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    Flowers for Ora

    About a month ago we hosted a memorial service for my father-in-law, Ora, who had passed away after a long and good life. When everyone had gone home, what to do with the flowers? Take photos, of course.

    This wilted rose is a bit overdone, I believe, but I liked the textures with this processing. It almost looks like cloth.

    Flowers for Ora

    Flowers for Ora

    C&C welcome.

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    Re: Flowers for Ora

    Hi Judi,

    I think I'd like to have seen just a little more either side, but it is certainly a subject worth shooting - and possibly re-shooting; I don't know if you dare move it, for fear of the petals falling but ...

    It looks like you shot it in mixed lighting; daylight to our right and tungsten above, the aperture was fairly wide at f/3.5.
    If you can; move it closer to the window and perhaps try to reflect some fill into the shadows on the dark side with a sheet of paper?

    I think you got the focusing dead right to balance the narrow DoF, but hopefully nearer the window will give more light and allow an aperture of f/8 or f/11 to be used - might need a tripod though, to prevent the shutter speed falling too much (1/20s at iso 200 above).

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: Flowers for Ora

    Thanks Dave -

    You are correct about the lighting and I do appreciate your suggestions. Sadly this flower is long gone, but I will try your suggestions on another victim.

    Judi

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