A Quiet Moment

© Colleen Farrell

A Quiet Moment

Carol Sawyer 5/26/2007 11:56:11 AM

This is so very beautiful,love the soft colors, Colleen! How did you make? #662444

William C. Raco 5/26/2007 12:56:38 PM

Gosh, this is beautiful, Colleen
Such lovely color, light and softness
Outstanding image
This makes a wonderful card for so many occassions
I love it!

Bill #4333416

Patrick Rouzes 5/26/2007 1:57:17 PM

Beautiful, beautiful capture here, Colleen, with outstanding tones, lighitng and presentation!!! Patrick #4333520

Colleen Farrell 5/26/2007 2:25:56 PM

Thanks for the fabulous comments, Carol, Bill and Patrick! :D

Carol, the lightbox is really just a cardboard box with the sides/top cut out and replaced with tracing paper (I used baking parchment 'cause that's all I had). Easy instructions are on Strobist.com.

The photo was originally supposed to be a completely white-on-white deal, but when I saw it on the monitor I was horrified to see all the previously-invisible little specks, fibers and dust motes that were on my camera sensor, as well as the white posterboard inside the box.

(I use a blower on the sensor--haven't got the nerve to wipe it yet ... and at this small aperture of f22, everything really shows up!).

Anyway, I spent *quite* awhile cloning the dust particles, and then darkened the outer part of the frame with the Melancholytron filter from Flaming Pear. #4333570

Louise K 5/26/2007 5:48:43 PM

Coleen, like all your flower images, is is so lovely and the detail and lighting are fabulous. Thank you for explaining about your homemade lightbox! I was on the verge of buying one. #4334047

Colleen Farrell 5/26/2007 6:19:40 PM

Thanks so much, Louise, for the great compliment! I think my homemade lightbox cost about ... let's see, adding it up ... $0.00! ;) #4334107

Tamara K. Walker 5/26/2007 6:37:34 PM

Wonderful soft light and color. #4334145

Cathy Kovarik 5/26/2007 7:19:10 PM

I love the simplicity of this and the color is very soothing. Well done. #4334244

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/26/2007 7:46:11 PM

Beautiful. Love the title Colleen #4334304

Sam Britt 5/26/2007 8:02:01 PM

Beautiful soft color & lighting, Colleen. Thanks for posting information on the home-made lightbox #4334352

Aimee S. McMaster 5/27/2007 3:53:55 AM

....very beautiful in it's simplicity Colleen....well done...Aimee #4334917

Glenn E. Urquhart 5/27/2007 4:08:21 AM

Outstanding color, soft lighting, contrast, Well Composed and quite beautiful, Colleen!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4334955

Colleen Farrell 5/27/2007 7:55:19 AM

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments, Tamara, Cathy, Cheryl, Sam, Aimee, and Glenn! #4335784

Cyn D Valentine 5/27/2007 7:58:59 AM

This is so beautiful COlleen..great work! #4335795

Melissa A. Mannon 5/27/2007 5:25:19 PM

love the yellow tones! #4337054

Ken Grooms 5/27/2007 5:32:18 PM

This is sooo pro...and soo Colleen! #4337081

Joannie M. Bertucci 5/28/2007 12:10:38 AM

I swear I thought you couldn't do any better than you've already done with your amazing flower images and then this pops up...I'll never doubt you again! :-) #4337829

Raymond Pauly 5/28/2007 10:37:16 AM

Beautiful and very delicate shot, Colleen! I love the contrasting soft tones of yellow and your composition! Really lovely! #4339440

eileen bedford 5/28/2007 4:45:48 PM

Simplicity at it's best. SO WELL DONE.... #4340242

Colleen Farrell 5/28/2007 6:08:59 PM

Thanks so much, Cyn, Melissa, Ken, Joannie, Raymond and Eileen! I really appreciate your encouragement! #4340491

Colette M. Metcalf 5/29/2007 2:27:16 PM

This is SOOO beautifully done, Colleen!!! #4343884

Amy Jackson 5/29/2007 2:29:47 PM

Beautiful image, Colleen!! #4343899

Colleen Farrell 5/30/2007 9:04:08 AM

Thanks so much, Colette and Amy! #4347127

Holly Shao 5/30/2007 4:13:14 PM

So beautiful, Colleen!! Love the soft hues and composition!

