Water beads

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  1. saltface

    saltface TPF Noob!

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    A few tries at floral photography. Please be harshly constructive.

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    I'm not sure which I like better, so here's the color one as well. This was my first attempt at using curves in Lab color.

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    And one more. I find these flowers a disgusting color, but for some reason I always take pictures of them.

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    Thanks!
     
  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    With the first flower I have to say I prefer the first to the colour version - the colour is a little overly bright and that is hiding some details and making the colours look a little washed out.
    As for the composition I think a little tiny bit more along the bottom, but other than that its good!
    In the second the colours are much more powerful and stand out well - whilst you have done really well with the depth of field and in caputing the centre as a detailed spot.
    I think you might try to remove all the background and have it totally black with just the flower
     
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    color color color


    The sepia is flat and uninteresting. The color pops out at you.
     
  4. saltface

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    Thanks for the input!
    I edited the top one at work on a poorly calibrated monitor. So I bumped up the color levels thinking it was too washed out.
    And yeah, I saw the unfortunate crop when I got my film back. I could have sworn it was all in when I hit the shutter button.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The colour version of the top flower photo does not seem washed out to me and I definitely prefer it to the sepia version, for the flower looks good against the all black background, and I least like to see the green of the buds and the stem on the right gone (;)). I want it there! :D

    Of these three, it is the middle one for me, please! ;)
     
  6. saltface

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    Thanks, I can't do too much to calibrate this monitor and I've had people tell me my color was way off (even though prints look fine). Maybe it's them, not me?
     

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