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Challenge: Free Study 2010-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG MACRO for Pentax
Date: Jul 21, 2010
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2010



[Aug. 7th, 2010 10:49:26 PM]


thrown together
all of us
shamelessly
shimmy
in this once and only light


(Processing: had to crop a little tiny bit, and bump up the saturation in my typically crude manner. And some sharpening before resizing. The wiggle is my personal beat).

Saturday. Most gratifying comments. I think I felt a bit like Paul about this picture; I chose it because it was just more fun than the others, but having chosen it I wondered if what I really wanted to do was paint - I would have done the vase differently. Perhaps. In fact, I am quite delighted with the way the colour has landed on this canvas.










[Aug. 7th, 2010 10:54:24 PM]

(Yes, a vase of flowers from the garden. All natural light from various windows, and from different angles. It happens like this only for a week or two in summer).

Statistics
Place: 133 out of 362
Avg (all users): 5.7926
Avg (commenters): 7.3810
Avg (participants): 5.7170
Avg (non-participants): 6.0690
Views since voting: 811
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 135
Comments: 36
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/01/2010 09:17:59 PM
Truly beautiful. Some sort of sea change must have happened around here for this to end up close to 5.8, and in a Free Study to boot! I really expected to see this at the bottom of the pile. The voters have summer madness perhaps? Let's hope it's not a fly-by-night fancy and DPC really has changed...in any case, congrats on having this lovely, striking image be so well-received!

By the way, the other word that comes to mind as I look at this is "Encore!". Maybe like Monet, you can do multiple studies of this vase, this location, at different times of the day/week/month. Show us the light.
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08/26/2010 10:52:43 AM
I'm a little slow on my comments but I have to comment on this one. Truly wonderful. This would be so beautiful as a large print.
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08/10/2010 07:59:55 PM
I aspire to take such a beautiful impressionistic photo!
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08/09/2010 11:32:47 PM
Nice work with this wonderful abstract. Love the title.
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08/09/2010 10:12:30 PM
Again, this is really well done and not appreciated by the masses. Too bad. You got an 8 from me Faved.
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08/08/2010 11:49:59 PM
I'm wondering why this image scored so poorly. It's fantastic. My only nit pic would be uneven lighting, but I still think its great the way it is.
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08/08/2010 03:48:20 PM
Can you do one for every month?
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08/08/2010 03:27:55 PM
Wow -- 3 favs! I love the colors and chaos. It feels like the orientation is wrong. If I were to hang this, I would rotate it 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
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08/08/2010 12:55:14 PM
Most certainly a July!
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08/08/2010 09:00:03 AM
love this. I could hang it on my wall.
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08/08/2010 01:32:56 AM
Wonderful! I love this, although it goes unappreciated, I gave you a 7, and it should have been an 8 :)
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08/08/2010 12:41:20 AM
this is wonderful
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08/08/2010 12:09:04 AM
Fantastic. Sorry I never came back to bump.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2010 11:05:43 PM
Very cool abstract. This should be hanging on a wall somewhere!
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08/07/2010 09:40:04 PM
Nice bouquet! Puts me in mind of early morning sunbeams & furniture polish. Lovely feeling of air in motion. I admire the painterlye ffect created by the motion. Hope you posted some notes. True, it's a centered comp, but still perfect in its own way. Please accept this Gilded Lily and my humble admiration for a very well done shot!

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Message edited by author 2010-08-08 00:25:07.
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08/07/2010 08:35:27 PM
Yep; July was hot here, too! Like the abstractness.
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08/07/2010 08:15:41 PM
Impressionism revisited.
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08/07/2010 03:54:31 PM
Beautiful.
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08/07/2010 04:12:58 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: bold abstract with really nice colours - always good to see people taking a chance in the Fre Study. I like that I can still see this is a vase of flowers.

Critical stuff: I like the image, but I think it is suboptimal, the colour are great but the junction between them jars a little. I think adding some diffusion in your workflow would have worked wonders to mellow the image a little.

Overall: Very nearly there, but falls just a little short of my sweet spot.
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08/07/2010 01:48:43 AM
I would love to see this abstract win a ribbon. It's beautiful and I hope you've included the technique in the photographer's comments section. I can see this hanging on a wall and the only critique I have is I wish you had included a border to impart that usage. 10 from me.
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08/06/2010 09:52:08 PM
All the color and heat and madness and beauty of July. A top pick from me for sure.
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08/06/2010 06:26:03 PM
Stunning piece! 9
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08/04/2010 10:34:46 PM
I normally do not like abstracts. This is really well done. Nice job. Great colors. Monet would be proud!
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08/04/2010 09:04:21 PM
beautiful abstract work.
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08/04/2010 04:08:01 AM
an abstract that i like very much... it seems to be a painture of the past century... good work.. 6
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08/03/2010 11:11:55 PM
A lot of nice colors in here. I can interpret this as either a vase with flowers or fireworks (because of July).
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08/03/2010 10:38:38 AM
Nice use of camera movement.. is it a flower vase?
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08/03/2010 04:26:58 AM
Nice colors and effect. 7
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08/03/2010 04:24:53 AM
What can I say - BEAUTIFUL!
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08/03/2010 12:37:11 AM
Quite enjoy the impressionalism of this. My only suggestion would be to clone/fill in the whit part at the lower right side of the vase just a bit. The explosion of color is quite lovely, though!
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08/01/2010 10:17:32 PM
I like the colors, but I'm not crazy about the image....
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08/01/2010 04:43:04 PM
cool abstract!
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08/01/2010 02:08:49 PM
beautiful...
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08/01/2010 12:55:04 PM
Very nice. Love the soft colors and patterns.
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08/01/2010 11:30:07 AM
Very cool colors. Very painterly looking.
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08/01/2010 08:45:46 AM
I'm not usually a big abstract fan, but this one caught my attention. Nicely done.
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