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Not much to say about the photo, I quite like the light..but the cross was too dark, I have to brighten it up on PS. Maybe I should use flash, but I didn't want to make a big fuss...Is it alright? Thanks for looking.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Sep 2012 - 3:45 PM
Focal Length:190mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/350sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:25 Sep 2012 - 9:09 AM
Tags:Cross, Flowers & plants, General, Humour / fun, Lucifer
Voters:PhillipMinnis · morpheus1955 · NDODS · gazlowe · Fefe · DeSilver · paskinmj · Joline · WhiteRose1 · Philip_H · canonfan · pamelajean ·
Unique Views:20
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NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom114 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 10:05 AM

Beautiful and yet very emotive.


Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 10:21 AM

Lovely light, like the sun on the plants and Light on the gravestones behindGrin

paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 11:05 AM

Great shadows.

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 11:35 AM

I like the way the plants are lit up like fire behind the darker cross. Tricky lighting handled very well.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 2:28 PM

There's just enough detail in the cross for me, Jasmine. The vibrancy of the backlit flowers ensures the cross stands out in front.


xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 7:08 PM

Thanks Dave.

canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 - 7:46 PM

Lovely backlighting Jasmine. I like it

pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 9:02 PM

I think the crocosmia is the star of the show, Jasmine, with that beautiful light upon it, and the shape of the cross stands out nicely against it, also highlighted around the sides to accentuate its contours. I don't think it matters that we can't read the inscription because it's your use of light and shadow that makes the image striking, and you are so good at doing that. I think you have brightened the cross just enough. I like the idea in your title that the bright orange flower heads represent Lucifer.
You might like to consider cropping the grass at the bottom. If you scroll up and eliminate the bottom grass, you will see that the eye settles nicely on the cross with no distractions, and the darkness of the background is complete all the way around.

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