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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Red Sensation by Paul Marshall
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Red Sensation

December 24th, 2008

A snap of a cordyline australis 'Red Sensation' plant, taken with my new Canon 450D with 18-55 kit lens. Enjoy!

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: chickenwire
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Very simple, but very nice as a wallpaper. Not visually distracting. Really like that shade of red/purple.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: deuceswild09
about 15 years, 5 months ago
hmmm...its interesting that IFL would let this on. I guess it does make a nice wallpaper, but it is like a kid playing with his camera on the first day he gets it; which I think is what you said you were doing. Anyways, congrats man...keep working on these. Merry Christmas!
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: bleuwave
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Yes it does make a pretty good wallpaper. lol @ the comment above. More like a professional playing with his new camera :)
This comment is rated: insightful
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about 15 years, 5 months ago
If its a kid playing around its a lucky kid. All lines going out from lower left as well as the balance of the colors and the light makes this either a lucky or very good shot.
Posted By: Tim H.
about 15 years, 5 months ago
deuceswild09 always has something negative to say. It doesn't matter what it is. He can even make a positive response sound negative in some way. Or sometimes he'll try to make a negative response sound positive. But maybe he'll submit something to IFL that gets accepted and show us what makes him such a good judge. Anyway, I, for one, see a very professional-quality shot. As Ras said, it has to do with the lines and the balance of colors. I can clearly see why IFL accepted this piece. Paul, I look forward to seeing more of your work!
Posted By: Ben Gustafson
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Nice change from what's been posted. (I'm not saying the other stuff has been bad)... Very simple, yet beautiful.
Posted By: Don Pablo
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Nice, although I think it would be even cooler if there was less blurr. A very unique/nice color.
Posted By: BetWinston
about 15 years, 5 months ago
I agree with Don Pablo there. There's a little bit too much of a blur. Very nice piece. I, too, look forward to more of your pieces.
Posted By: AdamP
about 15 years, 5 months ago
I agree with what's been said, it's a wonderful composition and I love the color, but the bokeh is a bit too strong. Very calming.
Posted By: David Duffy
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Very nice, looks great on my 720p background =D
Posted By: s1ipp3ry
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Its a matter of personal taste unfortunately I disagree with most of the comments I feel this is bland and doesn't really speak to me. However I`m not discounting your talents they are clearly obvious and I wouldn't be at all surprised your next submission I like more !
Posted By: Paul Marshall
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Thanks for the comments everyone.
I have to admit I did get a bit lucky with this one, but i'm very pleased it was accepted as I've been a fan of this site for a while now.

Thanks again.
Posted By: ukk
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Very simple, subtle and calm & balanced coloring. Just the way I like my wallpapers :) I don't like the wallpaper to distract me.
Posted By:
about 15 years, 5 months ago
ukk: Yeah. I always find theres a big difference between what images i find 'artsy'/meaningfully-appealing and the images that makes good wallpapers for exactly that reason: wallpapers must not distract. I think a lot of the images on Interfacelift are unsuitable for wallpapers but appealing in many other ways.
Posted By: ukk
about 15 years, 5 months ago
Well people like different things and some people use wallpaper images, that I would never use. But you got a good point there Ras.
Posted By: Akzel
about 15 years, 4 months ago
It's been a while and after looking dozens and dozens of pictures I finally found my new wallpaper, thanks! :-)

I own this very same camera and lens, but I prefer my 50mm for the bokeh action, I'm quite surprised how you managed to take this picture with the kit lens! I like it because the quasi-abstract bokeh is perfect as a desktop wallpaper because it has this smooth colour and non-distracting elements, and the central focus is very neat. :-)

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