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November 23, 2012
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3100
Shutter Speed
10/4000 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
3200
Date Taken
Nov 23, 2012, 5:40:36 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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shining through despair by luckydesigns shining through despair by luckydesigns
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This photo copyright KR Photography (=luckydesigns), 2012. All rights reserved.



[ Nikon D3100 ; f/5.6 ; 1/400sec ; ISO3200 ]
It is so cold outside, but I find that this is also one of the most
gorgeous times of year. I hope you like it! :heart:
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! The focus is perfect, and i love how you've made something mundane and not very interesting into a beautiful piece of art! :D
The quality couldn't be better, and the tiny details you've captured are breathtaking!

I honestly wouldn't change a thing, this is perfection! :heart: You've got a real talent, luckydesigns!
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, thank you SO much! I really appreciate this feedback. :heart: :glomp:
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:iconhefeigal:
hefeigal Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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andreareno Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This close up is very poetic, shining of sun is increasing atmosphere, so result is wonderfull impression. Definitly good job.
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:iconluckydesigns:
luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :aww:
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GenesisArclite Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely adore these colors and the soft focus. I like the little sparkly things too (I suppose it's from the lens flare?) and how the background is out of focus. This looks like it belongs in a fantasy setting or a dreamscape. Very beautiful.
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! And yes, the sparkles are likely from the lens flare. :heart:
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dreams-of-cass Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
i felt like saying "awww" yet idk why. this is a beautiful photograph and i really like your title. usually i see pretty pictures of flowers butfinally! some branches! the title really fits well. and the focus and light is amazing!
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feedback! :heart:
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thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that this is shows two sides of a coin. On the one hand, this could be an image of hopelessness, or even death, given that these plants have met their end. But there is also a sense of lightness that makes me think "rebirth." Its almost phoenix-like in that regard. The title I think is quite apropos. Good job!
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, I really appreciate the feedback. :heart:
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pika55432z Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is very peaceful to look at, then i realized its just a stump and a dead plant. BUT u took those things and made it something more and made a different way to look at something. THIS IS GREAT:nod:
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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Isalovesphotography Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful photograph! i love those reflections and the golden light.
the focus is good to, makes this peace very soft and dreamy which is much in contrast to the spiny plant. the colors are very harmonic too. composition is lovely too ;)
very good work :)
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so glad you like it, thank you! :glomp:
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mnoruzi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
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This is very nice shot. I really like the golden light. To me it's very peaceful :) I also like the combination of soft light and that thorny plant. The tree log next to the plant also adds to the picture. Everything is nice here. I only have some suggestions:

Try to crop one third of the picture from the left hand side. I think the plant itself is perfectly enough to say the story of this image. On the left hand side it's empty and nothing interesting.

Also there is a bright spot on the bottom of the image where the plant stick to the tree. Try to remove it by photoshop or crop it out. That is distracting to eyes.
I can see another spot on the left but I don't care because the subject is the plant, bush, offshoot or whatever, so as soon as you crop that it's gone :)

The other suggestion is I wish I could see the offshoot in more details. Part of it is out of focus, considering your aperture was 5.6, I reckon your camera focus was toward the middle of the tree log rather than the plant... since the subject, I think, is the plant, I expect to see more details. if you're able to shoot this photograph again, try and practice the different result.

Overall, this image is very nice, calm and peaceful. Well done!
:)
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for this helpful comment! I hadn't noticed those glares at first, but I definitely agree; they should be edited out. I will keep those things in mind next time I shoot, thank you! :aww:

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mnoruzi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
you're welcome :rose:
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arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Photographer
An excellent use of a narrow depth of field, with some lovely tones and textures.
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:iconluckydesigns:
luckydesigns Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Photographer
No worries.
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Parallel-Skies Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oo la la. Pretty scene. You should have a stock folder, Your very good at photography!
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have some equine stock, if that counts :aww:
Thanks for the lovely comment! :hug:
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Cafouilleuse Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Beautiful !
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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