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29th July 2012, 01:37 PM
In between gusts of wind I was able to take this yesterday.
I particularly wanted to isolate the flower, and concentrate on just the head.
Hope you like it. C & C welcome, especially advice on photo processing. Thanks
29th July 2012, 02:39 PM
Great job of preserving detail on the flower and isolating it from the background. My only suggestion is to try some crops. it seems like too much space devoted to relatively empty background. I think you could probably get away with centering this, with much less background, but you could also move the flower a bit toward one side or a corner and see how that works.
29th July 2012, 02:53 PM
It is difficult to determine how much post processing was needed but the final result is detailed and the subject has been isolated from the background.
As Dan points out, owing to the lack of Direction Elements in the background (physical lines, spatial lines created by Positive and Negative “rivers” of space, highlights and shadows, spatial futures created by directional gaze and intended movements) that lead our eyes around the image, the subject could benefit from a tighter crop. Because of the symmetry of the flower, a centering of the subject could work, particularly with a square 1:1 ratio frame but other crops should be explored as well.
Hope this helps!
29th July 2012, 04:16 PM
Thanks for the critique. I opted for a tight, centred, crop in the end. I think it works much better - thanks
29th July 2012, 04:19 PM
That's stunning Michaela.
29th July 2012, 07:41 PM
Thanks Daisy Mae. I'm glad you like it.
29th July 2012, 07:47 PM
I like the crop much better, well done.
29th July 2012, 07:58 PM
Love the color and wow on the details....nicely done!
29th July 2012, 08:19 PM
Nicely done! Much more impact!
Originally Posted by Michaela