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Chairman Bill
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« on: May 13, 2011, 01:33:45 PM »
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I've never really been a photographer of flowers, but just recently started shooting a few. I'm going to start posting some here, in the hope of constructive feedback to improve my photography in this area. I'm quite happy for this to turn into a Flower Thread, la the ones elsewhere on clouds & trees, so if others want to post their flowers here too, that's fine with me.

I'd like to kick off with a shot of a rose

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 04:18:04 PM »
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Nicely done, Bill. I wish the stuff in the lower left wasn't there, though. It's just distracting.

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 04:37:04 PM »
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Nicely done, Bill. I wish the stuff in the lower left wasn't there, though. It's just distracting.

Jeremy

My first thought too.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 05:42:30 PM »
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I could maybe clone it out, though I generally try to avoid doing such things (dust spots aside). Or maybe a square crop?
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 07:13:07 PM »
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I could maybe clone it out, though I generally try to avoid doing such things (dust spots aside). Or maybe a square crop?
Leave the crop as it is. The negative space gives the flower a presence it wouldn't posses within a tight crop.
Considering that the area in question is an isolated area, in the corner of the frame and easily deletable, I think you can get rid of it without feeling like you've cheated. I would.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 01:11:52 AM »
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I agree, and if you don't feel right about 'cloning' it out, just create a mask to lower the luminosity in that area!  Dimming it out is just removing the light - later...

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 03:51:50 AM »
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Cloning worked a treat, and you were right about cropping, so I've left that alone. Thanks for the comments.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011, 08:44:58 AM »
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Cloning worked a treat, and you were right about cropping, so I've left that alone. Thanks for the comments.
Let's see!
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2011, 09:31:14 AM »
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Let's see? Lack of imagination? OK. Yer tiz

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2011, 09:52:35 AM »
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Nice. i also like the slight increase in contrast.
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2011, 09:59:23 AM »
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Hello
just a beginner so bear with me-
I would rather be a flower than a pig-
sounds like a vetoed line from a simon & garfunkle tune yes?
here's my two current favorites
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2011, 11:22:56 AM »
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Bluebells! Used to be the bane of my life (I exaggerate slightly); impossible to get the colour right on Fuji or Kodachrome. Digital at last made it possible to get the colour right - blueish-purple not just purple. That said, I prefer the look of your bluebells to mine.

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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2011, 11:31:47 AM »
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Bluebells! Used to be the bane of my life (I exaggerate slightly); impossible to get the colour right on Fuji or Kodachrome. Digital at last made it possible to get the colour right - blueish-purple not just purple. That said, I prefer the look of your bluebells to mine.



Sorry to disagree with you Bill. I much prefer yours. Rocco's strike me as too saturated and the whole scene somewhat unnatural. But then, what do I know Wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2011, 11:52:15 AM »
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mine aren't bluebells,
they're lupines
so are these
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2011, 12:46:12 PM »
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Bill

I really like your photograph. I'm not sure which version I prefer, but I know I'd go for the darker ground if it was mine.

Like you, I don't normally do flowers, but below is one I did of my daughter's latest collection...
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2011, 03:22:22 PM »
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This is a photo of some Aqualegia's, though clearly not of the 'Granny's Bonnet' variety. I saw this as a B&W, and the potential to mimic those photos of fireworks exploding in the sky

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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2011, 01:49:09 PM »
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Not a traditional flower photo
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2011, 07:53:11 PM »
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Not a traditional flower photo

Not traditional, but very effective, Bill!

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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2011, 11:36:58 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2011, 01:52:42 AM »
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That's a very neat & effective composition
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