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I saw this field of sunflowers while driving back from a working trip and I took some pictures to try my new EOS 7D camera

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Sunflowers
Username:Mauro62 Mauro62
Uploaded:19 Aug 2012 - 10:14 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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peekay2001
19 Aug 2012 - 1:13 PM

fine moody and atmospheric. shot at the appropriate time of the day.. presence of clouds in the sky is a bright idea as it fills it.. for once one will forget worries.. it is spreading happiness, joy and energy.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10933 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2945 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 3:08 PM

Ciao Mauro. This is a nice image, but your EXIF data is not showing. When you are on the upload page, there a ling about halfwat down on the right called More Exif Options, - just click it and the dat will auto fill.


The image is backlit obviously with the light behind. This causes the Sunflower centres to be quite dark, with the petals bright which is nice. It also means the camera chose to underexpose, - and that gives you the backlit effect. You can have the option ot recover the flower detail in post processing, using the shadow and highlight tools in CS in my case, and Ive loaded mods to show variations. or simply leave it as is, - they all work.


Hope this helps, and if you upload the exif data I will check back.


regards



Willie

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hunter031072
19 Aug 2012 - 6:05 PM

beautiful. very pleasing.

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Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 9:29 AM

An eye catching slightly saturated scene. I am not sure whether or not your flash would have helped to illuminate the sun flower centres, might have been worth a try.

Frank

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 20 Aug 2012 - 9:29 AM

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 12:40 PM

unless you are making a print, leave it as it is, admittadly the centres of the sunflowers are dark but for screen use there is enough detail. on a print you may tend to block up slightly losing that all important detail. if you intend to print you could try shadows and highlights in PS or tonal contrast in nik efex colour to lift the detail a little.

i adore the picture. composition has some diagonal in there, the colours are vibrant , the balance is great and the sky has drama.

i suppose its Tuscany but it reminds me of holidays in Provence. we get a few odd fields planted here but nothing like this.

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best regards

love the toe shot too.
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 21 Aug 2012 - 12:41 PM

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