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amolitor

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Phlox?
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:24:18 AM »

These are either phlox flowers, or some similar looking little jobbers.

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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 12:48:13 PM »

I like it, but I think you could do more with the paper.
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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 02:17:19 PM »

These are either phlox flowers, or some similar looking little jobbers.

Nice. It looks upside down to me, though.

Jeremy
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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 10:24:06 PM »

It looks upside down to me, though.

Yes. Odd...

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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 06:21:02 AM »

Nice. It looks upside down to me, though.

Jeremy
That's the way Plox grows. Reminds me of some of Harold Davis' shots.

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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 02:32:15 PM »

Bruce, I really like your idea, but I can't quite see where to follow it. Yet.

Thanks everyone for the insights and comments. I have realized that I had various conflicting elements, the lighting and the orientation of the flowers conflicted with my notion of "falling". I reshot this morning, and this was the result.

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 03:54:19 PM »

I like this version best.
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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 06:31:21 PM »

I reshot this morning, and this was the result.
Phlox doesn't grow that way ;)

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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 08:36:09 AM »

Bruce, I really like your idea, but I can't quite see where to follow it. Yet.

Thanks everyone for the insights and comments. I have realized that I had various conflicting elements, the lighting and the orientation of the flowers conflicted with my notion of "falling". I reshot this morning, and this was the result.



I was exaggerating to make a point.  By cleverly minimizing the shadows of the flowers you allowed a small increase in contrast on the paper to be more effective.

Bruce
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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 05:51:01 PM »

The original version is best IMO and really I like the high key almost medically sterile look you have created. Very arty and lyrical and far removed from your earlier work - do I detect a softening and more contemplative aspect is creeping into your work?

You know Andrew, that image would make an amazing front cover to a book, a book of poems perhaps.

Yes it certainly works for me  :)

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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 05:59:19 PM »

It's taken me a while to get there, but I agree with Dave.

Phlox doesn't grow that way ;)

And, David, I'm not sure what you mean. Here's a field of phlox growing.

amolitor

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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 06:14:33 PM »

Phlox is a funny thing. According to wikipedia, there are 67 species of the stuff ;) I know of two general shapes and sizes -- the flowers look the same, the plants look completely different.

I assume there's some sort of viney/drooping phlox, that I am unfamiliar with?
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 06:39:36 PM »

Thank you, Dave!

As for my work, such as it is, I am a dilettante, and always poking around experimenting with new looks and ideas. I've got a little project under way which might actually result in more than a couple of experiments. Maybe. Normally I'm not much of a flower guy, but I'm finding some ideas that I like with 'em lately.
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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 07:15:44 PM »

Phlox is a funny thing. According to wikipedia, there are 67 species of the stuff ;) I know of two general shapes and sizes -- the flowers look the same, the plants look completely different.

I assume there's some sort of viney/drooping phlox, that I am unfamiliar with?

Sorry, the phlox we have growing in our garden droops nicely, cascading over the rocks. I could be delusional however ;)

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 09:08:30 PM »

I figured! I meant to comment earlier on that point, but since I could visualize what your phlox was doing so clearly (after all, it looks just like my picture!) it didn't seem very important to clear up biological details ;)
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Re: Phlox?
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2013, 10:18:31 PM »

I figured! I meant to comment earlier on that point, but since I could visualize what your phlox was doing so clearly (after all, it looks just like my picture!) it didn't seem very important to clear up biological details ;)
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