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Challenge: Triangle Composition (Basic Editing)
Collection: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Date: May 6, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2008

Three tulips. Almost kinda sorta stacked like a triangle.

For Panos and others, here's the editing steps:

I was working on this at the last minute so it did not really get to the point where I wanted it to be. I was thinking of some kind of old textured look when I was doing this.

Here's the original
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Convert from RAW

Then the following adjustment layers

Brightness Contrast (I like contrasty pictures)
HSL to mute some of the contrast
Levels to brighten the whites
Color Balance till I got the color to separate from the white more.

Then I flattened, and resized the image.

Played with brightness contrast one more time (that's where the "blown out" look comes from).

Then the final look is really owed to Unsharp Mask (done on the background layer). I cannot look it up but I know that I used larger Radius (to enhance the details) and threshold to soften the edges.

Place: 87 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.2045
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1961
Avg (non-participants): 5.2080
Views since voting: 754
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 176
Comments: 8
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05/18/2008 05:06:58 PM
Yeah! Like a Menage A Trois, which is a triangle in itself... or themselves.

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05/15/2008 02:47:11 AM
Oooo this looks like a Kaffe Fassett tapestry, gorgeous rich colours and textures.
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05/14/2008 10:49:34 PM
Love the processing! Beautiful artistic use of the challenge topic.
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05/14/2008 12:22:13 AM
Nice PP on this! grainy and colorful.

If you have a sec, lemme know how you did it
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2008 04:24:08 AM
nice velvetty feel to the flowers. I'm afraid the blown out highlights do not look good
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05/10/2008 06:01:44 PM
I really like whatever it is you've done with the post processing in this. I like how it "mutes' the colors, yet they are still bold.
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05/09/2008 12:47:46 AM
I'm not usually a purple/pink lover, but something about this photo compels me to look at it again and again. I like the contrasty look. It just fits the tulips well.
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05/08/2008 10:35:49 PM
More like "three flowers...plus one more flower", am I right?!
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