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Sweet Summer

Sweet  Summer
著作権: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
ジャンル: 場所
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2007-06-24
カテゴリー: 日常生活自然Event
カメラ: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): Greeting Cards [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2008-01-24 6:18
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This is a reposting of the original greeting card for Janice and Dawn. You can see the original here to compare and I welcome your opinion.

The reason is simple -- the more I looked at the heavy text, the more I agreed with those few who spoke up and said that the text was a little too much.

While I was at it, I also cleaned up a slightly noisy sky by using the blur filter in PhotoShop CS2.

The original image notes follow:

I knew I saved this summer capture for a reason!

Way down there in New Zealand are two ladies who deserve lots of flowers on their birthday.
Thanks to perryhooter for the following information:
Janice and Dawn were born in the same hospital on the same day! Now there's a wild coincidence. -- Do you suppose they were infected by the photo bug at that hospital??

Wishing you a sweet year full of joy and laughter

Tech: composed in camera, captured in RAW, adjusted levels and contrasts in RAW, converted to jpg, resized and sharpened for TL, framed (using the colour sample tool to select blue from the sky), addressed and signed

Thanks for looking ( and I would appreciate particular feedback on the frame) and I wish EVERYONE all the best for today and the coming year

Liberty, eqshannon, lilimih33, Urfaust, shelbeesmom, milas, kokos101, Ejtaan, c_rapp, Viking, chrisJ, WMcK has marked this note useful
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To Janone: 40 years?Silke 2 01-24 08:26

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Humm Sweet summer!

Beautiful shot Silke. A beautiful gift for the communauties of TL.

Excellent composition, nice colors and beautiful details.
Kind regards,
Jos馥 :)

In your dreams:-) I don't know the real weather there...but it was zero F and I dont know what that is C but about minus 15 C maybe...I am wishing for sights as these..

Hello Silke

I thought the image was delightufl before and even more so now. Lovely sharp shot with wonderful light and the framing is beautiful

TFS regards Helen

ciao Silke.. personally.. i dont care so much about the framing.. it's not a part of the shot.. and also the same about the text!! it's only a presentation not so important!! the shot is the shot!! that is only important.. of course, it's only a my opinion!!
i dont see here so much differences with the original.. it was a wonderful dedication!! i think you have improved the original with a light filtre.. the original one was the same lovely and beautiful.. it was only softer.. however light and colours here are superb.. with an excellent exposure!! TFS
ciao Marco

Hello Silke!
Another great composition in your gallery!
Perfect focus and wonderful colours!
I like the frame very muh, too!
Best regards!

These magnolia flowers are so awesome Silke! And yes, I like this one better! Nice blues and whites here! My favorite combo! The framing is VERY professional! I like it very much!!

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-01-24 7:18]

Merhaba myfriend Silke....
verynice macro and shot..superb colors and detail...bravo..selamlar

Very nice calm photo.
I think the colours are great.
The mood is peace

hi silke!
this is so nice, wonderful sommer shot, beautiful colors and composition.

Hello Silke.
Lovely flower greeting card for the two girls so far away from us.
I didn't know, Janice a Dawn where born on the same day, 40 years ago.
Is it true the doctor was a former photographer and had as a hobby, baby delivering ? Did he got paid twice, for that two small jobs ?
Good business it is, right ?
Happy birthday, Silke, whenever.

Very , very clean post , beautiful and very cuite. Super
Lovely posting

Nice shot. But still far away :-(.
Looked at the original post.
There is nothing wrong with the large text.
It was part of the presentation.
But love this one too :-)

What a beautiful presentation Silke!
I really like the fact that this image has only 4 different colors... white, blue, green and a little touch of yellow.
Magnificent view!
Great work.


Bonjour Silke
Lorsque je vois cette image je ne pense pas l'hiver,c'est gai et baeu,le travail est soign,bien expos et net.
Bravo et bonne journ馥.

Hi Silke
The original post was perfect for the occasion. When you look at this
one the surroundings are not quite as busy and that makes this
image more eye appealing. I am not a big fan of added borders, they
often look very good on a screen but when you actually print the
photo with the border it does not always work aesthetically. In
photography there is no right or wrong, just different. Great
presentation Silke and nice pp work.


Hi Silke,

I like this one . . right, simple wording . . more focus on the image . .
THis is a beautiful composition with lovely blue sky BG . .
Nicely and matched frame . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Fresh mind .

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-01-24 19:06]

I do like this one better, but seeing as how the other was meant as a birthday message the text was okay. Beautiful picture either way and Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-01-24 23:09]

Hello Silke
Lovely composition, POV and lights.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2008-01-25 1:14]

Hi Silke

A superb floral macro with fantastic colour contrasts between the blue sky, & yellow stamens. Superb dof & sharpness. Tfs!

Hello Silke

Perfect photo from all points of view. Congratulations!


P.S. ** tomorrow

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-01-26 1:00]

Hi Silke ;)
nice macro, colors and gift...
HB to Janice...
Have a nice WE,
J ;)

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-26 4:54]

I like both images, Silke. The first image was for a purpose of wishing greetings so the text would be appropriate for that, as it is the message that is important. For this one with no message, this framing is lovely, and appropriate. I have no problem with either of them. They are both beautiful clear images, with two purposes.
Warm Regards

Simpe but so nice
Excellent work

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-01-28 5:43]

Wonderful summer shot, beautiful colors and composition. Well done.

very good shot.. great sharpness and well colored

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