Colourless Rose

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  1. 'Daniel'

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    I know this has been done before but I want to know what people think of this in regards to tones, high/lowlights and lighting in general and just how I did with the overall technique.

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    Tones on the flower are nice, but it's pretty isolated in the dark background. Maybe some shadow detail, unless you intended to have it like that.
     
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    Yep, my aim was to have a pure black background.
     
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    been there, done that :D

    i personally prefer the rose a bit darker, you know, retain some shadow, throw a little mystery over it. this could just be my flaat pannel (which sounds well adjusted in nvidia's tool but may not be) but i feel the rose is just too white as well. maybe if you made the pic even darker?...
     
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    Cool, thanks for the advice.
     
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    i think the conversion is great! but agree that darkening would improve the detail of an otherwise good subject.
     
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    I don't know what you all think, I quite like this.


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    there ya go, thats the treatment you needed.

    btw, is there a stem visible anywhere in the original? seems if the rose was 'grounded' it would present better. just my opinion.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean. The rose didn't droop at all and this is taken from directly above.
     
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    that is exactly what i meant by that more shadow. now there's nothing more you can do to it. good job!
     
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    great job with the change, it looks much better. I would suggest perhaps having a more dynamic composition by having it cover a smaller area in the frame or the opposite by taking a more abstract closeup. you may want to shoot with a different light source next time also, as this light is a tad harsh (you can easily see hard shadows), but you can only tell in a few places. may want to try a diffuser, doesnt matter what you use really, just something to catch the light and spread it around a bit more.
     

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