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Bright Beauty Series--01 by Picatso Bright Beauty Series--01 by Picatso
This is one of 5 final photos for a series I did for my Photography II class Project 2. We had to submit either a series of 10 themed photos or two sets of 5 photos each having a theme. I'll submit the second series later on when I get through putting all the borders on them. The main point of this project was to try and focus on a theme to help start coming up with a style for our own photography. Since my favorite aspects of photography are macro and nature shots I opted to combine the two for the Project.

In order to achieve the photos for this series I shot them all outdoors in order to give the best amount of light since I don't own any professional photography light set ups. Too I thought natural light would be more appropriate since flowers are an outdoor nature thing. I used scraps of black foam core to set up my background. I then used a spray bottle filled with water to wet the flowers down to have water droplets all over them. Too, I borrowed my collegeís SLR camera for this photo shoot because my camera isn't anywhere capable of getting as close to objects as an SLR.

Overall, I really like the composition and repetition in all the pieces for this set. I think the bright colors against the black really make the picture pop and give it some really good contrast.

If you'd like to see the other 4 photos from this series please click the following:
Bright Beauty Series--02
Bright Beauty Series--03
Bright Beauty Series--04
Bright Beauty Series--05

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EDIT:
I submitted the second series of my Project 2 assignment. If youíd like to see the other set of 5 photos for this Project please click the following link and within that deviation itíll lead you to the other 4 of that series: Bright Beauty Series2--01
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rainbow-art Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Student Interface Designer
:o great shot
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Picatso Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Thank you!
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mancunian16 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007   Photographer
this is lovely...:heart:
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Thanks! :)
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mancunian16 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007   Photographer
my pleasure
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Kellz143 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
WOW! you did a really amazing job.
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Picatso Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Thanks for commenting and for the fav! :)
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Kellz143 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
You're welcome [:
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faith-redeemed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
amazing...nice shot!
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Thanks! :)
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soul-purpose Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
brilliant colours, my goodness, i love it.
Cheers
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
Thank you! :)
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StudioMaya Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006   Photographer
Beautiful flower, lovely colors and a really great shot :D
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Picatso Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Thanks! :)
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StudioMaya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006   Photographer
You're welcome :)
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the composition of this shot. Wonderful contrast and clarity.
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Picatso Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Thank you for the kind comments and fav! :D
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome :)
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ElvishPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006   Photographer
I really like this, especially the bright colours and the water droplets.
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Picatso Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Thanks! :)
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ElvishPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006   Photographer
You're Welcome ^_^
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kajavillarreal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
I like the contrast...as well as the droplets.
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
Thanks! :D
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Xanas Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
Very lovely series :D
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
Thank you! :)
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oceanem12 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006   Photographer
wow :wow: it's hard to pick a deviation to comment on! your gallery is just mystifying and gorgeous :) you've got a great collection on your hands :D
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
Thank you very much! :D
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oceanem12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006   Photographer
you're welcome very much!!! :dance:
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e-moonstone Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
beautiful series. i think this is the best of the five, maybe because of the different angle and the irregular petals arrangement. it looks more dynamic. well done :clap:
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Thanks! :D
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CrashingNightingale Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
good work! =)
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
Thank you for the feedback and fav! :D
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CrashingNightingale Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
you're welcome =)
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IHanakoI Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
really good
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Thank you for the kind comments and the fav! :hug:
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IHanakoI Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
it's really gorgeous
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Thanks! :)
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HollowEmotions Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006   Photographer
nice focus and color! what camera do you use?
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Thank you! :D

For this photo shoot I borrowed my college's Minolta A-1 SLR camera because of its capability of shooting objects even closer then my camera. My normal camera that I use and own is a Canon Powershot A520 camera. My Canon camera is good one for the most part, but it has its limitations since itís a point and shoot camera with some manual features. Since photography is mainly just a hobby for me right now it suits my purposes, though I keep thinking about in the future investing in a better camera. For right now though since my college has two SLR cameras available for students to borrow and a photography studio to use as well I try to utilize their stuff as much as I can to sort of get my money's worth out my college right now.
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aVeD Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
well...looking at the series...i like this shot the best by far.
GREAT lighting...you really did capture the colors in this picture
good simple background makes for a beautiful focus
+devWatch
excited to see whats next in your gallery :D

-aved
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Thank you for the kind comments and fav on this one! :hug:
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aVeD Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
EXCELLENT lighting!!
captures the color really well...
great shot :D
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Thanks!
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jennyclsun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
There is lovely composition in this shot, and it is nice how you shot the underside of the flower instead of the traditional face view. The colours are wonderfully rich and the droplets are well defined. Love the contrast between the orange and the black - great colour choice!

I hope you scored well on your assignment! :D
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Thank you for the great critique! Very much appreciated! :hug:

Yea, I ended up getting a good grade on this Project. My teacher loved the entire series.
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jennyclsun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
You are very welcome, and I'm glad you got a good mark - very deserving indeed :D
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AmandaSupak Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006   Photographer
ohh congrats on being in flower club! I opened my devwatches today and thought...oh i've seen this one before!!
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Picatso Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Thank you! :D

Yea, I do that a lot lately too. I keep thinking I've seen that person's icon or work before and it takes me a little bit to remember. There's too many people to keep up with when it comes to looking and commenting on people's stuff.
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AmandaSupak Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006   Photographer
Ditto that!

congrats again!
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froggy5 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
So pretty...
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