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Old Mar 22, 2006, 7:25 AM   #11
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Gee... maybe I should go back to lurking. :sad:

Actually, I did ask for the critiques, so I know they are well intended.

I agree that the first one is too busy. I tried some cropping, but there was nothing I could do that made it any better.
I did some quick cropping and PP to the second one. Maybe you will find it a little more appealing now.

I was thinking more like this and please keep posting. BTW you can not make a bad picture good the picture has to be there.




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Old Mar 22, 2006, 8:11 AM   #12
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Glad to see you RedStickMan. Yes, we are close, as I am just down the river in Plaquemine, near Jack Miller's Landing.

I like the shots, and it is amazing to me what can be done after the click. PP does do wonders and can change what is an ordinary photo into some more pleasing or otherwise, depending on the viewer. It is what makes it so interesting. I realized that when I posted a photo of a cardinal I snapped. I thought it was very good right out of the camera. When I was shown what PP can do, I was impressed. But sometimes I think PP can be overdone to the point that the subject is no longer as realistic as it is in reality.



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By the way, good shot of Mike.
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Old Mar 22, 2006, 8:46 AM   #13
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Your cropped version of #2 is quite good. Please keep posting.
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Old Mar 22, 2006, 8:57 AM   #14
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I really like the photos I think they are great...and things like too busy ...rule of thirds only matter if you give a darn.....I think that crap about your eye gets drawn here or there is a bunch of stuff for people with nothing to do to worry about......in fact I have nothing to do and I don't worry about it...



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Old Mar 22, 2006, 7:54 PM   #15
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I think both of the originally posted shots were fine the way they were - I liked the look of both of them, though (as others have noted) the second is the stronger of the two images.

The first is rather 'busy' - but that can be ok if there is enough form or colour to attract attention. If you wanted to try and make it more 'focussed' - from a single object point of view - you could experiment with either adding a vignette (with darkening or blurring) orchanging the lighting (ie dodging and burning parts of the image so that only a couple of blooms still stand out).

And I prefer the second with a bit of space. Composition-wise I am not that keen on too close a crop - though again you could experiment with taking a little off the top and sides until you found the aspect ratio that looks the best to you.
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The shots convey what you saw today colorful and well focused. Busy...well there were a lot of flowers, but they were all the same and so created a choatic, but appealing pattern. Generally people refer to the rule of thirds, but altho rules were made for a good reason, for a good reason, break the rules.

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The shots convey what you saw today colorful and well focused. Busy...well there were a lot of flowers, but they were all the same and so created a choatic, but appealing pattern. Generally people refer to the rule of thirds, but altho rules were made for a good reason, for a good reason, break the rules.

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When you comvey what you saw it is a snap shot. When you convey how you felt about what you saw it is a photograph. Yes, you know what they say about rules.


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