C&C please

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  1. lschaaf

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    I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens to photograph the Chihuly Glass exhibit. I want to go back at night the next time! Comments Please!

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    Here's a few plants, just testing my new/used D80!

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    Colors in #1 are fantastic.
     
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    Colours in all are amazing...nice!
     
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    I went to a Chihuly exhibit in a conservatory in Pittsburg. It was fantastic! I can post some pics later if you're interested.

    But as for the C&C, I would have like to see more of the form of some of the pieces, and their surroundings. If its like the exhibit I saw, the pieces were very interestingly combined into their surroundings, your shots are mostly abstract and don't capture that.

    Also, I like your lighting in most of the shots, the backlighting in the last two is cool. The only one that doesn't do anything for me is #4, I don't like the way parts of it are obscured by shadows.
     
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    #1 is awesome, I like the abstractness of your shots.
     
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    1 is great! Did you use a soft omni to create the back lighting or is natural?
     
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    Thanks! It's natural.
     
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    Impressive! :)
     
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    You're right! I actually have about 200 photos in their surroundings, I guess I just uploaded the abstract! I'd love to see some Pittsburg shots, it will give me ideas how to set up when I go back at night. Here's one shot showing surroundings!
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    I was trying to figure out how to make it look good, but it was in the shade. They illuminate at night, maybe it will look better next time!
     
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    I didn't mean to suggest that I didn't like the abstract shots, they are great. I just think there are great shots that also include the surroundings, so I'm glad that you captured some of them!

    Here are some of the pics I got in Pittsburg.

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    I didn't mean to post so many pics, but its hard not to when looking at all the chihuly photos!! I posted my boat with colored ball pics, though I think the circumstance of the lighting was by chance more favorable in my pic. The room in my pic 2 was awesome, the pic only shows about half of it.

    I hope this sparks some ideas for you, but it looks like you're doing a great job anyway.

    Please post your night photos if you get some!!!
     
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    All are pretty amazing. You might consider cropping some of them to bring focus to the actual subject... but wow... great shots.
     

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