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Old Sep 1, 2007, 10:58 PM   #1
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Old Sep 1, 2007, 11:28 PM   #2
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Hi TC. I just brightened up your pic a touch. This helped sharpen it as well.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for your interest, but I actually like the softness of the original.

I was trying to create an image that celebrated the blossom, yet lamented that it was the last of its kind for a while.

I guess I'm just not good at'melancholy'.
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I like this as contrast is always good. Personally I think it would look better being off centre horizontally as well as vertically and I would boost the reds a little to enhance the contrast even more.

Nice work.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 3:39 PM   #5
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Mark1616,

Do you mean like this?

(BTW, KM5D + beercan, 75mm, f/4.0, 1/60", ISO 800.)
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That is so much better, the flower head leads nicely into the shot and it just feels more balanced. Also the extra saturation lifts the shot hugely.

Great work!
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Old Sep 5, 2007, 11:19 AM   #7
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That is so much better, the flower head leads nicely into the shot and it just feels more balanced. Also the extra saturation lifts the shot hugely.

Great work!
Thanks, but is it 'melancholy'?
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Old Sep 5, 2007, 11:47 AM   #8
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Well your last rendition looks a lot more like my suggestion than your first pic. As to whether any of them look melancholy I think it has to do with subject, lightning, and composition to create the mood. Just bleaching out the colors dont do it. You have to define melancholy and then have the picture fill the bill. Otherwise its a nice pic of a red flower surrounded by lifeless stems. Personally the picture doesnt make me feel melancholy.
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 5:29 AM   #9
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i quite like the 2nd edit. first appears too washed out and soft for me.

Im not sure about the comp of the shot. mabe a shallower dof, im not sure

colours are great

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