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    Rose in the night

    Hello!

    Some time ago I read about taking pictures at night with help of a torch. This is my attempt.

    What do you think about this kind of picture ?

    All c & c are very welcome.

    Rose in the night

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    Re: Rose in the night

    Quote Originally Posted by WV1 View Post
    What do you think about this kind of picture ?
    I think it's marvelous. The color, the droplets of water, the clarity yet softness. Beautiful job.

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    Thank you, Sergio...

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    Hello all again....

    I would be really grateful for c & c on this picture.

    On one hand I like it, on the other hand I am not sure

    * about the square crop and
    * the main thing - does the rose look naturally against dark background ??? It is alive rose after rain..

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    Re: Rose in the night

    It glistens in a lovely way..the droplets are sharp and the petals are beautifully depicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    It glistens in a lovely way..the droplets are sharp and the petals are beautifully depicted.
    Thank you, Sharon...

    It seems like everything is fine...


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    Hi Lara,

    I think you have made a lovely picture. Whenever I have made a flower image I have found that I am let down by my lack of patience or attention to detail.
    I think the shape of the crop is fine but it might be a bit close. This is a stylistic thing though.
    I think background is fine it isolates the image really well.
    There is a photographer Peter Singer, http://www.jonathan-singer-photography.com/jonathan/ you might like. He seems to give his flowers a little more room. His work called Botanica Magnifica is really spectacular.

    Graham

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    Re: Rose in the night

    Quote Originally Posted by WV1 View Post
    It seems like everything is fine...
    It is indeed. I would just add my compliments on a very fine image. Good work.

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    Re: Rose in the night

    Lara, To my untrained, very amateur eye, I can find nothing but beauty in this image. Very well done indeed.

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    Lovely image.

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    Re: Rose in the night

    Lara, I my parts we call this "Painting with light". It opens up a whole different world in my eyes.
    What settings did you use, if I may ask?

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    Excellent image. So you used both the flash and a flashlight? Interesting....

    That tiny tinge of purple at the left bottom of the flower seems a bit out of place though.

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    A lovely image lara. Color, saturation and sharpness are all excellent. If i were to nit pick anything, it would be the small bits at the bottom right. they draw your eye from the subject a little bit.

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    Would have to agree with Steve - overall, I like it. The bits of leaves on the very bottom right need to go though. Is it a tiny bit under exposed too?

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    This is a very interesting image indeed. In your post you said that you used a torch, but do you mean a flame torch or a flashlight? How did you use it exactly? I am very curious.

    Great job!

    - Jacob

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    Re: Rose in the night

    Jacob, I don't want to answer for Lara, but just guessing, since she's from the UK, let's assume it's a flashlight - here's a link that may help you out, if you've never tried it before, you may find it interesting - just Google 'painting with light'.

    http://www.diyphotography.net/painting_with_light

    Hope that helps you.

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    Re: Rose in the night

    Quote Originally Posted by gcowan View Post
    Hi Lara,

    I think you have made a lovely picture. Whenever I have made a flower image I have found that I am let down by my lack of patience or attention to detail.
    I think the shape of the crop is fine but it might be a bit close. This is a stylistic thing though.
    I think background is fine it isolates the image really well.
    There is a photographer Peter Singer, http://www.jonathan-singer-photography.com/jonathan/ you might like. He seems to give his flowers a little more room. His work called Botanica Magnifica is really spectacular.

    Graham
    Graham,

    Thank you very much for your comment and the reference to the Peter Singer's site....
    Great pictures !!!! I Like them very much...
    Thank you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    It is indeed. I would just add my compliments on a very fine image. Good work.
    Thank you , Donald...

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    Re: Rose in the night

    Lara this is just so romantic it brilliant. well done!

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    Re: Rose in the night

    Jon and Pat... thank you very much for your comments...

    I took the picture in auto mode with a built-in-flash, keeping a flashlight touch in one hand - pointed on the rose and my camera in other hand and I was looking at the rose through the viewfinder...

    I can't see EXIF of pictures... I do not know why... in case you have the same problem - it came as 1/60 s at f/5.6, ISO 100, focal length 135.0 mm

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