Morning Sun

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  1. Picksure

    Picksure TPF Noob!

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    The sun made a brief appearance yesterday am. While it was comming through the kitchen window I snapped a couple quick ones.

    Do you like? What can make this better?


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    Thanks for lookin' and your input.


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  2. SLOShooter

    SLOShooter TPF Noob!

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    I think maybe the background is not so nice although it is nicely blurred.
     
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    Yeah, what sloshooter said. The contrast and color is really nice, the background is kind of distracting. Maybe putting somthing like a posterboard or somthing behind would have worked.
     
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    Im with everone else the background is definitaly distracting. I would try burning it in.
     
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    yep. sorry for my ignorance, but is that flower real?
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would think so, thebeginning. I'd take this one for a carnation. Am I right?
    And it is this intense red because of the lighting - early morning sun.
    These kinds of reds I find difficult to deal with in photography and more often than not they don't come out naturally (in my case, that is!), but not so with Picksure, of course ;).

    But yes: the background does take away from the picture. And personally I'd always like to see ALL of the petals in the frame.
     
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    Very nice texture to the flower I would just darken the background.

    Eric
     
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    I'm with Airic... I love the texture here
     
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    liked the bright red color very much!~

    However, felt that the picture is a little ermmm..... died???? like there's no punching effect or the WHOA!!! effect.... perhaps its the background. a black background perhaps? just a suggestion...
     
  10. Picksure

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    Thanks so much for the response.
    When I saw the carnation with sun hitting it, I just wanted to try a shot. I didnt realize how hard the red would be to get in the direct sun.

    I will try another today, with attention paid to a background.


    Thanks for lookin', and the advice


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    edit a quick burn of the background

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  11. JonMikal

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    your edited version is exactly what it needed...awesome! nice work John!
     
  12. andycarnall

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    The edited version is much better (it was a nice image of the flower in the first place) but I think you've gone a little too far, as the flower to me appears to have no context now.

    That's a very subjective point though - I prefer a photo of "flower in my garden" to a catalogue photo of "this is what a carnation looks like"
     

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