Holly #4348335

Mitch Spence 5/30/2007 6:47:00 PM

So pretty and so appealing, Colleen. I think some of that appeal is because it looks rather lonely there, odd as that may seem. #4348772

Colleen Farrell 5/30/2007 7:44:09 PM

Thanks so much, Holly and Mitch!

Mitch, I agree, it does look rather lonely. Without surrounding flowers, it also looks a bit like a fish out of water--but that title didn't sound too great! ;) #4348946

Christy Nichols 6/1/2007 9:15:16 PM

This is simply beautiful, Colleen!! Love everything about it! #4356491

Datha Y. Thompson 6/3/2007 7:32:38 AM

WOW!! GORGEOUS!!! LOVE it Colleen :0) #4360817

Colleen Farrell 6/3/2007 8:04:18 AM

Thanks so much, Christy and Datha! #4360899

Carol Teal 6/3/2007 12:50:09 PM

Beautifully soft and great comp and color Colleen! #4361452

Colleen Farrell 6/3/2007 7:49:20 PM

Thanks very much, Carol! #4362359

Tamera Phillips 6/22/2007 8:50:40 PM

Just beautiful Colleen. Love the softness to it. #4426228

Colleen Farrell 6/23/2007 10:34:48 AM

Thanks so much, Tamera! :D #4428295

Stefania Barbier 6/26/2007 2:51:42 PM

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #4440062

Nikki McDonald 6/26/2007 2:54:07 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Colleen. This is truly lovely. #4440081

Joannie M. Bertucci 6/26/2007 3:13:01 PM

Congratulaions on finalist for this gorgeous image Colleen! I'd be shocked if it doesn't make the winners circle! #4440325

Mike Perez 6/26/2007 3:47:30 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Colleen! The soft colors are spectacular! #4440926

Colleen Farrell 6/26/2007 4:03:56 PM

Thank you so much, Stefania, Nikki, Joannie, and Mike! #4441171

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/26/2007 5:32:26 PM

beautiful image! Congrats! #4442139

Barbara Waldoch 6/26/2007 5:39:39 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Colleen! #4442214

Holly Shao 6/26/2007 5:42:37 PM

Congratulations, Colleen, on this very beautiful Finalist! Good luck!

Holly #4442243

Colleen Farrell 6/26/2007 6:15:45 PM

Thank you, Laura, Barbara and Holly! #4442692

Gail Vitikacs 6/26/2007 6:16:54 PM

Love it! Congratulations! #4442706

Sylvia Rossler 6/26/2007 6:24:07 PM

Gorgeous !! Big congrats Colleen :o) #4442795

Mitch Spence 6/26/2007 6:31:20 PM

Congratulations, Colleen. Such a beauty this one is. #4442914

Su Sana E. P 6/26/2007 6:47:16 PM

Congratulations on this most beautiful Finalist, Colleen!! #4443115

Marie Fields 6/26/2007 6:49:23 PM

Beautiful image, Colleen! Congratulations! :) #4443147

Tamera Phillips 6/26/2007 7:06:36 PM

Congratulations Colleen. Well deserved finalist. #4443426

Ken Smith 6/26/2007 7:24:45 PM

Super job on the shades of yellow. Very well done!! Congrats! #4443693

Raymond Pauly 6/26/2007 7:29:31 PM

I'm glad to sse this one as a finalist! Lovely softness! Congratulations, Colleen! #4443754

Colleen Farrell 6/26/2007 8:27:41 PM

Thanks so much, Gail, Sylvia, Mitch, SuSana, Marie, Tamera, Ken and Raymond! #4444272

