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City flowers

City flowers
Photo Information
Copyright: Scott Everett (skot) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 10 N: 77] (453)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-18
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D700, TAMRON 70-200mm f2.8 Di LD (IF)
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-04 23:00
Viewed: 970
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I hope you enjoy the photo walk images, since thatís all Iím going to post for the next couple days.

Iíve done a couple photo walks in Downtown Waco and it amazes me that everyone gravitates to the same subject. Each time weíve walked down 8th street, weíve ended up gong down this particular alley. If you click this link, make sure to turn to the left and look down the alleyway. Admittedly, there is quite a bit of photographic potential here.

Now, when we go down this alley, my first thought is about urban decay and waste: it is the backside of several businesses, including a bar / club. Little did I expect to find this image there. These guys just stuck out from behind the monochromatic urban vistas and grabbed my attention.

Post Processing:
This image needed a few tweaks, but nothing excessive.

To further pull the flowers out, I adjusted the exposure +0.5 EV and then reduced the background exposure by 0.4 EV. I added some saturation to the sky.

I added clarity, saturation, and vibrance to the entire image and output to JPG. Here it is!

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Hi Scott,

Nice flowers indeed. nice dof and the pov and the placement of the flowers in the frame over here is great.
thanks for sharing.


Good Morning, Scott!

I like the great contrast between the colors of the flower(s) and the blue sky...amazing! The sharpness is just wonderful with keeping one of the flower well-focused and the other one supporting to make the shot even more beautiful. The POV and DOF is great. Great work!

Thanks for sharing.

Paras Bhalla

PS: Sorry, I have already crossed my point-limit for today.

Beautifull colours and a good picture.Regards.Alin.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-08-05 0:27]

Hi Scott,
Good POV for this macro shot!
I like the yellow against the blue!
Very shallow DOF, yet effective!
Good saturation and presentation.

Francis Xavier

It is so beautiful !
Simple and so lovely composition. I like it !!!!!!
Nice colours.
Pov and focus are clever here.

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