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Old Dec 2, 2005, 3:50 PM   #1
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another flower shot.
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 7:30 PM   #2
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sorry, this one is a bit sloppy..

not enough depth of field and i think its too tight.. since most of the beauty of a sunflower comes from the petals and not the inside, i think you need to pull back some..

also, this one appears to be dying.. which kind of detracts..

the best shots of sunflowers i have seen always have it facing a 3/4 perspective into the frame with some nice puffy clouds in the background.. so really playing up the sunny part of sunflower..

if instead you were going for the dying death kind of feel to this one.. i think it would be better done with some simple studio lighting and a black and white presentation..

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Old Dec 2, 2005, 9:45 PM   #3
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i kinda like this one E.S. i would jack up the contrast a big more, or maybe the saturation. interesting angle and way to shoot the flower. i like the detail of the little circle things in the center.
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i have to agree with dustin.* i admire that you were looking for a different angle. we all know what a sunflower looks like. i don't mind that the flower is dying but this doesn't really capture that essence. there is not really a point of interest. the blood rose was more on the right track. the good thing is you are trying something creative, not just taking a snapshot of a flower....just keep doing it and you will get to know what is working and what's not- have fun...looking forward to seeing more.
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 10:08 PM   #5
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thanks julie.

i want to explore all aspects of this wonderful artform and this one looks like fun!


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Is there a problem of overexposure on the outer perimeter of the sunflower?
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Old Dec 3, 2005, 3:15 PM   #7
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i think it is a problem of the withering petals being so bright but out of focus that

gives them a feel of being over-exposed. i tried to tone them down a bit, but lost the

detail of the middle. not a great shot, but i am new to flowers.:-)


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