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  #187 Smell, Scent, Aroma
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A diesel by any other name...       ©2017 Qixil
Sony SLT-A58       16th place, 36 points
1/250s, f5, ISO 100, 240mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Four or five pictures taken from different levels with different focus. Same position and direction.

Merged together - levels, rotate and sharpen.

Losts of rubbing out and selection wizard.
      Extra Info: These flowers were at the bottom of a hill and a turn in the carriageway.

Picture(s) taken from one position and direction - Hockney-esque..

Can you smell the diesel - it smells sweet...
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Jun 26, 2017
    The more I look at this entry, the more it grows on me. I keep wanting to smell the flowers, then get distracted by traffic fumes. I find my self holding my breath. I don't know what reaction you were after, but at least you aroused my sense of smell - or more accurately, my sense of trying to avoid one smell and experience another. Very interesting result, psychologically!!!

A late addition to my favs! Now, where to put it?
Edited on Jun 26, 2017

Jun 25, 2017
    A colorful but very busy scene. And my nose is confused between the scents of the flowers and the vehicles.

Jun 25, 2017
    Thanks - there were a number of points of interest I wanted to balance and didn't simply want to have everything in focus at the same time. So combined about four shots into one - whereas hockney would have seperate pix as a collage (I suppose this is more like picasso including multiple viewpoints). Some overlaid, and some merged.
I struggled with those poppies, and was tempted to leave them out. But looked very art-deco to me, so they stayed.

Old Finn
Jun 25, 2017
    Nice picture(s), suits to the topic. I understand, there is a contrast between the scent of the flowers and the traffic. In my favorites.

Jun 23, 2017
    the haphazard focus or blurring throws me off a bit in the foreground but overall i'm attracted to the colors. still in my favorites.

Jun 23, 2017
    These images make me sad, beautiful flowers and all that traffic... There are some strange artifacts going on with the flowers, especially the ones along the right edge. Also, strange combination of out of focus and in-focus flowers.

Jun 23, 2017
    the smell is evident from the elements in the image

Jun 22, 2017
    I love the juxtaposition of the beautiful, probably fragrant, flowers and the fumy traffic in the background. This certainly meets the challenge and is in my tt.
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By Qixil

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