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life goes on...

By unk001  
Since my sergey nearly three years ago I havent got out much...Its been awhile since I uploaded a photo...The last few days I have just sat in my backyard and watched the light... this morning I was getting into the moment and the light and these two flowers got my attention...after about 20 exposures and a little lightroom post production work this is what I came up with...enjoy...c

PS in June I will be moving a little closer to England...Just this side of the pond... on the coast of Maine.

Tags: Flowers and plants New and old

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dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
7 May 2017 7:33PM
Watching the light is an underrated pastime: I reckon that good landscape togs do it a lot, waiting for the right moment, then pouncing. I've occasionally spent a few hours sitting watching the sun go round and the weather come across: rewarding: 'slow life' for a beginner.

And you have time to notice things...

Technically pretty sound - could do with a touch of lightening, but it's not far off, and minus compensation was right for a dark background.

Decently sharp, too. And there are the two stages of blooming to muse on.

Maine - will you get weather there? (My strong impression is that Arizona has climate, rather than daily weather variations...)

Nice work, Charles. Looking forward to the next post. Don't leave it so long this time!

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pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2099 United Kingdom
8 May 2017 6:27PM
It's good to see you in the Critique Gallery again, Charles.
You should sit in your backyard more often and watch the light because you have captured a beautiful rose here.

I unfortunately don't like the dead iris being included in the frame. I can see why you would want to have the iris and the rose together, for the "life goes on" idea in your title, but my eye is flitting from rose to iris, from iris to rose, one of which is beautifully bright and cheery, the other being sad and droopy. Maybe if they were closer together, the contrast of dead and alive would be more acceptable.

So in my modification I cropped to remove the iris and give the lovely yellow rose a square frame. I then brightened the image and did a little Levels adjustment. I removed a few leaes and the bud behind the rose, for a less fussy finish.


PS: Did you notice the little fly just underneath the rose?
unk001 5
9 May 2017 1:09AM
I did notice the fly when I was working on the image...Wink I do like your mod and and your Need for "less fussiness".
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
9 May 2017 8:03PM
Nothing to add to Pamela. The dead bloom is extremely insistent on the eye and not needed.

unk001 5
9 May 2017 9:47PM
I was wondering when you would chime in Paul... the dead bloom is the point of the title. but thanks for your input as always... c
dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
10 May 2017 10:35AM
Looking at it that way, there's a curve up through the dead bloom and round to the live one... I wonder if there's a way to emphasise that, maybe with some dodging and burning...

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