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Combination of two images - both lit from behind with a lightbox.

As you can see, I don't seem to be done experimenting with my tulips yet. Smile

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Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Canon EF 24mm 2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Backlit with Background
Username:conrad conrad
Uploaded:7 Feb 2008 - 8:43 PM
Tags:Backlit, Blend, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, Flora, Flower, Flowers & plants, Lightbox, Paper, Tulip, Tulipa, White
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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 8:48 PM

very nice

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 8:53 PM

Thanks for that in-depth evaluation! Wink

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 8:54 PM

ah..one thing I don't like is the sudden cut off the the stem at the bottom

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exposure
exposure  91304 forum posts England
7 Feb 2008 - 8:58 PM

A beautiful exposure lighting detail tones and composition.
Pauline.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 8:59 PM

Well created

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:03 PM


Quote: one thing I don't like is the sudden cut off the the stem at the bottom

Ah, now we're getting somewhere. Honesty, I like that.

Makes me curious - how would you have done it?

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7 Feb 2008 - 9:03 PM

very nicely done

di

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:05 PM

let it be the end rather than hanging there, thats just my preference.

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:06 PM

Ah, but I thought of that option - only it would have ruined my line and border idea.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:07 PM


Quote: Makes me curious - how would you have done it?

He wouldn't he's too busy morphing with his dog Smile

Well it could touch the border, but it doesn't bother me the way it is.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:08 PM


Quote: Well it could touch the border

exactly

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RoddBC
RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
7 Feb 2008 - 9:10 PM

Great idea and technique as well as capture Conrad Smile



Rodd

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:13 PM


Quote: Well it could touch the border

It would still be cut off straight, then, wouldn't it.


Quote: but it doesn't bother me the way it is

That must be one of the nicest things you've ever said about any of my images, LOL! Smile One of the few things, actually.

Thanks, everyone else, too, for the comments, by the way!

Edit: Oh, wow, and thanks, Pete for the HC! Thought I had lost my touch in 2007, but maybe it's coming back... Smile

Last Modified By conrad at 7 Feb 2008 - 9:14 PM

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:13 PM

oh, what do I know....Smile

I feel silly now...Smile

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:15 PM

I know exactly how you feel. I've done that, too. Telling people they should change something about their image, and along comes Pete and gives it an award! Don't stop, though, Cole - judging from your portfolio, you have every right and reason to make suggestions!

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andrewrit
andrewrit  7 Northern Ireland
7 Feb 2008 - 9:21 PM

Super image, lovely colour and detail.
Andy

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User_Removed
7 Feb 2008 - 9:22 PM

Excellent image, very well thought out and well done on the HC
Mark

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Strobe
Strobe  61254 forum posts United States
7 Feb 2008 - 9:23 PM

After all the banter I am afraid to have my say, well.....actually I like it cut off at the bottom before the border that is. The background looks artificial and the flower is an amazing photo which draws me too look at the image a second, third time... anyway that my view and Click
Marc

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Mirjam
Mirjam  754 forum posts Netherlands
7 Feb 2008 - 9:25 PM

Another wonderful image C, but don't you think you are milking that one tulip you got weeks ago to death? I know you are Dutch, but is this not taking the piss out of stingyness? Wink Grin

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conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:28 PM

Mirjam, actually, this particular tulip has only appeared on EPZ once before - the previous images (except one) were of other flowers from the same bunch. So I wasn't stingy enough to buy a whole bouquet! Smile And no, a Dutchman being influenced by the Scottish people he mingles with hasn't done it either, just in case anyone would suggest that! Wink

Marc, no matter what other people (or I myself, for that matter) say about my images, you can always say what you think! Do you mean 'artificial' in a negative way, or as a positive contrast with the natural beauty of the flower? It's just some paper that I photographed on a lightbox.

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LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:30 PM

This is beautiful and creative. I love the way the flower curves, and the way the leaves are arranged. I also like the balance of space on the top and the bottom of the paper. White on white is very elegant. Well done on the HC.

Lisa

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csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:30 PM

Hah you think that's bad I pointed out the stray debris on Cattyal's anemone and it got an EC tonight.

I have said nice things about your tulips before and I even dedicated a doggy photo to you once Smile

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Mirjam
Mirjam  754 forum posts Netherlands
7 Feb 2008 - 9:32 PM

Touchē, but I don't think they sell them by the flower, lol.

Still, one tulip or a complete bunch, you have performed miracles on them.

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7 Feb 2008 - 9:33 PM


Quote: said nice things about your tulips before

Just joking, Cheryl. And just encouraging you to make more comments, I suppose.

I'd forgotten about the doggy photo, yes, you're right.

An EC, eh? Serves you right! Wink

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conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:35 PM

Mirjam, actually all of this came about because a previous lightbox experiment didn't work out the way I wanted, and then I saw something at Ikea which I thought I could do, or do better, with an adaptation of my previous method.

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:42 PM

You have done a superb job with the light box..this is such an elegant image and the lighting is wonderful.
Di

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Strobe  61254 forum posts United States
7 Feb 2008 - 9:43 PM

oops, sorry I hit Enter twice

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Strobe  61254 forum posts United States
7 Feb 2008 - 9:46 PM


Quote:
Do you mean 'artificial' in a negative way, or as a positive contrast with the natural beauty of the flower?

Very positive I like what you have created Smile

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conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:51 PM

Okay, wasn't sure for a moment - and either way was fine, really. I appreciate all comments, especially the candid ones. Thanks!

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Cormy  6 England
7 Feb 2008 - 10:06 PM

Simply superb.Congrats on the HC.
Cheers
Alan

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Strobe  61254 forum posts United States
7 Feb 2008 - 10:12 PM

PS congrats on your HC

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Mirjam  754 forum posts Netherlands
7 Feb 2008 - 10:30 PM


Quote: all of this came about because a previous lightbox experiment didn't work out the way I wanted, and then I saw something at Ikea which I thought I could do, or do better, with an adaptation of my previous method.

Not only an artist, an engineer as well !!!! Are there no limits to you accomplishments?

Btw, congrats on your HC. Well deserved.

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7 Feb 2008 - 10:31 PM


Quote: Hah you think that's bad I pointed out the stray debris on Cattyal's anemone and it got an EC tonight.

And I have to admit it made me smile Wink

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Dotrob  8 Wales
7 Feb 2008 - 11:57 PM

Beautiful, congratulations on the HC.
Dot

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lovely effect,congrats on the HC
samantha

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javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 9:29 AM

Congrats on the HC Conrad, it is a very effective image.

Neil

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conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 10:08 AM

Thanks, everyone!

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8 Feb 2008 - 10:44 AM


Quote: Hah you think that's bad I pointed out the stray debris on Cattyal's anemone and it got an EC tonight

Yep,I did it with one of Edgar's & that has an HC too,oh well.....I'll just say I like the combination of the two images,pretty lighting on both & well done Wink
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Possum  7148 forum posts England
8 Feb 2008 - 4:52 PM

Subtle and so elegant, I really like this.
Allie

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conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 5:11 PM

Thanks, both!

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8 Feb 2008 - 6:06 PM

Well deserved HC just as it is Smile

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conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2008 - 8:01 PM

Thanks, Robin!

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