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Old Nov 13, 2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Too sappy? Comments welcome. Ria
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Old Nov 13, 2006, 11:39 PM   #2
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I like it ,but with the pot so clear and the flowers so soft, I would try to lower the saturarion of the RED color.

They seem to be 'Paper Flowers', butiana bouganvilla ?

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Old Nov 13, 2006, 11:55 PM   #3
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Is this any better? Lowered just the red channel in Hue/Saturation adjustment.

One of the first pics from the new R-1, btw. (Am reduced to going through old shots until I can free up time from work.)

Thanks again, Ria

(Edit: Paper bouganvilla, indeed!)

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Old Nov 14, 2006, 7:08 AM   #4
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Hi Ria,

Just my take on yourpaper flowerimage.

Red was always difficult with film, for me that is.

Red isnot too bad for the R-1.

Regards, Nicholas


Update: Now that i saw my redo posted, I like your original the best.
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Hmmm ... I disagree. I definitely like your crop better. I was trying to keep it 4X6" to print out on my Canon CP 220 printer, but I wasn't happy with all of the negative space around the teapot. With your crop, the slats on the swing still lead the eye in, but don't overwhelm the subject.

After I saw your version, I realized the red frame overwhelmed the flowers. Using the eyedropper tool, I sampled the red from the flowers to make the frame. But the green frame complements the red much better ... (or maybe I should have gone for red's opposite, cyan?)

(BTW, the teapot on the swing is an antique that belongs to the lady in the Portrait post. I was mainly experimenting with the the zebra &histogram functions on the R-1. It was difficult to get the lighting correct and not blow the specular highlights in the silver. I wasn't that happy with it, so I never printed it. Last night I pulled it out, deciding it might make a nice birthday card for her. Today is her 70th birthday!)
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