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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: Sanggay on February 21, 2013, 10:56:40 PM

Title: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: Sanggay on February 21, 2013, 10:56:40 PM
We had gloomy weather for the past few days. Taking advantage of this morning beautiful sunshine, I grabbed my camera out for a few flower shots just outside my house. Any better than my previous flower shots?


Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: Sanggay on February 21, 2013, 10:57:47 PM
As for the 3rd photo, I did some heavy processing to darken the background.
Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 21, 2013, 11:30:22 PM
As for the 3rd photo, I did some heavy processing to darken the background.
These are better Sangay. The first one is good and the last one is good. You made fast progress.
Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: Sanggay on February 22, 2013, 12:31:37 AM
These are better Sangay. The first one is good and the last one is good. You made fast progress.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: kikashi on February 22, 2013, 03:53:36 AM
I like the composition of the second, but it would be a better shot with a stronger, more interesting bloom.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on February 22, 2013, 06:24:17 AM
Hi Sanggay, I too see an improvement. With practice you will get better and better, be carefull of shooting in harsh sun though- it plays havoc with the highlights and shadows. Looking forward to seeing more.   
Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: Sanggay on February 22, 2013, 06:28:23 AM
I like the composition of the second, but it would be a better shot with a stronger, more interesting bloom.

Jeremy

I was looking for nicer flowers that sticking up. This is the best I could find.
Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: Sanggay on February 22, 2013, 06:29:39 AM
Hi Sanggay, I too see an improvement. With practice you will get better and better, be carefull of shooting in harsh sun though- it plays havoc with the highlights and shadows. Looking forward to seeing more.   

Thanks to the feedback from the members here. I chose early morning sun to avoid harsh lighting.
Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: Sanggay on February 22, 2013, 07:40:48 AM
Here is another one. I was looking for a back lit flower and this was the best I found but the background was too distracting.
I had to blacken it for the flowers to stand out. Does this work?
Title: Re: Flowers Part 2.
Post by: David Eckels on February 22, 2013, 10:28:03 AM
Here is another one. I was looking for a back lit flower and this was the best I found but the background was too distracting.
I had to blacken it for the flowers to stand out. Does this work?
Yes!!