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Out with Patch this evening down the lake and armed with my Canon G12 I thought I would have a play with flash.

It could well be a marmite image but you have to try different things or it just gets boring.

V2 added as suggested by Ronnie, V3 removing some of the space on the right mentioned by Ed.

Thanks for looking.

Regards. - gary

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Floral sunset
Username:gary_d gary_d
Uploaded:6 Aug 2012 - 9:33 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:39 PM

You'd better be careful flashing in your local park Durb, if you get caught you could end up in big trouble with the rozzers!WinkGrinTongue Don't expect any of your mates on here to pay to get you out on bail, Mikbee will spend all his money in the bookies and on some Tennants Extra from the local Spar shop and Ade will end up spending his on some potent local scrumpy in the Barley Mow and Apple Tree in Bedminster!Smile

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 6 Aug 2012 - 9:43 PM

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:46 PM

Well done Gary, it must have been you I saw in the Park tut tutWinkWink..Lin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Aug 2012 - 9:49 PM

Excellent image Gary, many thanks for your user award, greatly appreciated,
Fred.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:51 PM

In all seriousness this would look even better if there had been more flowers in the image, I reckon it would have far greater impact and would fill up some of that empty space in the foreground

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 6 Aug 2012 - 9:51 PM

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:21 PM

The flash has worked well in capturing all the detail in the thistle, Gary.
The problem for me is that is this a shot the thistle or a sunset with a thistle for f/g interest......not too sure the two quite work together here, and I feel it might have been better to concentrate on one or the other.........ie. What is the intended focal point.
Cropping the flower down to a square format and allowing it to fill the frame would work better for me.
Ronnie.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:24 PM

Quirky and unconventional but it works for me.

Dave

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:27 PM

As I said just trying something different so thanks Ronnie for being honest and offering some good advice.

I take your point to Ed.

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:37 PM

Definitely a different kind of sunset image, like Ronie I am not wholly convinced that both work together, I think V2 works very well.
I see you have the G12 as well now, I was thinking of getting one for taking around with me in places where the big 7D is too obtrusive so will be watching with interest to see what you do with this G12.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:43 PM

full marks from me for trying something else Smile I love to experiment myself... yours really pops out and it give me a fine flash of summer after a grey weekend and a chilly day @ work

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:44 PM

Nice sharp image and great clarity.
Matt

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:57 PM

V2 looks much better boss, the flower looks good against that black background

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:57 PM

I prefer the tighter crop of V2 Gary.
And remember to experiment with some close ups
in the macro mode as you can focus down to 1cm on the G12 !!
Mick.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 11:25 PM

Thanks for the PM, Gary.
V 2 definitely works for me but I have to say V 3 is actually rather good too, having lost a lot of the empty space in V 1.
So, now I'm torn between V 2 and V3.
V 3 is a big improvement on V 1 IMHO and I am rather drawn towards it.
Ronnie.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 11:36 PM

Thanks Ronnie

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 11:52 PM

Gary congratulations on trying something new
I think what you've missed is a border however little to set apart from black overall background.
Your thistle image is excellent. That on it's own with an a border would work perfectly well.
Maybe I'm being too conventional!
KateGrinGrin

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 6:25 AM

nicely done Gary, always good to try different.
ant.

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luckybry
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7 Aug 2012 - 7:02 AM

nicework

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:15 AM

Congratulations on you for trying something new - nice one - v3 works best IMHO

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 9:15 AM

All three are very striking, especially V2, but I welcome the additional context as in V1 and V3 - preference just for V3 I think.
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 9:18 AM

I prefer V3 simply for the proportions, and the contained feel. The eye moves up and down cleanly.
I tend to go along with Ed, more flowers would give a less contrived feel. Another evening walk with Patch, methinks...
Moira

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7 Aug 2012 - 10:54 AM

Good stuff Gary...

Ade

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Lillian
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7 Aug 2012 - 11:26 AM

Good images of the evening light Gary and going for V3
like the colours..but that is a good sharp shot
Lillian

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7 Aug 2012 - 12:37 PM

Excellent set of images, for me it has to be V2&3 Smile

Hugh

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AnnChown
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7 Aug 2012 - 2:42 PM

.... and it worked really well! It pops out of the screen!
Ann

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ChristineD
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7 Aug 2012 - 3:49 PM

Excellent set of images, good to try new, v3 for me

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:16 PM

If you want to keep the flower and sunset, Gary, I think the flower needs to be set against the top part of the image so that the sky is behind it. This could have been achieved at the time of shooting, or you could use the magic wand to isolate the flower and move it up. A further option would be to mirror either the flower or the sunset so that the top of the flower has even more sky behind it. And I think the vertical format in V3 would be ideal for this.
Pamela.

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1881  2 India
8 Aug 2012 - 5:53 AM

EXCELLENT here.


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Chinga
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8 Aug 2012 - 12:24 PM

Nice one! GrinGrinGrin
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