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Old Apr 12, 2004, 3:28 AM   #1
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 9:42 AM   #2
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the whites are a little blown out....i'd like to see some more detail.....but other than that nice shot! good job

wat did you use for lighting? i think you should try (if you can ....) to take a shot, with a single flashlight shining right above it....singling out the flower.

have a great day and keep shooting (and posting) shots
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I like the shot. It is slightly softened, which to me really adds to the feeling of this image. Yes, the highlights are a tad overshot, but perhaps this can be tweaked in postprocessing. I like the composition you have chosen.

I can only imagine the impact this image would have at full resolution.
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 1:22 PM   #4
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This is a gorgeous shot to my eye, and I'm wondering if those whites are truly blown out or if, perhaps, that's exactly how they really were.
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that is true......
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 3:26 PM   #6
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Make up your mind, Vito
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hmm.....i've made my decision.......It is a TAD blown out....lol but it really was white....it is bright white but blown out enough to not see details......yah...that sounds right _
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 3:58 PM   #8
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All right, Selvin, please tell us: was there or wasn't there any detail to begin with in those whites?
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 4:29 PM   #9
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I think it's your monitor, Vito.... :lol:
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 8:29 PM   #10
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Barbara, Ohenry, and Vito,

I saw the blown whites also and looked closely at the flower several times. The white in the lilly flower is to the human eye almost blown with little visible detail at about 12 inches. Now remember, this is with my 58+ years eyes.

This shot was taken indoors with only the light streaming thru an open window. The sun wasn't exceptionally bright at the time.

Ohenry,
You are correct I was deliberately going for a soft focus picture.
I took several with back lighting at various settings and indeed a few had the effect that Vito asked about with his flashlight trick.

A similar shot I also took in natural fading light also shows a calla liily with the white almost completely blown. On printing with my inkjet the white details show very well however on the screen it is almost completely blown. Commercial printing (COSTCO) totally makes the entire top of the flower one solid undifferentiated white mass.

The blown white may thus be an artifact of the compression.



In any event, Happy Easter folks from Hawaii.
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