- May 3, 2006
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Try again with all that, and end up with what? Another shot of a rose? I appreciate what you're saying, and most of your critique is spot on, but if I follow all those tips, will I just end up with another cookie-cutter shot of a rose that's been done a thousand times before? Part of what I was trying to do, I guess, was create a shot that looked fresh, or different. And yeah, I made some bad technical errors (mis-focused, too saturated), but I don't want what I'm doing to become just another shot, you know?
Thanks for the comments, Switch. And even though I'm getting sort of anti-traditional, and to a point, anti-the better way to do things, I'm gonna do a reshoot later today hopefully, and I'll certainly try out all the things you just suggested I do, because I want to give what you told me a fair shake. Even if I want to use my gel filters and use harsh lighting, I'll give your way a go too HAHA. Thanks again for the comments, Switch, and everyone else.
I'm not trying to shoot you down here, I just need some clarification. Why exactly is the rose on concrete? what's the story here? You don't want to be "cookie cutter", so than what are you trying to say? Is the statement you're trying to convey based purely on aesthetics? Or is there layered meaning?
As far as we all know, this photo's message is: roses can lay on concrete.
If so, great. There is nothing wrong with that. Tons of images I shoot don't mean squat or have any particular meaning, they're just based on aesthetics. Take the zombie/vampire/freaky dude thread I made last week. I didn't want it to mean or convey anything except "hey, it's a girl, a zombie guy, and the hunter. Look at them all die!"
It's just that with such a simple composition, standing on it's own, in an attempt to not be "cookie cutter", what are you really trying to say besides "i'm trying not to be cookie cutter"? that's obvious.
Personally, I don't find it to say much because it looks like an experiment with gels more than anything else really.