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Old Feb 28, 2006, 5:26 PM   #1
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Well, this is my first thread and post here, so I figured I'd dive right in. Let me know what you think.

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Old Feb 28, 2006, 5:42 PM   #2
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Welcome I trust you would like us to compare the shots!¬* I find alot more appeal with the B&W version. It has a strange and erie feel to it.The colour version disappoints for a couple of reasons. It has a shadow¬* in the bottom left that is very noticeable but more importantly and overall, I am left looking for a point of interest. I think part of that occurs because you need more depth of field to showcase the bunch of flowers rather than a single row. Unfortunately, I think the crop is inappropriate for the bringing interest to the collective bunch.To leave on a positive note... I did enjoy the B&W presentation. Thanks for sharing.¬* There are some very talented people that visit this forum that share your interest in flowers and can help you deliver some truly powerful images. I look forward to your next post!
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Old Feb 28, 2006, 7:06 PM   #3
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the crop/comp is ruining it for you.. it neither singles out anything to make it a focus, nor does it show the complete scene.. not sure how you could make this work, i am thinking no matter what you did here it would be a bit busy.. probably would need to take one of the flowers away from the others and work on a study of it..

the black and white presentation is ok, but you have some blown highlights that just make it too contrasty and harsh..

i look forward to seeing more of your shots and best of luck.. hope you enjoy your time here!!

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Old Feb 28, 2006, 8:35 PM   #4
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with flowers, i really like a tighter view. the color seems almost dry to me.

the b&w has some really cool qualities, but i think it would be better if the shot was a

little tighter.

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Old Mar 1, 2006, 9:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. This shot was kind of a spur of the moment kind of thing. I originally wanted to shoot the flowers as a whole bouqet(sp) but didn't have a good background to use that would have complimented them.

The shadow you see in the lower left corner is me, I actually cropped a bit of it out. I was shooting at a rather strange angle.

Flowers are not my usual subjects, so this was new to me. I never realized how hard it is to get good colors from colorful flowers. :lol:
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