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Old Apr 15, 2005, 7:50 PM   #1
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After several days of rain I was excited to get out in the sunshine to do a little shooting. Any improvement ideas?

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 8:54 PM   #2
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Needs a tighter crop. Lose the triangle in the upper left and the leaf in the lower left. Parts of the petal seem a little overexposed...

Otherwise, it's a nice looking flower.

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 9:16 PM   #3
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Needs a tighter crop. Lose the triangle in the upper left and the leaf in the lower left. Parts of the petal seem a little overexposed...

Otherwise, it's a nice looking flower.

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Your crop suggestion is great, though I'm uncertain why you feel the crop needs to be tighter. How will this make this image more visually effective?

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 9:30 PM   #4
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Rodney, I personally think that this one would look better from a different orientation.

Here is your image rotated.

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I like the composition as is, however the over exposure of the petal is something to keep an eye out for in the future...

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Old Apr 16, 2005, 12:29 AM   #6
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i agree about the hot highlights on the petal...

but the composition, colors, background all look good,

the photo isn't really sharp..are you using the digicam again?

lol, just use the dSLR dude..

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i agree about the hot highlights on the petal...

but the composition, colors, background all look good,

the photo isn't really sharp..are you using the digicam again?

lol, just use the dSLR dude..

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Bright highlights are intentional here...If you follow my work, you'll learn that it's my style. Some will appreciate it and others will not. I like for the highlights to have a presence the majority of the time.

Any softness you may see is due to downsizing for the web. Afterwards, I sharpen as desired. I see texture in the petals. A DSLR doesn't necessarily render sharper images.

Thanks for the comments.

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Old Apr 16, 2005, 1:20 AM   #8
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but it does have more MPs, which equal more detail to work with...and from my experience, you can't beat a dSLR RAW image..and, if you have it, why not use it?

i don't really think downsizing should be an excuse for soft images...

that's what USM is for...

just my opinion..

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Old Apr 16, 2005, 1:32 AM   #9
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but it does have more MPs, which equal more detail to work with...and from my experience, you can't beat a dSLR RAW image..and, if you have it, why not use it?

i don't really think downsizing should be an excuse for soft images...

that's what USM is for...

just my opinion..

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Why do you think I didn't use my DSLR? I never said that I didn't use it.

I also didn't claim that downsizing is an excuse for softness. I said, sharpness is lost when we downsize and when I sharpened(I do know a little about that), I sharpened as I desired. It is noted that you like sharper. I didn't see any more sharpness in your latest submissions...those flowers simply have more texture and are larger to begin with. The flower I've submitted here is about the size of a quarter.

Also, I know a little about shooting RAW...I've never shot any other way. *wink*

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Old Apr 16, 2005, 10:23 PM   #10
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There is too much darkness in the lower right of the picture for me to hold my attention to the flower.

JimC rotated it and I found myself looking at the flower more than when I first saw it.

Very nice and sharpness is not always where its at for everything.


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