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Tulips beside window. Saw reflection. Moved to only position possible and adjust camera to capture original and reflection with suitable background across road.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax X-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Standard Pentax Bridge Camera Lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Feb 2014 - 11:15 AM
Focal Length:50.1mm
Aperture:f/5.8
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Window Tulips
Username:johnwnjr johnwnjr
Uploaded:4 Feb 2014 - 7:15 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2014 - 11:44 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

You have very nice lighting on the tulips, John.
Though a touch strong on their tops, where some petals have become burnt out, I quite like the effect.

The tulips themselves are attractively marked and of varying colours, as well as being staggered (at different heights), all of which adds interest.
Your reflection is well seen and well captured, nicely off to one side so as not to detract from the originals.
In my modification I have removed the leaves from the bottom left, and the little intrusion on the edge of the right of the frame, to give a cleaner finish.
My second modification shows a crop, maintaining your aspect ratio, removing a lot of the blank space at the top and part of the tulip far right, to give a tighter composition and to fill the frame with the tulips and their reflections. It keeps the real flowers in the right-hand two thirds of the frame.

Pamela.

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johnwnjr
johnwnjr e2 Member 12johnwnjr vcard United Kingdom
5 Feb 2014 - 8:07 AM

I like the first modification but not the second because it cuts off half a tulip. Many thanks for critique, much appreciated. John

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 8:35 AM

Well seen, nd a real attempt at producing something different by just thinking. You are just a touch over exposed giving some over bright highlights. A touch les exposure then, if necessary, lift the shadows with the dodge tool.

Paul

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2014 - 5:11 PM

I agree with the above comments but a great try at something different to the norm

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