Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Photo Critiques

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 13, 2005, 5:33 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 84

This is my very first attempt at flowers (with the 20D at least). Not too many flowers around here so I had to go to the Milwaukee Domes (Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory). It's basically three large domes that each have a different environment (rainforest, desert, and one that's set up for Christmas). Please be gentle... but not too gentle!

Looking up at the Dome (yeah, I realize this would be better if I was aligned with one of the main supports).

BrianSkibinski is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 13, 2005, 6:22 PM   #2
Super Moderator
Hards80's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046

the first one just isn't an apealing flower.. and the crop where it is is a bit awkward.. maybe include a little more stem and find a prettier flower??

the second one has potential.. but this one is underexposed a bit and you have too much depth of field.. shoot this one again at f2.8 or 4 or something so your background blurs a bit and bracket an exposure..

the last one i like alot.. the intricate supports of the dome give it a very nice pattern.. nice work on this one!

Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2005, 7:11 PM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 84

Thanks Dustin, I thought the second one was pretty dark. I shoot RAW so I could up it quite a bit. It was at f/5.6 (the best my 18-55 lens can do at 49mm... I'm getting my Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 XR Di tomorrow). I'll try to get back there after Christmas (just too much to do before that!).

As for the Flowers.... I'm well aware I'm not Jules!

Here's a version a little brighter....

Attached Images
BrianSkibinski is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:53 PM.