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To Bee or no Bee ?

By DCopper
From the shoot with Lucy in the Lavender the other night. When looking at the images this one I thought looked good. When doing a little work in Photoshop, I found the Bee ! The question I now ask myself is do I leave it there or clone it out ?

Tags: Bee Lucy Lavender Landscape and travel

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john_starkey 10 2 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2014 8:52PM
The only advice I would give is try again,the image is clearly out of focus,

banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4229 Canada
2 Aug 2014 9:45PM
What Bee?

See mod. Not too sure how you wanted this to end up, - perhaps you applied some blurring, - hard to say.

paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 8:40AM
There is great potential in the original scene, but I do struggle with what you seem to have done. You did use a tripod, didn't you? This really does look like camera movement and any set piece project like this demands a tripod.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1835 England
3 Aug 2014 1:45PM
I think the key here is in the shutter speed: the shot is intended to be blurred, if I am not mistaken. I suspect there is some serious PS-ing going on, too, as well as off-camera flash, looking at the bright areas on the ground. I'd like to know how much manipulation you did...

Possibly a little too busy and complex a set-up? Certainly, the flash has blown the tones in the parasol.

A higher viewpoint, to put Lucy against the lavender, and remove the sky entirely from the shot. It's bright and distracting in the background. My mod clones trees across it, and crops a bit, to get lucy onto the left thirds, and away from the middle of the shot.

A lovely model, and a great location!
DCopper 15 7 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 4:41PM
Hi to you all. Many thanks for you Comments on this shot.
In fact the shot was a burst of the flash to see if the slave unit as Dudler said on the ground fired and checking the ratios etc. It was a hand held shot.

However the "to Bee or not to Bee2 title refers to the bee that has flown into the shot directly under Lucy's hands, and gave her somewhat of a shock.

But looking at this shot time and time again a very odd looking pic, that I think would be difficult to recreate.

Many thanks again for your comments and Dudler I follow you work there all great shots.

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