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Old May 8, 2005, 8:34 AM   #1
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I have several varieties and colors of this flower so I'll probably shoot all of them as they begin to flower. :-)

I shot this one in harsh natural evening light around 6pm. If I remember, I'll shoot the same scene today and use some fill flash.

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Old May 8, 2005, 9:24 AM   #2
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Hi Rodney;

I like the effect of the strong lighting here. It creates deep shadows clear textures that look vibrant and alive. I also like your choice of colours for the border. This is one area I wish I was more skilled with. I just don't trust my own judgement as to what colours compliment or distract from a presentation. (Was the selection made with the trusty "eyedropper" tool?)

All in all, a very attractive image.

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Hi Rodney;

I like the effect of the strong lighting here. It creates deep shadows clear textures that look vibrant and alive. I also like your choice of colours for the border. This is one area I wish I was more skilled with. I just don't trust my own judgement as to what colours compliment or distract from a presentation. (Was the selection made with the trusty "eyedropper" tool?)

All in all, a very attractive image.

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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the comments. Yes, I select colors from within the scene for borders. I use the same colors when I mat prints.

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Old May 8, 2005, 9:29 PM   #4
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Rodney

I love your work. If I'm ever brave enough too post in this forum I hope You'll
look an advise.I'm just looking and learning now.

But on this picture i do have a question. Where the stem and pedal meet there is a
yellow line. If it was there it should be there of course. It does drew the eye to it.
Or is it an artifact from PS? I can't look at my Iris because we had 17.5" of snow
two weeks ago so the flowers are a little bit behind this year. Me too.

I do think this is a great picture as are all of yours.

dale



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Rodney

I love your work. If I'm ever brave enough too post in this forum I hope You'll
look an advise. I'm just looking and learning now.

But on this picture i do have a question. Where the stem and pedal meet there is a
yellow line. If it was there it should be there of course. It does drew the eye to it.
Or is it an artifact from PS? I can't look at my Iris because we had 17.5" of snow
two weeks ago so the flowers are a little bit behind this year. Me too.

I do think this is a great picture as are all of yours.

dale
Here is a crop from a shot with a wider view to demonstrate what the yellow line is. You've given me something to ponder...Should I clone it out or leave it??

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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