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Lilac Joy

By Russell_Charles
I tried different frames and effects but it portrays what I wanted without. My intention was the get the centre of the flower close to a thirds intersection. Crop tightly to focus attention and in a limited area left give the impression the petals were like floating silk. OMG those who know me will know this is the talk of a sleep deprived man lol

For information.
Tri-pod mounted, narrow aperture of f/20 on a timer of 2 seconds to prevent any movement, although an electronic or cable operation control would do. Two constant light sources and a silver reflector from above to make use of any reflective light. White balance on camera set to flash (but you must concentrate on correct white balance} very slight adjustment to levels and colour curves in PS. Oh shot against blue background.

Honest feed back always appreciated as I am hitting a wall. Wish I had listened more in art class.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digital art Flash and lighting

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bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 7:21AM
Looks fine to me Russell a good shot.

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 8:48AM

Quote:Looks fine to me Russell a good shot.

'Don't be so tough on yourself?"

Regards Nathan
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Aug 2012 8:50AM
Honest critique... the yellow looks a little dull, and the centre is on a vertical third but is more central on the horizontal. On the plus side, floating silk is exactly what I thought of, the purple does seem to work extremely well against the blue, and I do like the close crop. Probably sacrilege, but I never worry about the WB. Shoot in Raw and adjust in PS to get the best/most pleasing effect (the less I have to worry about, the more important I might get right!!)

12 Aug 2012 9:13AM
Thanks all for your comments, Nathan and Dave as always appreciated. Memory is getting harder with each long day...
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 11:52AM
To think I used to just point and shoot!
Russell you are worrying way too much.
It is a lovely image with the feel of floating silk.
The turquoise blue is complimentary to the lilac.
Dave is right about the yellow though.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 1:24PM
Wonderful image Russell, luv the composition and the colours are awesome, detail and dof spot on.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 1:45PM
looks beautiful to me & a ton of work put in...well done.


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