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April 7, 2013
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After the Rain... by Sarah-BK After the Rain... by Sarah-BK
I usually have an explanation for my photos - I can't put this one into words though. There's two photos anyway - if one picture says a thousand words... two should say much more.

I like diptychs - they tell a little bit more about the story that cannot be put into words.

I've been asked recently how I pick my favorite photos. That also barely has an explanation - I had to stop and think about it. I guess they just have to make me feel something; good photos just bring me emotion, thought and feeling. When that happens, then I know that in my eyes, and in my heart, I have a good photo. This one was no exception.

Canon EOS 600D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Critique by FierySense Apr 7, 2013, 6:41:15 AM
This is very beautiful! Your idea of taking a picture of a flower during and after the rain is nice since the flowers get a new look.

The first photo really looks like it's raining because you captured the raindrops. I don't know what you used to get that but it's nice.

In the second picture the water makes them sparkle I think. I personally saw flowers like that although I just wet them with water gun. The flower itself is pretty. The center which has the color of a deep violet is complemented by the yellow things which I think is the place which holds the pollen.
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I'd like to write a critique to you, because the first impression totally flashed me!
The flower is simply pretty. I have not found it in my town, but I am happy you took the opportunity to take a picture of it.
Using rain (although I do not know whether it is artificial (by spraying) or real) makes the whole picture much more vivid and gives it a fresh style.
I do also love the colors. The soft purple, combined with the great depth of field - not too shallow, but also not too deep - invites us to dream this miracle.
I also like that you use a dyptich to express it.
To be honest, I would have loved to see both pictures separated, too.

I am flashed, and I have nothing to criticize. Your watermark is well placed and almost invisible.

Well done, keep up the great work! :heart:
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dragonfly-oli May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Sarah-BK May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :meow:
Shadowelve May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

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Sarah-BK May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thank you so much! ^^
diamondriri May 1, 2013   Photographer
wonderful colors, I fall in love in this pic :love:
Sarah-BK May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awh thank you :hug: Glad you love it! ^^
great work and the critiques are good :airborne:
Sarah-BK Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you (:
Yes they were very pleasing to read :meow:
Amalthyria Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely Work<333
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