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pj1974 Aug 12, 2010 10:22 PM

Different evening colours
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Hello all

Recently I went out for a walk in the evening, and took some photos. That 'magic hour' light is certainly special. In the landscape forum I posted 2 photos - and here are 2 macros from evening time out.

First photo has a very strong colour presence of green and white / purple (as well as hints of 'coolness' / blue in this I guess).

It's a flower in my front garden, 'shutting' for the night. I love how the form of petals is so intricate (eg. the miniature 'prongs' one can see at the petal tips in this photo).


pj1974 Aug 12, 2010 10:25 PM

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While this second photo is much warmer, with the end tip of a plant here catching the strong red/orange hues of the setting sun.

You can see via the shadows that the sun is horizontal placed, almost sinking below the horizon.

This photo was taken with my 50mm f1.8. First photo with my 15-85mm.

Are these 2 macro photos any good in your opinions?


Frogfish Aug 16, 2010 11:38 AM

Both very pretty shots however for me personally :

#1 - I'd like to see a little more DOF (and there looks to be a dust spot on your sensor there).

#2 - I love the colours and the bokeh .... but I think the point of focus is too far towards the edge of the photo, if you could have lost a bit of the left hand side of the shot and got the tip of the plant on one of the rule of 1/3s lines with more space to the right (the direction the plant is 'facing') then IMO it would have been much better.

pj1974 Aug 18, 2010 7:27 AM

Hello Frogfish

thank you for your constructive comments.

Maybe I should have used some more dof, but I wanted to focus on the near edge of petals.

Re the dust spot.. are you referring to the lighter spot between the two leaves to the left of the flower?

Thanks for the feedback on photo 2 also. I see what you mean. The original is larger (this is a crop) - so maybe I can adjust the crop. But the original is on my other computer which I can't access now. Hmmmm..



Frogfish Aug 18, 2010 9:31 AM

Good luck with your work on the original of #2 - I hope it works and that that the bokeh to the right is as good as that we can see in your crop.

#1 : Yes - that is the spot I'm referring to.

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