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Softness
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Copyright: Joanna Wieczorek (cafecrem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1201 W: 60 N: 1392] (9248)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Camera: Olympus 765UZ
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-10-24 4:09
Viewed: 4178
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Is love a light for me? A steady light,
A lamp within whose pallid pool I dream
Over old love-books? Or is it a gleam,
A lantern coming towards me from afar
Down a dark mountain? Is my love a star?
Ah me!- so high above so coldly bright!
The fire dances. Is my love a fire
Leaping down the twilight muddy and bold?
Nay, I'd be frightened of him. I'm too cold
For quick and eager loving. There's a gold
Sheen on these flower petals as they fold
More truly mine, more like to my desire.
The flower petals fold. They are by the sun
Forgotten. In a shadowy wood they grow
Where the dark trees keep up a to-and-fro
Shadowy waving. Who will watch them shine
When I have dreamed my dream? Ah, darling mine,
Find them, gather them for me one by one

~ Katherine Mansfield ~

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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-24 4:17]

Excellent picture with romantic moog My Dear :o) Lovely flower, emerging from dark BG and these dew drops on petals look amazing! Beautifull photo!

Hello Joanna

Great work. Nicely composed. Excellent sharpness and detail. I love the lighting in this shot. Well done!

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-24 5:30]

Beautiful shot,liked lighting&Composition.Good DOF!!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-24 5:41]

Beautiful poem by Katherine Mansfield of NZ.
And beautiful flower from Presovsky in Slovakia. The dark BG makes the flower light up like a torch. Well done my friend in Poland from your friend in New Zealand.

  • Great 
  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-10-24 5:42]

Nice picture Joanna. Very good contrast of light flower and dark BG. I like the drops on flowers.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-24 6:04]

Joanna bonjour, joli tableau floral plein de poésies!! Belle lumiére sur les gouttes d'eau. Félicitations Didier.

Hello Joanna,

Simply beautiful, and touching.

Thank you.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-24 8:11]

Hi Joanna,
Lovely shot...I liked it a lot, especially dews:) TFS

I find the composition very nice, as usual the close-up is veru good also.

I find it however a bit dark, the colors are not so bright.

A nice shot anyway.

PS: I made a quick workshop

  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-24 11:09]

it's a beauty Joanna,
fantastic composition, good pov, very good light and extremely good light, great job.
gr. Jaap

Lovely post Joanna,
A great image and great notes.
Nicely composed, good detail and nice lighting.
Colours, DOF and POV are good. Thanks for posting, have a good week.

Hello Joanna. Very nice capture with great colours and sharpness/dof. Very good composition.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-24 20:57]

Joanna, sharpness is really amazing. I like composition too, as well as the dark bg.

Hello Joanna!
Wonderful close up.I liked contrast between black and yellow,waterdrops and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-25 7:34]

Hi Joanna
Cette fleur parrait si délicat avec les goutelettes d'eau. Joli cadrage et belle couleur jaune.
Salutations Toni

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-25 23:37]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. A very realistic mood.
Capacity of evocation in me: very strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Joanna. A great poetic work!

Ladny bardzo, ciekawe niemal punktowe swiatlo w ogolnie bardzo ciemnym kadrze. Serdecznosci :-) Michal

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-29 18:45]

Excellent shot Joanna! Very warm ligt, great colors, well composed and great composition. This is a very peaceful shot. Well done & TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-31 3:11]

Hello Joanna!
Very nice capture.POV,colors,contrast,especially dews are wonderful;).Thanks for posting.

  • Great 
  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-01 6:43]

Bardzo ładne sa te kropelki na platkach. Cudowny kwiatuszek.

The capture of the water droplets on the petals is excellent, when studying the photo I tend to stray to the left away from the main feature, therefore I feel some cropping to the left would be benificial.
I am making these comments in the spirit of the website, I appreciate that you have much more experience than I have but hope my comments are useful.

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