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choltmeier


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Inside Out (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Date: Oct 11, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5 - 1
ISO: 100
Shutter: .7 s
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2008

10/22/08 Updated:
Wow! I'm stunned and flattered by the ribbon! I've been submitting for almost a year with an occasional decent showing, but I never imagined my first ribbon would be a blue. I'm also very surprised that it was this image. When I submitted I imagined it could be one of my lowest scores. What a pleasant surprise to watch the voting this week. Thank you all for the wonderful comments and feedback on this and all previous images. I learn more with each challenge!

Original Post:
These are giant fake flowers, about 3-4 feet long with flower heads about 10 inches across. They are inside a large round garbage can about 12-15 inches in diameter. My intent was that it would appear to have been shot from inside a normal vase. The large flowers and garbage can allowed me to get the camera with the 10-20mm lens inside (shot at 10mm), yet play with your perception of scale.

I have no idea how it will go over. I thought it was an interesting way to look out from an unusual "inside". The other circle in the frame is a light fixture on the ceiling. I should have gone for a more fancy chandelier but I didn't have the right set up for it. Lighting is natural window light.

Post Processing:

Camera Raw - exposure, blacks, clarity, vibrance, sharpen, noise reduction, white balance, saturation - desaturate all colors except those of the flowers.

CS3 - sharpen, curves, crop, add border, save for web

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.9903
Avg (commenters): 7.7273
Avg (participants): 6.6977
Avg (non-participants): 7.0675
Views since voting: 7283
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 206
Comments: 48
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/02/2008 02:33:55 PM
A unique perspective, very well done.made me think about photography all over again...
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10/25/2008 07:26:23 PM
So brilliant! Isn't it awesome when a photo does better than you expected :) This is about as good as it gets :) Congratulations, you really nailed this! It is so deserving of first place!

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10/24/2008 02:22:18 AM
Congratulations on the first ribbon of many more to follow, I am sure. Great concept, even better execution. Great job.
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10/23/2008 09:30:22 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! A unique perspective, very well done.
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10/23/2008 08:06:56 PM
Congratulations. well deserved
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10/23/2008 05:08:48 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/23/2008 07:46:45 AM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon great job.
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10/23/2008 07:40:44 AM
brilliant job. Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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10/22/2008 09:38:05 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon. This is a terrific image and deserves the top honor!!!
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10/22/2008 03:57:45 PM
Congratulations on your BLUE!!
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10/22/2008 12:53:06 PM
Congrats on the blue ribbon! Very good shot.
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10/22/2008 11:51:50 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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10/22/2008 10:07:24 AM
I loved this immediately when I saw it during voting. Big congrats on your first ribbon and new PB, Chris.
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10/22/2008 06:27:00 AM
congrats on your 1st ribbon and a blue too :) well deserved
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10/22/2008 05:27:46 AM
Very Cool ....Congrats on the Bluey and your PB
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10/22/2008 04:03:32 AM
Creative "out of the vase" thinking and technically perfect. Certainly deserves that Blue.
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10/22/2008 03:19:45 AM
Blue ribbon, PB, fake flowers-- what more could you ask for? :) Great job! Congrats on your achievement.
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10/22/2008 03:14:42 AM
Great shot, well deserved blue.
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10/22/2008 01:28:10 AM
Well deserved ribbon :) Congrats!

(I have one of those flowers, but I certainly didn't ribbon when I used mine ;) )
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10/22/2008 01:06:33 AM
Nice work, congratulations!
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10/22/2008 12:55:34 AM
Congratulations on the blue, well done!
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10/22/2008 12:21:40 AM
Congratulations on the new pb and blue ribbon!
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10/22/2008 12:05:39 AM
Congratulations! I was expecting blue for this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2008 03:56:28 AM
great composition.
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10/20/2008 09:46:41 PM
Nice idea, and good colors!
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10/20/2008 07:58:17 PM
Great idea. Beautiful, simple.
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10/20/2008 05:49:44 PM
Fantastic color and extremely unique perspective. What a wonderful take on the theme Inside Out.
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10/20/2008 03:39:07 PM
Very well executed. The position of the ceiling light balances the subjects beautifully.
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10/20/2008 03:35:54 PM
Very nice composition!
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10/19/2008 10:26:05 PM
Really nice perspective, especially seeing the ceiling light to orient us. Nice colors and sharpness. More flowers would be more realistic and nice.
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10/19/2008 10:43:19 AM
Best of the challenge! Good luck! 10
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10/18/2008 01:47:34 PM
nice idea, but the light fixture????
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10/18/2008 01:44:46 PM
VERY clever, I really like this, both in concept and execution. I really like your assymmetrical composition and the colour of the flowers against the monotones of the vase and ceiling light.
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10/18/2008 07:48:35 AM
Nice idea and shot!
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10/18/2008 06:48:42 AM
I really, really like this shot. Interesting perspective, really nice colors, I just wish that light wasn't there!
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10/18/2008 06:41:51 AM
Fantastic! I took me a while to gather the picture; but beautifully done, I should say. 9.
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10/17/2008 10:52:15 PM
Nice colors and perspective, I am not sure I like the light in the shot though and likely would have scored it higher without it. Still it one of the better shots I have seen.
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10/16/2008 05:58:04 AM
Great colours and superb idea.
i really like the way everything is framed by the vase neck & the flowers and lamp being off centre. Really nicely balanced picture
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10/16/2008 03:40:40 AM
A very clever entry, and well taken...
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10/15/2008 09:43:33 PM
I like this perspective. Daisy colors are good & bold. Not sure about the light fixture on the ceiling - would have been better if it were centered with the vase opening IMHO. Still a great photo.
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10/15/2008 06:42:11 PM
nice
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10/15/2008 04:23:14 PM
Interesting take on the challenge, I like the pop of colors.
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10/15/2008 11:05:01 AM
Very creative, I really like this. I also like the addition of the ceiling light. It's like the sun. :)
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10/15/2008 11:04:14 AM
pretty
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10/15/2008 07:54:37 AM
neat - huge dof
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10/15/2008 02:42:02 AM
Really clever.
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10/15/2008 02:25:19 AM
Very clever, well thought of and well shot. My Fav so far.
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10/15/2008 12:29:19 AM
Outstanding Perspective & composition. Best of luck!
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