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Golden tones

By ColleenA
Good morning.....
Thank you for all your support....and to Richard ( Dickspicks ) for his UA, really chuffed.
I had a wonderful weekend at the Bootcamp , the weather didn't play it's part, mostly cloudy and very windy. After 2 days I came away with a different viewpoint to nature. He started off by quoting Ansel Adams..."Their are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs"
He taught us a lot about Composition and that you should study your subject in detail otherwise your image will lack punch. To have the insight to notice and use all the elements in the scene in your viewfinder is the difference between a masterpiece and the bin.
He also taught us a lot about simplicity and negative space, as well as perspective.... but the thing that impressed me most is the way he looks at light......the single most important ingredient in just about every award winning image is the nature and quality of light. He taught us a lot about exposure and how and when to over or under expose. He also pushed us to set up the composition at the time and not to rely on cropping afterwards.
He taught us that images should tell a story, a good story teller knows what to include and what to leave out. Its all about making not taking good images....GrinGrinGrin
The above image was taken with all the above things in mind.......
Have a nice day

Tags: Flowers and plants

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Comments


lesliea 6 2 Australia
30 Sep 2013 4:24AM
Beautiful image Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
30 Sep 2013 4:38AM
Excellent flower study with beautiful back ground.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
30 Sep 2013 4:43AM
Morning Colleen !! Great to 'see 'you up and about so early Smile It sounds as if you have learned a lot and thanx for sharing some of your insights !! An excellent image this one !!
jaktis 12 84 Sweden
30 Sep 2013 5:31AM
Spot on

Peter
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
30 Sep 2013 5:56AM
It sounds like you learnt a lot from your weekend, Colleen, and this beautiful image shows it Smile What glorious light you have captured this bloom in, just perfect in every way. Carol
30 Sep 2013 6:02AM
An eventful weekend indeed.
Beautifully composed picture this morning, Colleen.
Shortlisted.
stuart1963 4 272 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 6:06AM
Beautiful image Colleen,the flower stands out wellGrinGrin
The background goes well with this excellent captured flower. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
30 Sep 2013 6:31AM
Seems like 2 days well spent Colleen and a lovely image as well. Some wise words there as well.

Andy
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
30 Sep 2013 6:47AM
Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. In this case it was through the lens of your camera.
A lovely image, well taken. Nice work.

Dave.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:05AM
Beautiful image Smile

Eileen
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:13AM
Sounds like your weekend was one of the best for a while!
You have obviously listened and learned well - a beautiful and brilliant image! Smile

Carol
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:15AM
As he said Colleen simplicity, a great imageSmile


Cliff
kel55 4 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:17AM
Fantastic shot Colleen
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:19AM
Sounds like you had a great time and picked up some very handy tips. Your image is beautiful.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:37AM
Some great tips from Bootcamp, and by the looks of things you have put them straight into practice. A most impressive image, very well observed, composed, expoised and captured with great colour and loads of beauty and char, Coleen

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:39AM
Ansel Adams..."Their are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs"

Hooray for them featuring this key principle. Sounds like it was a great course and this lovely image is evidence of that.
30 Sep 2013 7:40AM
Excellent capture Colleen and a great presentation.
Effrossini
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
30 Sep 2013 7:41AM
You have certainly put what you learnt into practice with this simple but effective composition.

Albert
30 Sep 2013 7:43AM
Very lovely. Do like the tones in this image. Well presented with the key-line.

Lavina
30 Sep 2013 7:47AM
Thanks for your sharing of what you were taught, also the capture is excellent !
Chen
30 Sep 2013 7:50AM
Saw an exhibition of Adams work and was pleasantly surprised to see how he changed images in the processing room.
This really is a beauty you have used your newknowledge well.
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 8:25AM
A stunning image Colleen
Jim
CaroleS Plus
6 421 3 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 9:48AM
Such a good composition and it does have impactSmile
30 Sep 2013 10:00AM
Just loved reading about your boot camp Colleen, sounds like a thoroughly enjoyable day, you have put it all into practice, this is a truly beautiful image Smile
30 Sep 2013 10:01AM
Simply stunning, Colleen!

