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    Stand By Me!

    Stand By Me!


    Sticking with mono for now but flowers for those who kindly asked.

    A touch of Orton ( ish) for softness.
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    Re: Stand By Me!

    Nice image. Perfect caption.

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    I have found I like very few flower images in B&W due to them normally being about color. This is an exception. Nicely done.

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    Thank you Mike,,,the title seemed appropriate on Remembrance Sunday.

    Paul, I used to think the same and still do when it comes to certain flowers. I am glad you like this one.

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    Re: Stand By Me!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    I have found I like very few flower images in B&W due to them normally being about color.
    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    Paul, I used to think the same and still do when it comes to certain flowers.
    But B & W is, I think, all about line, shape, tone and texture. And this one hits all the marks.

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    Re: Stand By Me!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    But B & W is, I think, all about line, shape, tone and texture. And this one hits all the marks.
    I could not wish for more....... thank you Donald

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    Re: Stand By Me!

    Hi Sharon,

    I really like the feeling of softness of your flower images. (I don't mean out of focus or soft focus.) Maybe stillness or gentleness are better words. I would like to know a little of how you achieve it.

    I have been looking at flower photographers whose approach is hard edged with great detail but they seem a little clinical. Yours however have a romantic feel to them. To Donald's list I would add light and maybe the secret in yours is how you light the subject?

    Graham

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    Seriously, Sharon...

    Get into the gift/greeting card business! On a boutique/stall/fayre level you will make a small fortune with a catalogue of 20 or so of these!

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    Re: Stand By Me!

    Thank you Phil I really appreciate your faith in my pictures.

    Graham , I don't know that I do anything special with light apart from the fact that I never, ever, use flash or any artificial light source near a flower .....only available light which, here in Scotland can be rather lovely and soft. ( when it's not pich black!)

    The above shot was actually taken outdoors (not on a black background) but shooting with lots of dense foliage behind the Anenome and using DOF to achieve the deeper darker background. In PP I increased the shadow and played with the levels until most of the background was gone and finally cloned out the odd remaining wee lighter spots. I don't like the technique of 'painting in' a black background because I don't find the edges look at all natural.

    Thank you so much for your interest.

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    Re: Stand By Me!

    Brilliant...

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    Re: Stand By Me!

    Thanks Bobo!

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