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Smell The Flowers
Smell The Flowers

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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Backyard
Date: Jul 10, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2004

Taken in my backyard, using natural light against a piece of white cardboard.

Adjusted levels, hue/saturation, selective color in photoshop.

Place: 8 out of 140
Avg (all users): 6.3536
Avg (commenters): 7.8095
Avg (participants): 6.0390
Avg (non-participants): 6.5865
Views since voting: 1864
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 181
Comments: 25
Favorites: 5 (view)

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07/24/2004 03:04:00 AM
I find it interesting that you only find compliments helpfull, a negative comment no matter how well thought out and reasoned is not helpful: yet " A winner" is helpful. I guess some people only respond to praise. Usually the better photographers have thicker skin, and take a crit as a method of understanding what others saw in their work. Nice job. You have a distinctive style. I will try to refrain from wasting further comments on it.
07/19/2004 12:39:05 AM
Hey Congratulations on this beautiful study. I am glad you finished in the top ten. This was my only 10.
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07/19/2004 12:11:07 AM
Congrats on the top ten finish! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2004 11:17:01 PM
Elegant. Nice color and composition. The color makes the connection between the lips (petals of a type) and the flower.
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07/18/2004 10:28:17 PM
Nicely done. I think it would have been a better image without the selective desat. As it is, the selective color does not fit with your title. The image is saying, "Kiss the flower", or something like that.
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07/18/2004 06:32:33 PM
Great color and composition
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07/16/2004 09:45:10 AM
A winner
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07/15/2004 08:58:01 PM
Best of Show. 10. Simple, artsy, creative.
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07/15/2004 06:53:31 AM
very simple an effective - one of my favs...
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07/14/2004 01:32:16 PM
Lovely desat shot but if I were to list all the word that came into my head to describe this shot I think I would get half way through the dictionary before I got to the word freedom. IMHO you missed the challenge but got a shot that would ribbon in many other challenges.
07/14/2004 11:21:10 AM
doesnt really fit the challenge but i have had that said to me many times before and i think that you wouldnt have taken the picture unless u thought that in someway it fits the challenge so i believe you. Great Shot 10
07/13/2004 10:54:25 PM
Beautiful. Very creative and well done. 10
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07/13/2004 08:15:13 PM

Message edited by author 2006-05-05 14:16:06.
07/13/2004 04:41:31 PM
Good photo but doesn't say freedom to me personally.
07/13/2004 04:04:01 PM
Incredibly sensual.
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07/13/2004 02:56:43 PM
This is perhaps the best entry in this contest. It is about the very nature of freedom. The composition is superb. Is air not free? Is beauty not free?
Is nature not free? Congratulations on this beautiful study.
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07/13/2004 05:34:38 AM
Nice composition and vibrant colour where required. Good lighting to enhance the midtones and the white background is not blown out (9)
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07/12/2004 11:26:05 PM
Great idea and composition, but I'm not sure desaturating the face helps
07/12/2004 07:33:46 PM
How does this represent freedom?
07/12/2004 02:22:14 PM
The image is absolutely beautiful I can't really "smell" the freedom in it tho...
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07/12/2004 02:11:27 PM
Lovely photo - what does it have to do with freedom? Since I do not feel that it matched the title of the challenge, I am lowrring your grade - sorry.
07/12/2004 12:38:55 PM
I don't like the use of selective desaturation. This doesn't really say anything about freedom to me. It has a too perfect, plastic quality. I like the composition.
07/12/2004 04:34:29 AM
This is the winner in my opinion
a big 10
well done, no crit at all, perfect.
07/12/2004 02:18:40 AM
This one rreally jumps out at me .... stunning 10
07/12/2004 12:09:24 AM
Great photo, but how does it relate to Freedom ?

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