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Old Jun 20, 2007, 5:43 AM   #1
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The following two shots were taken in the last few days at a local botanical garden. Very deliberately, each has been posted directly out of the camera with no post-processing except resizing. No crops and no usm. The subjects were some magnificent 6-foot-plus cannas. I shot them in both orientations, suspecting that the vertical was going to much better convey a feeling of their height.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 5:44 AM   #2
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 6:00 AM   #3
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I much prefer the vertical, as it shows the graceful taper, lost in the second.It illustrates what we're about, apart from the minor matter of being very beautifulin its own right.

I note you're taking advantage of your (presumably) dSLR's 1:1.5 format. I and many others would have had to crop in camera or out to get the nice shape. As an aside, (following another threadI'm pursuing) what method did you use to resize?
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Alan,

I shot these with a Pentax K10d and Tamron 70-300mm lens. (I'm pretty sure I had the macro switched on although the EXIF doesn't report that.) The resizing method I used was the default in Paint Shop Pro XI....bicubic. I would be interested in reading the other thread because I know absolutely nothing about the relative merits of the various options in resizing.
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Oh yes, the vertical really shows the hight...horizontal kind of squishes it. Nice job...I love taking horticulture photos.
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