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The Light in the Lily Photo Contest Finalist
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.

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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


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!!!


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.



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


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,


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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member since: 5/17/2005

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

7/26/2006 8:52:41 AM

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