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One of my shots for my assignment on composition and rule of 3rds

As always any thoughts advice critique welcome

Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Heart of Nature
Username:EmzLou1980 EmzLou1980
Uploaded:11 May 2010 - 12:43 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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PauloNascimentoPhotography

beautifuly taken, well done!
Paulo

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 1:44 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Emma. This is quite an appealing photo with many things to like - background is nicely blurred and the exposure seems OK.

The only thing I would say is that the flowers don't quite jump out at you. To this end, in the mod I've uploaded, I've increased contrast via a curves adjustment, applied a slight positive gamma correction and sharpened slightly. See what you think - hope it helps. Smile

Last Modified By Carabosse at 11 May 2010 - 1:45 PM

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EmzLou1980
11 May 2010 - 1:56 PM

Perfect, I understand and thankyou Smile

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EmzLou1980
11 May 2010 - 2:08 PM

Added a v2

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 4:20 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

As Carabosse says the "classic" shot has the flowers jumping out more...I have tried to do this in a mod by increasing Sat and Contrast and blurred out with the clone tool some of the distracting spare petals/stems/flowers.

Thanks
Keith

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2010 - 4:57 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Generally quite nicely done, but a couple of points. You must remove those background blurred coloured blobs - these distract a lot.

If this is a shot to illustrate rule of thirds, I would argue. It is a shot of three flowers, but one is in the middle and the other two - nearly - on the bottom left and right thirds.

Normally you would expect one dominent subject point, and that would be on one of the four third points.

However, forget the rule of thirds here, as it works quite well as it is compositionally.

Paul

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