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Red Hypnotism
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Red Hypnotism
Red Hypnotism
Second Place in Flower category September 2006 contest. Taken with a 100mm EF Canon Macro Lens. The focus was adjusted slightly to soften the detail of the rose petals. I thought that the softening gave the curves elegance rather than harsh, detailed, crisp lines. By just softening it, I think the shot achieves the best of both worlds: detailed, yet elegant. It also made the depth of field flow with the shot. Please comment.
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Stanley C. Sims

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    I like your idea. It is a different take on a often photographed flower.
Very creative shot.

7/20/2006 2:44:24 PM

 
Gregg Johnstun
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Thanks Stanley. I really appreciate your feedback. Best of luck to you.

7/20/2006 10:27:12 PM

 
Lisa Chatelain

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It's a beauty! Good choice to soften it.

7/23/2006 7:14:49 PM

 
Gregg Johnstun
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Thank you Lisa. Best of luck to you.

7/24/2006 8:19:33 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Love the extra contrast between textures that your softening makes, Gregg, and yes, the image is hypnotizing!

7/27/2006 7:26:24 PM

 
Gregg Johnstun
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Thanks so much Kay for your comments. I appreciate your taking time to give feedback.

7/27/2006 11:36:43 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Personally I find the soft focus very appealing. It enhances the romantic essence that is associated with red roses.

7/29/2006 12:08:29 AM

 
Gregg Johnstun
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Thank you Cora for your comments.

7/29/2006 6:29:56 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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I like this a lot Gregg---I really like your use of selective focus to change and enhance the photo. Great work.

8/2/2006 3:03:14 PM

 
Gregg Johnstun
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Thank you Connie. I apprectiate your taking the time to comment.

8/2/2006 3:21:25 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Beautiful! Congratulations on your finalist!

10/26/2006 8:07:26 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Gregg, very nice color, congratulations on your finalist.

10/26/2006 11:29:45 PM

 
Inge Johnsson
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Very sensual image of a rose. Great Job and congratulations!

10/29/2006 9:53:13 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

10/29/2006 11:12:01 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Gregg, congratulations on your Second Place Win!

10/29/2006 2:54:33 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Gregg, I like your thinking and results. Congratulations.

10/29/2006 3:45:14 PM

 
Gregg Johnstun
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Thank you, all of you, for your kind comments and congratulations. I am honored to have had a photo selected as a winner. I have learned so much from many of you. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Gregg Johnstun

10/30/2006 11:46:00 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Gregg! Stunning work!

Cathy :)

11/8/2006 7:08:04 PM

 
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