Datha Y. Thompson 6/26/2007 8:45:16 PM

SOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!! Congratulations Colleen WTG :0) #4444430

Lindley Johnson 6/26/2007 8:46:01 PM

Congratulations, Colleen - this is a softly and simply beautiful finalist - I love it! #4444435

Sam Britt 6/26/2007 9:08:25 PM

Congratulations again, Colleen! #4444553

Michelle Lea Guinn 6/26/2007 9:20:08 PM

This is a Gorgeous Finalist!! Well done!! mlg~ #4444595

Colleen Farrell 6/26/2007 9:28:44 PM

Thanks so much for the support, Datha, Lindley, Sam and Michelle! :D #4444637

Susan Fox 6/26/2007 9:54:57 PM

So very lovely! Congrats Colleen! #4444737

Agnes Fegan 6/27/2007 3:30:54 AM

Congrats Colleen...this is beautiful ! #4445900

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/27/2007 6:12:32 AM

Congratulations Colleen!!!!! #4447038

Jessica Jenney 6/27/2007 6:36:39 AM

Gorgeous finalist image, Colleen! COngratulations! #4447285

Cheryl E. Molennor 6/27/2007 7:01:10 AM

Beautiful, Congratulations #4447462

Glenn E. Urquhart 6/27/2007 7:31:03 AM

Congratulations on your award, Colleen!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4447690

Mitch Spence 6/27/2007 10:04:40 AM

Congratulations, Colleen. Nice going. #4448627

Teresa Norris 6/27/2007 10:14:38 AM

Such beautiful colors...this is SO lovely! Congratulations on a wonderful finalist, Colleen!! #4448695

RC Fritz 6/27/2007 10:31:58 AM

Awesome Finalist. Congratulations Colleen! #4448805

Colleen Farrell 6/27/2007 10:36:41 AM

Thank you so much, Susan, Agnes, Kitty, Jessica, Cheryl, Glenn, Mitch, Teresa and RC! :D #4448844

Laurie Daily 6/28/2007 4:18:04 AM

Such beautiful soft lighting and color, Colleen...don't know how I missed this lovely one...congratulations! #4452308

Leesa Parker 6/28/2007 12:01:10 PM

One word....WOW! This is just beautiful Colleen! Congrats! #4453701

Colleen Farrell 6/28/2007 1:16:57 PM

Thank you, Laurie and Leesa! #4453882

Tamara K. Walker 6/28/2007 6:42:34 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! #4454758

Colleen Farrell 6/28/2007 11:03:27 PM

Thank you, Tamara! #4455292

Christy Nichols 6/30/2007 8:47:46 PM

Congratulations Colleen! This is so beautiful! #4460801

Colleen Farrell 7/1/2007 10:29:33 AM

Thank you, Christy! :D #4462476

Carol Teal 7/5/2007 9:45:28 AM

WTG Colleen! I love this! Sorry I am late with my congrats, but you know of my PC problems. I have not been through many of the finalists yet. #4475534

Colleen Farrell 7/5/2007 1:30:15 PM

Thanks so much, Carol! I know, it's a bit hard to get through all the finalists, even without PC problems! :D #4476050

Roger Fry 7/9/2007 10:30:44 PM

An extraordinary flower shot. Excellent Colleen !

Roger #4490855

Colleen Farrell 7/10/2007 11:45:55 PM

Thank you, Roger! #4494681

Donna R. Wageman 10/30/2007 4:52:58 PM

So Soft, like spun gold. Joyful! #5006552

Colleen Farrell 10/30/2007 4:54:20 PM

Thanks, Donna! #5006555

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Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: +1.67, Exposure Time: 2/100, Flash: flash did not fire, Focal Length: 95mm, Camera Model: NIKON D70s

Uploaded on 5/26/2007 11:14:46 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70S Digital SLR Camera

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