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Tags: Nature Flowers and plants Fowers

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chase Plus
14 1.6k 381 England
19 Jun 2020 6:50PM
Hi Naser and welcome back to ePz and the Critique Gallery.
This image is very small, you can upload much bigger images now, no need to resize.

A very pretty Rose just about to finish flowering, great colour.
The very bright highlights and the right side of the frame are big distractions for me.
I did a mod where I cloned some of the highlights out and cropped to remove some of the other distractions.
I added a little soft focus using Nik Efex just to make the flower a little more prominent in the frame and also to help with the highlights.
I also added a frame to assist with the sizing of this image.

Detail on the Rose looks good, your flash has helped there too I think.

It would be nice if you could let us know what you were aiming for.
Do you like this image ?
Is there anything in particular you would like help with ?

Janet

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19 Jun 2020 7:16PM

Quote:Hi Naser and welcome back to ePz and the Critique Gallery.
This image is very small, you can upload much bigger images now, no need to resize.

A very pretty Rose just about to finish flowering, great colour.
The very bright highlights and the right side of the frame are big distractions for me.
I did a mod where I cloned some of the highlights out and cropped to remove some of the other distractions.
I added a little soft focus using Nik Efex just to make the flower a little more prominent in the frame and also to help with the highlights.
I also added a frame to assist with the sizing of this image.

Detail on the Rose looks good, your flash has helped there too I think.

It would be nice if you could let us know what you were aiming for.
Do you like this image ?
Is there anything in particular you would like help with ?

Janet

Do you like this image ? I like this photo
Thank you for your critique and explanation
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2227 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2020 8:01AM
Hello again from me too.

Janet has covered the main points. This is well taken. I'll just add that the problem for me is the choice of flower - it's well past its best without being 'interestingly' decayed. The brown bits and ragged edges complicate the image, mess with the lines.

My suggestion would be to look for a perfect specimen, or one with a single blemish (the Japanese principle of wabi sabi, incomplete beauty); or alternatively the beauty of a dried, withered rose. This one just looks rather untidy, which does not make for a good image.
Moira
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2140 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2020 3:40PM
Welcome back to the Critique Gallery, Naser, it has been over a year since you visited us here.

I am in total agreement with Moira. Your choice of subject when doing flower photography is of the utmost importance. Of course, the message you are seeking to convey is of importance too. So, if you want to show how a flower still has beauty in age, its age and deterioration should be obvious and extreme, so that your message is understood. Without that sort of obvious message, a dying flower might be seen as being too lazy to find a fresher specimen.

So, can you tell us if you were seeking to convey a message of some sort here? You might be experiencing problems with language, but you can always rely on Google Translate or the like in order to express yourself here in the comments section.

Although you were shooting at mid-day, when the light is strongest, your rose hasn't suffered from any burnt-out areas, probably because the light is behind it. However, that light has rendered your background very bright and distracting, as Janet has pointed out. If possible, fill your background with foliage so that exposure becomes easier to control.

With the back-lighting, I think your rose would have been quite dark, needing some Exposure Compensation, but your use of the flash has helped enormously.

You have positioned your rose in the centre of your frame. This may be the obvious area to have your subject, but it is far more attractive if you can off-centre your flower, with less space behind it and more space in front of it. So here, with your rose facing to the left, you would crop some from the right side. Alternatively, try to get it offset in-camera, focusing on the centre of the rose, setting the focus, repositioning the rose in the frame, then firing.

Pamela.
dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1664 England
20 Jun 2020 10:16PM
I don't have anything much to add to the above: nicely done, though a less-central composition would be good - ideally, one that excludes the bright sky form the background.
21 Jun 2020 8:17PM

Quote:Welcome back to the Critique Gallery, Naser, it has been over a year since you visited us here.

I am in total agreement with Moira. Your choice of subject when doing flower photography is of the utmost importance. Of course, the message you are seeking to convey is of importance too. So, if you want to show how a flower still has beauty in age, its age and deterioration should be obvious and extreme, so that your message is understood. Without that sort of obvious message, a dying flower might be seen as being too lazy to find a fresher specimen.

So, can you tell us if you were seeking to convey a message of some sort here? You might be experiencing problems with language, but you can always rely on Google Translate or the like in order to express yourself here in the comments section.

Although you were shooting at mid-day, when the light is strongest, your rose hasn't suffered from any burnt-out areas, probably because the light is behind it. However, that light has rendered your background very bright and distracting, as Janet has pointed out. If possible, fill your background with foliage so that exposure becomes easier to control.

With the back-lighting, I think your rose would have been quite dark, needing some Exposure Compensation, but your use of the flash has helped enormously.

You have positioned your rose in the centre of your frame. This may be the obvious area to have your subject, but it is far more attractive if you can off-centre your flower, with less space behind it and more space in front of it. So here, with your rose facing to the left, you would crop some from the right side. Alternatively, try to get it offset in-camera, focusing on the centre of the rose, setting the focus, repositioning the rose in the frame, then firing.

Pamela.

My message was that even a dying flower could be beautiful
21 Jun 2020 8:23PM
Thank you for your criticism and guidance, and I hope I can implement them

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