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Wild flowers growing on a small sand dune at Sothport..

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jun 2012 - 8:01 AM
Focal Length:6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Wild flowers on sand dune at Southport
Username:jimmy-walton jimmy-walton
Uploaded:27 Jun 2012 - 6:34 PM
Tags:Wild flowera, Wildlife / nature
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graceland
graceland  102378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 6:39 PM

good picture it's amazing what pops up on a bit of disturbed earth thanks

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 7:40 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

technically not much wrong with the exposure and basis of the subject, but i wonder if there is enough interest in the whole of the scene as taken . im not finding any particular area my eye can settle on for long. sometimes just taking a part of that scene as a smaller abstract view can be more rewarding.

im seeing interesting areas to the left like the clump of lights which seem quite graphic and im wondering if more could have been made of them within the composition instead of the whole dune.

as it stands the cable running across the sky and the lamp stand to the right need removal by cloning or similar to strengthen up the presentation.

nice sky and rendition of colours though and a nice sharp shot

regards
Phil

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 9:00 PM

Love the wild flowers growing on sand dune,
but I'd be getting rid of the ugly wires etc.
for me this image is about nature.
Wish there were more wildflowers around.
KateGrin

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 9:12 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like this a lot, Jim, it's always a joy to see wild flowers, and the red of the poppies gives a real lift to an image which otherwise might not hold the viewer's interest too much because of a lack of something on which to focus attention. You also have a good sky, which is always a bonus, with the poppies pushing up into it, the red on blue is very nice.
I agree with Phil about just taking a part of this scene, and have done a modification where I cropped a lot off the right. I feel that there isn't anything on the right side that isn't on the left, so less is more, so to speak. The only thing on the right is a pole of some kind which, to my mind, interferes with the beautifully natural feel of the scene, nature coming to life in an unexpected environment. Having said that, I have left the lights (or whatever they are) on the left horizon simply because they serve to break up the skyline and add a little interest. I did, however, clone out the red and white flag and other bits and pieces to the right of those lights, just above the top poppies.
I also cropped the sky in order to leave one third sky and two thirds land on the left-hand vertical, and cloned out the wire that was there. I then did a small Levels adjustment to make the colours pop a bit more.
I think the bare patch of the dune looks a bit like a path leading up and over it, and the crop seems to draw more attention to that.
Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 27 Jun 2012 - 9:13 PM

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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 12:16 AM

The colorful of the flower is wonderful, and this is what made this image interesting. But as Phil and Pam said, it will be better if you focus only to a part of scene like the flower. Grin

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 9:39 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This must have looked tempting at the time but as it stands it has not done your 3D vision justice. Your eyes obviously majored on the sand dune and the floral oddments there (Did the seeds blow over from the Southport Flower Show?)

Overall though because of that I think you missed out the 2D view the bits and pieces which detract from your image have remained. I feel it is essential after editing your original image, that you look at it and try to imagine what viewers in the CG will make of it. This way you will give yourself a sort of 'self learning curve, which will improve with time. This will alos of course aid your own critique skills.

Before reading the critique of others I was considering a picture in the top LH corner - I see Phil has also alluded to it. I think there is a picture there for you by using the dune top and the promenade lights.

Frank

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