First attempts at flowers

jcdeboever

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
19,866
Reaction score
15,919
Location
Michigan
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Shot with my Canon S90 on it's last leg. Direction welcome. I am drawn to the colors and shapes. Not sure if they are any good but I like them. Never thought I would take a picture of a flower but a couple of members here inspired me. Shot at Hawks Cay Resort in Florida. I tried to think about where the light was coming from. Tried to frame better with no crop but not quite there yet (no viewfinder). Tried to capture the color and texture. I poorly framed the large red one, must have moved.

b37f830874cb7d14b57db54afcf45dfb.jpg


b1ea205e58aa0edd31c40bfa7b1a4305.jpg


e9cf263b4124edc03ad17e65e5b98bde.jpg


Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
 
Last edited:

limr

Moderator
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2013
Messages
20,016
Reaction score
11,605
Website
moderndinosaur.wordpress.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
The second two are nice, but I'm really digging that first one. I'd try cropping the leaves out on the bottom and just leave it (hah! See what I did there? Didn't even plan it :laugh2:) as the stalk and blossom against that cool fern texture in the background.
 
OP
J

jcdeboever

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
19,866
Reaction score
15,919
Location
Michigan
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
The second two are nice, but I'm really digging that first one. I'd try cropping the leaves out on the bottom and just leave it (hah! See what I did there? Didn't even plan it :laugh2:) as the stalk and blossom against that cool fern texture in the background.
Thank you for the direction... Is this better? I assume the leaves were distracting.
d6aae33830de23bae998473c1edef133.jpg


Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
 

limr

Moderator
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2013
Messages
20,016
Reaction score
11,605
Website
moderndinosaur.wordpress.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Yeah, I think that looks really nice. The leaves were a bit distracting, yes. They took away from the main visual interest of that flower, the blurred one in the background that sort of echoes the foreground flower, and the texture/shape of the fern. It's a great study of form and color. If I did anything else, it would be to clone out that little blob on the top right.
 
OP
J

jcdeboever

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
19,866
Reaction score
15,919
Location
Michigan
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Yeah, I think that looks really nice. The leaves were a bit distracting, yes. They took away from the main visual interest of that flower, the blurred one in the background that sort of echoes the foreground flower, and the texture/shape of the fern. It's a great study of form and color. If I did anything else, it would be to clone out that little blob on the top right.
Thanks limr. I will try that tonight and repost result. Your direction is most helpful.

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
 

andramaxy

TPF Noob!
Joined
Oct 16, 2015
Messages
13
Reaction score
2
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
the first pic like what limr see has a distracting background, the second pic is nice but still have that "busy" background. The third one is a little out of focus i guess. i think you should focus on the stigma or whatever it is called. Btw these are just my opinions. :)
 

Most reactions

New Topics

Top