/2007 11:23:12 AM
sweet...
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12/21/2007 08:22:15 AM
Nice
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12/20/2007 08:55:31 PM
This is gorgeous and touching. The flower is bautiful.
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12/20/2007 11:22:38 AM
I love the boards. I think if the flower were real it might have more of the "wabi sabi" feel for me. Not crazy about the text on the bottle. Nice composition and focus.
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12/20/2007 08:53:01 AM
i'm not sure why you cropped the top of the bottle off, maybe something about the way it looked didn't fit the rest of the photo, but it kind of bothers me because my eyes keep trying to follow it beyond the photo. i also think the rug should have removed from behind, otherwise i would have given it a 10. the floor demonstrates my understanding of 'wabi-sabi' absolutely perfectly and i like the way it fades off into the darkness. and i love the overall colour of the photo. the flower is a beautiful touch. /9
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12/19/2007 09:37:30 PM
Wow what a great picture of such an intensely personal gift. Thank you for sharing it with us and well executed shot. Great use of background as well.
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12/19/2007 06:25:09 PM
lovely composition. I love how the colors combine to portray lovely earthly feel to the picture
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12/19/2007 05:52:59 PM
I love the colours in this and the textures and tone. What I don't like is your composition. The cut off vase looks awkward and everything is just too centered. If it were composed differently I'd score this at least 2 points higher.
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12/19/2007 12:50:12 PM
What a sweet photo...how lucky you are to have such a thoughtful Mother!
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12/19/2007 10:42:49 AM
nice colors...
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