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Closeup of some Dahlia's C&C Welcome
« on: August 10, 2012, 08:42:21 PM »

I've been working on getting some closeups of Dahlia's in Oregon. They are really beautiful flower and I am trying to convey the beauty in these closeups.

C&C's very welcome.

Thanks,
Steve

 
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Re: Closeup of some Dahlia's C&C Welcome
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 12:27:14 AM »

They have sort of an "HDR" look that I normally detest, at least in landscapes. But here the effect seems to work, for me.
Nice work.
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Re: Closeup of some Dahlia's C&C Welcome
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 01:01:46 AM »

I agree with the HDR comment. I don't like HDR on landscape either, if it is done too much. These are not HDR but they do have quite a bit of post processing.

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Steve
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Re: Closeup of some Dahlia's C&C Welcome
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 02:49:01 AM »

I like the vibrancy. It seems natural, if a little startling. I think the colours are meant to be attention-getting.
The composition of the first one is the most appealing to me.

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Re: Closeup of some Dahlia's C&C Welcome
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012, 03:40:48 AM »

I thought "oh, flowers, how nice" and almost didn't look at the large versions.  Glad I did.  Awesome kick-butt flower shots!  Print 'em big, they're that good.  However you got them, the textures and micro-highlights are wonderful and make the shots.
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Re: Closeup of some Dahlia's C&C Welcome
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 06:21:29 PM »

Steve, have you considered shooting for a seed catalog? Those guys are the best flower shooters around, and it looks as if you're in that class.

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Re: Closeup of some Dahlia's C&C Welcome
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 01:06:58 AM »

Great processing!  Makes them look backlit.  Well done!

Mike.
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