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The Light in the Lily
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The Light in the Lily
The Light in the Lily
1/10th second @ f-16, spot metered and custom white balance, iso 160

Uncropped, and unedited. I was amazed to find myself going back to the original in-camera shot again and again as I went thru my post processing motions only to find that it struck me the best. I don't know when the last time was I posted a photo like that. I settled on removing some fine noise and sharpening it a bit in Neat Image, other than that this is an original shot. And if I must say so, arguably my favorite flower shot to date. Sorry if I sound self endulgent, just proud of this one!

The late sunlight was hitting this flower from the side and I just loved the way it looked in camera, the erie orange glow of energy that seemed to penetrate thru and dominate the scene. So I took several shots and liked this one the best. Hope you like it too.

Carl
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Michele Jarvis
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    Carl - you should be proud of this photo! It is absolutely awesome. I love the lighting, color, composition, detail, heck everything! Looks like a winner to me!

5/29/2006 10:50:39 PM

 
Carl D. Garrard

member since: 3/21/2006
 

Michele,

BIG thanks for the kudos here. I really appreciate that! I am proud of this one actually and I don't say that often either ( scared too!!!). Serendipity has funny timing i've found when shooting, just when you think you can't produce anything to be proud of, bang. I don't know if im the only one who experiences that or not.

Thank you for stopping by. AND I love your Gecko!!!

Carl

5/29/2006 11:16:37 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Carl, very nice color, detail, lighting and composition.

5/29/2006 11:31:17 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I love the fire, excellent shot Carl!

5/30/2006 1:19:40 AM

 
Carl D. Garrard

member since: 3/21/2006
 

Thank you both, i'm glad you like it.

:)

Carl

5/30/2006 5:38:31 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow..fantastic, awesome image.
You did a beautiful job capturing this beautiful colorful flower. Great clarity, light and composition.

5/30/2006 6:46:24 AM

 
Carl D. Garrard

member since: 3/21/2006
 

Mary,

Very generous of you. I appreciate reading that first thing in the am (just now had time to respond, arghhh corporate work life is for the birds!)
I'm glad you like my photo!
Thank you,

Carl

5/30/2006 8:20:32 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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OH MY GOSH CARL!! This is wonderful - you have every right to be proud of this one! Congrats! Judy

6/21/2006 8:34:17 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Gorgeous shot, Carl - congratulations!

6/22/2006 9:01:11 AM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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Wow, you should be proud. I would hang this one on my walls! Beautiful:)

6/23/2006 10:34:53 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Belated congratulations on the beautiful macro! It good to have you back Carl!

7/26/2006 8:52:41 AM

 
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