Flower C&C appreciated

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Cely, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Cely

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    Well, I just took this photo the other day, and I thought it had some potential. Give me your thoughts please!

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    is that background true bokeh or processed? nice DOF and contrast!
     
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    I like your tight DOF, but I wish the flower was more in focus. Maybe this is a personal preference... At any rate, I enjoy the contrast and composition of your piece - the peeling paint on the chair is really cool!
     
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    Bring up the brightness a bit, bring up the contrast quite a bit... get it so part of the shot is TRUE black and part is TRUE white. Then a bit of a sharpening pass. I think you'll see a noteworthy difference.

    I'd do it and show you but you're flag says that if I edit your photos that your rip my eyeballs out and shove them down my throat.
     
  5. Cely

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    Sorry for not responding sooner

    @hungryone that is true DOF, my aperture was 1.8

    @Mandra- yeah, I took other shots of it with higher f/stops, but this one appealed to me the most.

    @manaheim- I think I would be willing to change my status if you could show me.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Ok. This isn't PERFECT because I'm not working with the original, but it should give you an idea.

    Brightness +20
    Contrast +65
    Unsharp Mask (will vary based upon image size, I would try 75%, 1 pixel, 3 threshold)

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    I agree with Manaheim on this one - good edit! xxx
     
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    What the heck was this? :lol:
     
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    i think the contrast on the edited picture is a LITTLE too much, but better overall. i would have masked out the background and top of chair though, as the original looked better from the edge of the chair up.
     

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