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Good morning.....
Thank you for all your support....and to Richard ( Dickspicks ) for his UA, really chuffed.
I had a wonderful weekend at the Bootcamp , the weather didn't play it's part, mostly cloudy and very windy. After 2 days I came away with a different viewpoint to nature. He started off by quoting Ansel Adams..."Their are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs"
He taught us a lot about Composition and that you should study your subject in detail otherwise your image will lack punch. To have the insight to notice and use all the elements in the scene in your viewfinder is the difference between a masterpiece and the bin.
He also taught us a lot about simplicity and negative space, as well as perspective.... but the thing that impressed me most is the way he looks at light......the single most important ingredient in just about every award winning image is the nature and quality of light. He taught us a lot about exposure and how and when to over or under expose. He also pushed us to set up the composition at the time and not to rely on cropping afterwards.
He taught us that images should tell a story, a good story teller knows what to include and what to leave out. Its all about making not taking good images....GrinGrinGrin
The above image was taken with all the above things in mind.......
Have a nice day

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Sep 2013 - 9:57 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:-5/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Golden tones
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:30 Sep 2013 - 4:22 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
30 Sep 2013 - 4:24 AM

Beautiful image Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 4:38 AM

Excellent flower study with beautiful back ground.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Sep 2013 - 4:43 AM

Morning Colleen !! Great to 'see 'you up and about so early Smile It sounds as if you have learned a lot and thanx for sharing some of your insights !! An excellent image this one !!

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
30 Sep 2013 - 5:31 AM

Spot on

Peter

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 5:56 AM

It sounds like you learnt a lot from your weekend, Colleen, and this beautiful image shows it Smile What glorious light you have captured this bloom in, just perfect in every way. Carol

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 338 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 6:02 AM

An eventful weekend indeed.
Beautifully composed picture this morning, Colleen.
Shortlisted.

phil1963
phil1963 e2 Member 2265 forum postsphil1963 vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 6:06 AM

Beautiful image Colleen,the flower stands out wellGrinGrin

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
30 Sep 2013 - 6:09 AM

The background goes well with this excellent captured flower. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 6:31 AM

Seems like 2 days well spent Colleen and a lovely image as well. Some wise words there as well.

Andy

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 6:47 AM

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. In this case it was through the lens of your camera.
A lovely image, well taken. Nice work.

Dave.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 7:05 AM

Beautiful image Smile

Eileen

Caziwinkles
30 Sep 2013 - 7:13 AM

Sounds like your weekend was one of the best for a while!
You have obviously listened and learned well - a beautiful and brilliant image! Smile

Carol

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:15 AM

As he said Colleen simplicity, a great imageSmile


Cliff

kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:17 AM

Fantastic shot Colleen

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:19 AM

Sounds like you had a great time and picked up some very handy tips. Your image is beautiful.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:37 AM

Some great tips from Bootcamp, and by the looks of things you have put them straight into practice. A most impressive image, very well observed, composed, expoised and captured with great colour and loads of beauty and char, Coleen

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:39 AM

Ansel Adams..."Their are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs"

Hooray for them featuring this key principle. Sounds like it was a great course and this lovely image is evidence of that.

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
30 Sep 2013 - 7:40 AM

Excellent capture Colleen and a great presentation.
Effrossini

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:41 AM

You have certainly put what you learnt into practice with this simple but effective composition.

Albert

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:43 AM

Very lovely. Do like the tones in this image. Well presented with the key-line.

Lavina

Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
30 Sep 2013 - 7:47 AM

Thanks for your sharing of what you were taught, also the capture is excellent !
Chen

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:50 AM

Saw an exhibition of Adams work and was pleasantly surprised to see how he changed images in the processing room.
This really is a beauty you have used your newknowledge well.

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 8:25 AM

A stunning image Colleen
Jim

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 9:48 AM

Such a good composition and it does have impactSmile

jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 10:00 AM

Just loved reading about your boot camp Colleen, sounds like a thoroughly enjoyable day, you have put it all into practice, this is a truly beautiful image Smile

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 10:01 AM

Simply stunning, Colleen!

