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Old Jan 7, 2006, 1:37 AM   #1
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I saw this beautiful circular lawn..
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.. in the middle of a flower. And not only was the front,
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Old Jan 7, 2006, 1:40 AM   #3
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.. but the back was beautiful, too!
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Old Jan 7, 2006, 2:55 AM   #4
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nice shots, Raghu... the first one seems a bit noisy, but the other two look okay. not sure why, unless it's a pretty heavy crop... the second one is gorgeous! the color really jumps out at you...
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I actually prefer the last shot. The colours are great on all three, but the first is pretty noisy. On the second, while the flower itself is captured well, for me thebackground lets the photo down somewhat. (How fussy am I huh?) I think the third though is very good - not only a technically good shot but italso shows a unique perspective. Nice job
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Thanks Squirl and Suze. I am at a loss to understand the noise in the first shot - may be due to poor light, orsharpening. Suze, I agree with you about the second shot - that was a single flower I plucked outfrom a floral arrangement and brought home for taking a snap. I thought a dark background would enhance its colour. However, what you say is also right - the backgroundcertainly distracts the viewer. I'll keep this in mind. Never mind about being fussy - that's what drives us towards perfection. I'm glad you liked the third shot, which, incidentally, was my top choice too.
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Old Jan 7, 2006, 1:26 PM   #7
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Raghu, if you want to achieve the contrast with a dark background without the distracting highlights, you could easily get rid of that pebble-grain texture by burning out the dark areas, leaving just the flower, sort of lke this...
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