New to Photography talk - want some feedback. Tired of other websites that just get old...

10 years 2 weeks ago #135678 by cmatkins


This photo was featured on another website one day last year...Just wondering what you really think of it...

Sunset Photography
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10 years 2 weeks ago #135743 by John Landolfi
Interesting idea. I think the whole flowere should be framed, and it should all be in focus, to bring it well forward of the blurred background.:thumbsup:


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10 years 2 weeks ago #135756 by chasrich
As good as this shot is I want to see the colors as well. A photograph already takes away the fragrance of the flower. By removing the color the fragrance, texture and life of the flower seems to be further removed. Bokeh is OK but could be better - softer. I think I'm saying the same thing as John on this...

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10 years 2 weeks ago #135850 by steveheap
Yes, I don't mind the flower being on the right, and I also think the B&W treatment is fine for this shot - there is a lot of contrast there. But, I think the whole of the flower really needed to be in focus for the effect to work. Not easy, although with some focus stacking you could get there. The blurring of the distant petals spoils it a bit.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #135879 by Shadowfixer1
Needs to be sharper and in my opinion, when there is just one bloom, you usually need the see the whole bloom. With multiple blooms, it's O.K. to crop into the bloom. The B&W works for me and has nice contrast.

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