Richard

digital_boi
30 Sep 2013 - 10:10 AM


Quote: Ansel Adams..."Their are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs"

Hooray for them featuring this key principle. Sounds like it was a great course and this lovely image is evidence of that.

could not agree more Lynne has hit it on the head

Happy New Week

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 11:41 AM

I've use an Ansel Adams quote before at our club an I'll be using this one too - thank you very much for sharing the knowledge you gained.
Here you have used quality light, negative space, simplicity and good composition and the result is a beautiful image.
More lessons please and more images like this please.
KateGrinGrinGrin

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 12:23 PM

A very lovely image, Colleen, and this is definitely a masterpiece Smile
Trev Smile

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 12:45 PM

Simply perfect.....

Jenny Smile

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9197 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 12:48 PM


Quote: Simply perfect.....

Jenny Smile

Couldn't agree more.
Ty

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 12:59 PM

that is one great image.

billy

HSTONEY222
30 Sep 2013 - 1:59 PM

This is a well sought out picture of a single flower, and for it's composition and back ground
well done on your reward.

Howard.SmileSmileSmileSmile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 2:06 PM

Beautiful Colleen..Lin

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 2:38 PM

A cute comp. It is 7 Pm in India, what is your time. I Know U r in the desk.

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1298 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 2:47 PM

Gorgeous image Colleen SmileSmile

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 2:53 PM

You've given us a lot to think about Colleen and so many helpful tips. Also given us a very excellent image to look at.Smile
Joan.

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 3:10 PM

Fabulous Colleen, love it.

Myra

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
30 Sep 2013 - 3:55 PM

Beautiful image

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 3:55 PM

Superb capture, Colleen!
George

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 4:21 PM

A superbly simple image.

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
30 Sep 2013 - 4:49 PM

Very beautiful and sunny ! Yes, and an exciting composition,maybe this is "simplicity and negative space" ? Excellent in anycase !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7132 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 4:57 PM

What a stunning image Colleen , well done.

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 5:07 PM

Stunning Colleen , you were clearly an A grade student WinkWinkWink

Ali GrinGrin

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 5:15 PM

Sometimes the simple images are the best ones, I like this a lot!Grin
Ryan

capto
capto e2 Member 21323 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 5:20 PM

Success!Smile

ivor

anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
30 Sep 2013 - 5:39 PM

A superb image Colleen SmileSmileSmile

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 6:11 PM

Spot on Colleen, I am going to try and follow you to learn more.
Brian

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 6:13 PM

Class Colleen!! Great work!!

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England65 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 6:28 PM

I think is work is done... super and congratulations on all of your awards.

Trev

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:16 PM

Can't see any negative space here... only a lot of positive.
PS the food @ Waneedas is hot and intense. all fresh and marvellous.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:17 PM

Sounds like my kind of food Annette...thanks for letting me know

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:36 PM

Sounds like a verry interesting week end and that you've had a great time,
And you've uploaded a Brilliant image today with lovely ,detail,light and cololurSmile
NettaSmile

EG
EG  5 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 7:39 PM

Not that you need me to say but great shot

scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6369 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 7:40 PM

great colours and background

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3370 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 8:16 PM

Superb Colleen, a stunning image GrinGrin

Kathryn

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 8:38 PM

It is lovely Colleen. You must be so pleased. Cathy

AlexAppleby
30 Sep 2013 - 9:42 PM

Lovely shot Colleen, and thanks for sharing what you learnt. I'm not going to be able to take it all in, but I do like the idea of the 'rule book' going out the window, as that's what usually happens in my case (not necessarily for the better, but mainly because I don't know the rules anyway)!!!

briantjjones
30 Sep 2013 - 10:19 PM

Colleen, I would say thos ios one of the best sinle flower images I have ever seen. It's a stunning composition with fantastic colour contrast. Beautiful.

Brian J.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 11:50 PM

Sounds a very worthwhile class for you Colleen.
And his tips put well into practice here !!
Super shot.
Mick.

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 8:54 AM

very well done
cornishchris

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 12:47 PM

This is very lovely indeed.
Congrats on all the deserved accolades.

B.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:53 PM

A beautiful floral image Colleen it looks like you have learnt well.

Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
4 Oct 2013 - 11:08 AM

Very beautiful! Great work!

zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 8:45 PM

Beautiful image Colleen.
Ant.

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
12 Oct 2013 - 7:27 AM

GORGEOUS !!!!GrinGrinGrin

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 4:42 AM

Perfect.
M

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