Portrait of a flower? Hardcore critique pls!

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Okay, serious critique time!

    This is an idea I've been working for a category entitled "Portrait of a flower". (1) Is this even appealing, (2) Does it suit the category title, and (3) What can I do to improve it?

    Thanks!

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  2. lisa_13

    lisa_13 TPF Noob!

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    well, if you want to keep it in black and white, i'd add some more contrast. right now it's really white and flat

    or, you could add color
     
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    I personally think this would be nicer in color. Too much of a wide expanse of white, without any detail in the top half for me.
     
  4. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Lisa & Moo appreciate the input; I'm going for a very subtle, soft look, hence the lack of contrast and soften detail. The image does lose something scaled down for posting.
     
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    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I do think it suits the category title. I like it, but I agree that just a tiny bit more contrast to bring out more detail in the top half would help.
     
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    Hmm I don't know - your going for a softer look but whilst the petals do give this effect the main body of the flower looks rough to me. I would say that a bit more depth to the shot would help it a bit - maybe work with the lighting to get a bit more shadowing and add a little contrast so that you can keep your softer appearnce (since adding a lot of contrast will make it appear sharper).
    I also feel that it might be a little heavily cropped on the right hand side - a tiny bit more frame there would halp to being the main focus out of the corner a little and more into the frame
     

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