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Out with Patch this evening down the lake and armed with my Canon G12 I thought I would have a play with flash.
It could well be a marmite image but you have to try different things or it just gets boring.
V2 added as suggested by Ronnie, V3 removing some of the space on the right mentioned by Ed.
Thanks for looking.
Regards. - gary
You'd better be careful flashing in your local park Durb, if you get caught you could end up in big trouble with the rozzers! Don't expect any of your mates on here to pay to get you out on bail, Mikbee will spend all his money in the bookies and on some Tennants Extra from the local Spar shop and Ade will end up spending his on some potent local scrumpy in the Barley Mow and Apple Tree in Bedminster!
Well done Gary, it must have been you I saw in the Park tut tut..Lin
Excellent image Gary, many thanks for your user award, greatly appreciated,
In all seriousness this would look even better if there had been more flowers in the image, I reckon it would have far greater impact and would fill up some of that empty space in the foreground
The flash has worked well in capturing all the detail in the thistle, Gary.
The problem for me is that is this a shot the thistle or a sunset with a thistle for f/g interest......not too sure the two quite work together here, and I feel it might have been better to concentrate on one or the other.........ie. What is the intended focal point.
Cropping the flower down to a square format and allowing it to fill the frame would work better for me.
Quirky and unconventional but it works for me.
As I said just trying something different so thanks Ronnie for being honest and offering some good advice.
I take your point to Ed.
Definitely a different kind of sunset image, like Ronie I am not wholly convinced that both work together, I think V2 works very well.
I see you have the G12 as well now, I was thinking of getting one for taking around with me in places where the big 7D is too obtrusive so will be watching with interest to see what you do with this G12.
full marks from me for trying something else I love to experiment myself... yours really pops out and it give me a fine flash of summer after a grey weekend and a chilly day @ work
Nice sharp image and great clarity.
V2 looks much better boss, the flower looks good against that black background
I prefer the tighter crop of V2 Gary.
And remember to experiment with some close ups
in the macro mode as you can focus down to 1cm on the G12 !!
Thanks for the PM, Gary.
V 2 definitely works for me but I have to say V 3 is actually rather good too, having lost a lot of the empty space in V 1.
So, now I'm torn between V 2 and V3.
V 3 is a big improvement on V 1 IMHO and I am rather drawn towards it.
Gary congratulations on trying something new
I think what you've missed is a border however little to set apart from black overall background.
Your thistle image is excellent. That on it's own with an a border would work perfectly well.
Maybe I'm being too conventional!
nicely done Gary, always good to try different.
Congratulations on you for trying something new - nice one - v3 works best IMHO
All three are very striking, especially V2, but I welcome the additional context as in V1 and V3 - preference just for V3 I think.
I prefer V3 simply for the proportions, and the contained feel. The eye moves up and down cleanly.
I tend to go along with Ed, more flowers would give a less contrived feel. Another evening walk with Patch, methinks...
Good stuff Gary...
Good images of the evening light Gary and going for V3
like the colours..but that is a good sharp shot
Excellent set of images, for me it has to be V2&3
.... and it worked really well! It pops out of the screen!
Excellent set of images, good to try new, v3 for me
If you want to keep the flower and sunset, Gary, I think the flower needs to be set against the top part of the image so that the sky is behind it. This could have been achieved at the time of shooting, or you could use the magic wand to isolate the flower and move it up. A further option would be to mirror either the flower or the sunset so that the top of the flower has even more sky behind it. And I think the vertical format in V3 would be ideal for this.
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