Richard
30 Sep 2013 10:10AM

Quote:Ansel Adams..."Their are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs"

Hooray for them featuring this key principle. Sounds like it was a great course and this lovely image is evidence of that.



could not agree more Lynne has hit it on the head

Happy New Week

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 11:41AM
I've use an Ansel Adams quote before at our club an I'll be using this one too - thank you very much for sharing the knowledge you gained.
Here you have used quality light, negative space, simplicity and good composition and the result is a beautiful image.
More lessons please and more images like this please.
KateGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
30 Sep 2013 12:23PM
A very lovely image, Colleen, and this is definitely a masterpiece Smile
Trev Smile
30 Sep 2013 12:45PM
Simply perfect.....

Jenny Smile
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
30 Sep 2013 12:48PM

Quote:Simply perfect.....

Jenny Smile



Couldn't agree more.
Ty
that is one great image.

billy
HSTONEY222 8 20 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 1:59PM
This is a well sought out picture of a single flower, and for it's composition and back ground
well done on your reward.

Howard.SmileSmileSmileSmile
30 Sep 2013 2:06PM
Beautiful Colleen..Lin
30 Sep 2013 2:38PM
A cute comp. It is 7 Pm in India, what is your time. I Know U r in the desk.
Quoise Plus
3 725 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 2:47PM
Gorgeous image Colleen SmileSmile
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
30 Sep 2013 2:53PM
You've given us a lot to think about Colleen and so many helpful tips. Also given us a very excellent image to look at.Smile
Joan.
myrab 10 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 3:10PM
Fabulous Colleen, love it.

Myra
30 Sep 2013 3:55PM
Beautiful image
30 Sep 2013 3:55PM
Superb capture, Colleen!
George
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
30 Sep 2013 4:21PM
A superbly simple image.
30 Sep 2013 4:49PM
Very beautiful and sunny ! Yes, and an exciting composition,maybe this is "simplicity and negative space" ? Excellent in anycase !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 302 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 4:57PM
What a stunning image Colleen , well done.
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:07PM
Stunning Colleen , you were clearly an A grade student WinkWinkWink

Ali GrinGrin
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:15PM
Sometimes the simple images are the best ones, I like this a lot!Grin
Ryan
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:20PM
Success!Smile

ivor
30 Sep 2013 5:39PM
A superb image Colleen SmileSmileSmile
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 6:11PM
Spot on Colleen, I am going to try and follow you to learn more.
Brian
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
30 Sep 2013 6:13PM
Class Colleen!! Great work!!
Trev_B 9 148 68 England
30 Sep 2013 6:28PM
I think is work is done... super and congratulations on all of your awards.

Trev
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Sep 2013 7:16PM
Can't see any negative space here... only a lot of positive.
PS the food @ Waneedas is hot and intense. all fresh and marvellous.
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
30 Sep 2013 7:17PM
Sounds like my kind of food Annette...thanks for letting me know
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
30 Sep 2013 7:36PM
Sounds like a verry interesting week end and that you've had a great time,
And you've uploaded a Brilliant image today with lovely ,detail,light and cololurSmile
NettaSmile
EG 7 22 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:39PM
Not that you need me to say but great shot
scrimmy Plus
7 388 5 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 7:40PM
great colours and background
30 Sep 2013 8:16PM
Superb Colleen, a stunning image GrinGrin

Kathryn
30 Sep 2013 8:38PM
It is lovely Colleen. You must be so pleased. Cathy
30 Sep 2013 9:42PM
Lovely shot Colleen, and thanks for sharing what you learnt. I'm not going to be able to take it all in, but I do like the idea of the 'rule book' going out the window, as that's what usually happens in my case (not necessarily for the better, but mainly because I don't know the rules anyway)!!!
Colleen, I would say thos ios one of the best sinle flower images I have ever seen. It's a stunning composition with fantastic colour contrast. Beautiful.

Brian J.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 11:50PM
Sounds a very worthwhile class for you Colleen.
And his tips put well into practice here !!
Super shot.
Mick.
CHRISB911 10 54 1
1 Oct 2013 8:54AM
very well done
cornishchris
BarbaraR Plus
10 16 1 England
2 Oct 2013 12:47PM
This is very lovely indeed.
Congrats on all the deserved accolades.

B.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
2 Oct 2013 6:53PM
A beautiful floral image Colleen it looks like you have learnt well.
Flykt 4 Sweden
4 Oct 2013 11:08AM
Very beautiful! Great work!
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
7 Oct 2013 8:45PM
Beautiful image Colleen.
Ant.
Ayoob 5 Australia
12 Oct 2013 7:27AM
GORGEOUS !!!!GrinGrinGrin
Potra 3 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 4:42AM
Perfect.
M

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