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KMRennie

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Poppies
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:12:55 PM »

A spectacular sight but backlit poppies are difficult to fit into sRGB. For reasons that must make sense to economists, but not to me, we pay farmers to leave some fields to grow what they will and at this time of year we get poppies. We have had more than a week of hot weather and this has led to poor visibility as well as thunderstorms and flash floods but gives atmospheric images. Comments? Ken
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 06:47:18 PM »

Comments? Ken

Very nice. I wonder about the brighter area on the lowest part of the tree trunk, whether it is a processing artifact or natural.

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Re: Poppies
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 07:08:04 PM »

Sloppy processing. Ken
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 07:52:43 PM »

Well seen Ken! You really capture that heavy air...
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 02:11:16 AM »

You crushed that.
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 04:45:43 AM »

I like it.

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Re: Poppies
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 07:11:55 AM »

Very painterly - fantastic!
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 08:36:27 AM »

+1, lovely
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 11:03:04 AM »

Taken earlier and with the sun sidelighting the image. We are due strong winds and heavy rain tomorrow night so the poppies will be gone for another year. Ken
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2018, 12:02:44 PM »

Completely lovely! Just marvelous!
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 02:54:31 PM »

They're both lovely but I much prefer the second.

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Re: Poppies
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 10:40:33 AM »

I also like those poppies shots. The second has some fluorescent colors that I like very much but the first one is more relaxing/quieter.
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2018, 11:01:21 AM »

They're both lovely but I much prefer the second.

Jeremy

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Re: Poppies
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2018, 11:23:41 AM »

The more I look at these the more I like them. That’s hard to achieve. Personally I much prefer the first image.
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 12:31:58 PM »

For me they both capture the poppies well. I prefer the second for better depicting the feel of a warm summer day, a more congruent image. The WB seems better overall as well. I don't much like the appearance of the trees going near black.
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 12:35:48 PM »

I love them both. The first in particular reminds me of some of Monet's paintings of the same subject.
My mom had a poster of this one in our house when I was young and your first shot immediately reminded me of it.
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 12:39:44 PM »

I love them both. The first in particular reminds me of some of Monet's paintings of the same subject.
My mom had a poster of this one in our house when I was young and your first shot immediately reminded me of it.


Exactly!
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2018, 07:48:46 PM »

They're both lovely but I much prefer the second.

Jeremy

I agree.

A spectacular sight but backlit poppies are difficult to fit into sRGB. For reasons that must make sense to economists, but not to me...

In my earlier years working in the heavy industry steel works in Sheffield (UK), I was roped into welding someone's old car up for them over a weekend and the car was red and the welding I did on it was extensive, wings, sills and a whole lot more. The owner of the car (a skinflint as it turned out and who never even bought me a pint I might add and who also spent the next two years avoiding eye contact with me in case I asked him for some kind of payment, but I digress) decided he wanted to paint a different colour over it after I'd finished burning myself to a crisp under his rusty old wreck for two days solid. But the spray man he asked to drop by took one look at it and said oh you can't do that very easily with red paint, as the colour red will always bleed back through to the top, as there is something about the colour red that seems to be so strong, it will always overpower any other colours above it. I am only relating this story, because some years later I was trying to print a picture of a field of poppies and the reds just kept blocking up on the print, even though they looked perfectly fine and detailed on the screen and my mind kept going back to what the spray painting guy told me about the colour red.

Dave
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2018, 03:41:16 PM »


+1 to that.

They're both lovely but I much prefer the second.

Jeremy
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Re: Poppies
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2018, 07:31:23 AM »

Taken earlier and with the sun sidelighting the image. We are due strong winds and heavy rain tomorrow night so the poppies will be gone for another year. Ken

Two very different 8nterpretations – both wonderful! I miss those fields of poppies!
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