First Bloom

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by PhotoJoe, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. PhotoJoe

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    Two versions of the same image. Please feel free to critique. After all, I want to improve.

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    The first would do it just fine for me if it were cropped a bit off the top. I think there's a little too much "lead in", so to speak. But I like it very much, otherwise.

    I like the second, as well, very crisp detail here. I'm not overly fond of floral macros, so again, with the crop I'd like the first over the second.

    But - that's just me. :D
     
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    I agree completely.

    I the second one really catches my eye.
     
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    You know, in a weird way, I agree with you. To me, it seems a little like cheating, because nature just makes such an amazing subject without having to do a whole lot of work. It offers easy gratification, kind of like sugar. But it also impresses upon me power of the subject on perception of the image, and it is fun to do while I am re-exploring my photography skills.
     
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    I really like the color and focus in the second one, very nice.

    I would actually like to see slightly less off the top of the second one it feels very slightly crowded at the top.
     
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    I like that comment. It's honest. :D Besides, I like a little bit of that sugar myself, in mid-June when my daylillies are in full bloom and I can't believe how perfect they are. So I have to capture that perfection, right?? I must have a dozen macro shots of them. I look at these images later and think, pffft! Silly girl. :wink:
     
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    Yes it is easy to get some good looking pictures with flowers. I think you can consider that as a springboard though. Just because you are starting with beauty already does not mean there is no room for taking an exceptional picture.

    It can make you lazy though it's so easy.
     
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    Really like that second one, very crisp....nice DOF too!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. It is both helpful and appreciated.
     

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