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By AkashdeepSaha  
just an experiment..please help me improving it Smile

Tags: Greyscale Nature Macro Monochrome Flora Black and white Floral

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banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4248 Canada
9 Aug 2016 6:35PM
This is very good as it is. The flower does seem to be shining, almost like a star in space.

Though the vast amount of darkness works in one way, it seems lost, a tighter crop can also work to make the subject flower more prominent in the fraem.

I have uploaded versions of a close crop, and a wider crop that places the floer on a third; personally I prefer more space on the right, as it seems to be "looing" in that direction.

Theres some visible noise, likely from post processing, and Ive reduced that, and also painted in some small bright areas.

I notice you used +4 exposure correction; be aware that when you are set to shutter priority with a fixed ISO, to camera can only open the aperture to allow more light in; IF, as may be the case here, the lens will not open beyond f/5.6, its possible the +4 wont have any effect, or at least less that you expect.

Overall though, an attractive image.


pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2225 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2016 9:08PM
Clever title!

If this was an experiment, what were you experimenting with? Was it the light?
If so, then this is very effective with the light on the single flower, like a star on the top of a Christmas tree, and the touches of light on the leaves are just enough, making them sparkle.

All I would do is crop quite a bit off the left side, as there is nothing of interest there.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2424 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2016 9:22PM
I like this a lot, it's an image that looks beyond the obvious, and it asks viewers to use their imagination. But it's worth looking carefully at Willie's modifications - they show how creative cropping combined with simplifying the background creates a more poetic, elegant result.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1862 England
10 Aug 2016 5:03PM
This has worked, and it's a really attractive subject.

We can possibly give more advice if we know what the experiment was... A first thought is going closer.

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