I'm not sure how I feel about this (shot of rose).

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  1. Trenton Romulox

    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

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    I got some colored gel filters for my two SB-800s last week, so I decided this was a good time to try them out as my father bought my mother roses today, and I figure, 'Hey, she won't miss one.' So yeah, I set up my SB-800s, threw some green and red filters on them, whipped out my 50mm f/1.4 and busted out this shot. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it yet. And I'm not sure that the cement floor I was shooting on really works for this shot, but I guess this shot was more of an experiment than anything. But, to be honest, if I actually liked this shot, I'd probably not mention that it was an experiment. So yeah, hit me with your hardest critique. Thanks for looking.

    Rose:
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    P.S. JPEG compression was pretty hard on this shot. And yeah, the rose itself is a bit soft. And there seems to be some saturation issues on the rose itself. So, if you want to touch on those issues some more, feel free.
     
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    gimme a sec i'll touch it up, but i love it!
     
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    only thing i did was less shadow, more sharpness!
     
  4. Trenton Romulox

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    Thanks for the edit, edtek, I like what you did! I'm gonna reshoot tomorrow, there's lots of roses to choose from. One thing that I'm wondering about, looking at the shot, does the fact that the leaf on the stem is red because of the flash's gel filter work for, or against the overall appeal of the shot?

    Thanks again for the comments and the great edit. :] Much appreciated.
     
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    I, personally, would rather not see the leaf red... but, it does not detract from the shot overall. :)
     
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    Thanks for your input, I think I'm gonna do the reshoot tomorrow and try different lighting setups. This shooting tonight was really just to try a bit out, see what works, what doesn't, and I'll try and bust out some more variety in tomorrow's session. I might even do it tonight, I mean, I have insomnia anyways, so I spend a lot of time lying around at night...might as well do something HAHA.

    Thanks again for the input, much appreciated.
     
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    You and me both buddy!
     
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    High-five!

    Insomniacs UNITE!
    :hugs:
     
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    I think it looks great.
     
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    Focal point seems to be on the leaves rather than the flower. The saturation on the flower is overpowering. I don't think the colored gels work for this subject.
     
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    I'm still rather an amateur at Photoshop. I just thought I'd play aroudn a bit :mrgreen:

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    Yeah, I see that now, about the focal point. Thanks for your comments.
     

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