Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by cphanh, Aug 14, 2009.
I took this from my backyard. Please C&C so I can improve.
Normally, people will advise against putting the subject dead center - but I really think it works here.
The only nit-pik I have is that the background could use just a little more blur. Overall, pretty good though. Exposure and focus are both good. Not really much to complain about on this one.
I would've loved to see the whole flower in focus and I think your image is a bit under exposed. I also see a slight shadow in the cavity of the flower maybe from your flash and I can't seem to take my eyes away. Depending on the lens your using, I would've blurred the background more just to get those leaves out of focus seen on the upper right side. But I think you can easily fix blur this in Post Processing and mask since you only have a small area in focus.
Sorry, but I have to ask...
Is your monitor calibrated?
Any more exposure, and the flower would be blown out.
Yeah my monitor is actually calibrated for print. I see the image a tad bit too dark for my taste.
The shadow from the flash bothers me.
The entire flower in focus with the rest of the background blurred would be how I'd shoot it, but I do like this one too. It works.
That shadow can easily be removed in processing the image, and it's the only thing about the current pic that I would change.
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