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15th May 2013, 11:14 AM
(Viburnum lantanoides) - These are very showy and are interesting at larger scale for the graceful habit of the plant overall, at medium scale, for the arrangement of blossoms, and close-on for the relation between the blossoms and false blossoms. All intriguing, but no way to get all aspects into frame that tells the whole story. Here are two attempts. Thoughts, comments, criticisms might help me with this. I will post the second effort in the next frame as I can't get tinypic to let me post the second one here...
15th May 2013, 11:25 AM
Here's the second effort - more detail, less story.
15th May 2013, 06:05 PM
Possibly a little too much distracting background with the first version, Mark.
Maybe the second crop isn't at the best size ratio?
Perhaps try something like 5 x 4 ratio? Showing a fraction more at the top and bottom.
In which case, I'm not sure about the top right corner. You could try showing a little more here, or totally lose that additional flower.
It is almost there, just experiment with a few alternative crops then make a final decision.
15th May 2013, 06:43 PM
I agree with Geoff.I donot know But flowers are much brighter on my screen!
15th May 2013, 07:16 PM
Thanks, both of you. Pinaki - I pp'd for emphasis of the white blossoms and tried to get the background to fall away, particularly by dropping luminance on my reds and oranges and putting in some post crop vignette. Maybe I overdid it.
Geoff - your comments led to the try shown below. I think it is better. Thanks.
15th May 2013, 07:19 PM
That looks a lot better to me, Mark. Not sure about the little bit of a leaf in the top right and bottom left corners. Easy to clone out or blur though.
15th May 2013, 07:34 PM
Done (cloned out)... won't clutter the site with the result, but I'm pretty pleased with this now. Lesson: When needing to crop - explore possibilities thoroughly before settling on any one. Thanks again, Geoff.
Originally Posted by Geoff F
15th May 2013, 09:08 PM
Mark, your final version is very nice.