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what's in a name???

By Anima  
scented rose

Tags: Flowers and plants

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graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2009 5:41PM
I think it is fine ,,In fact i like it

But lets see what others say Smile
Techno Plus
12 6.0k 8 England
3 Jun 2009 6:11PM
Excellent capture, scented, well will have to take your word for it, my scent detector has failed. lol..

conrad 16 10.9k 116
3 Jun 2009 8:26PM
Good-looking rose, Stefania - an English rose by David Austin? Certainly looks like it. Beautiful thing - one of those that almost resemble a peony or camelia, lovely flower.

I must say that I would have expected a different composition from you - you have such a varied portfolio, full of pictures with creative compositions. And yet this rose was put slap bang in the middle of this image, a very straightforward shot. Undoubtedly on purpose, and maybe you have your reasons for that. But I think I would have gone for a somewhat different composition if it had been mine.

In showing you alternatives, I can of course only work with what you've supplied, so I've made a mod with a crop. I think I would have been inclined to leave out the background, so my crop reflects that. Also, I thought it might be a good idea to make the crop uneven, so if you could have called the image symmetrical at all before, you can't anymore after the crop.

And in a second mod I hope to show you that de-saturating the image somewhat and playing around with the hue a bit can still make a nice picture, but now the shapes and lines of the flower are more important and the colour isn't.

Just some ideas. Not that there was anything really wrong with your image, because there wasn't. Well exposed and with good dof. I just wanted to show some alternatives.
Anima 11 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2009 8:58PM
Thanks Conrad
I have lots of images of the same rose, which are asymmetrical and have different composition. As you suggest, I had my reasons for placing it in the middle. I just wanted to try it and see if it's pleasing to the eye, despite breaking the "rules" of composition.
I like the desaturated mod as it's more about the shapes than the colours. Thanks for your comments

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