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Heart of Nature

By EmzLou1980
One of my shots for my assignment on composition and rule of 3rds

As always any thoughts advice critique welcome

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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beautifuly taken, well done!
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
11 May 2010 1:44PM
Hi Emma. This is quite an appealing photo with many things to like - background is nicely blurred and the exposure seems OK.

The only thing I would say is that the flowers don't quite jump out at you. To this end, in the mod I've uploaded, I've increased contrast via a curves adjustment, applied a slight positive gamma correction and sharpened slightly. See what you think - hope it helps. Smile
EmzLou1980 11 279 Scotland
11 May 2010 1:56PM
Perfect, I understand and thankyou Smile
EmzLou1980 11 279 Scotland
11 May 2010 2:08PM
Added a v2
ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 4:20PM
As Carabosse says the "classic" shot has the flowers jumping out more...I have tried to do this in a mod by increasing Sat and Contrast and blurred out with the clone tool some of the distracting spare petals/stems/flowers.

paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
12 May 2010 4:57PM
Generally quite nicely done, but a couple of points. You must remove those background blurred coloured blobs - these distract a lot.

If this is a shot to illustrate rule of thirds, I would argue. It is a shot of three flowers, but one is in the middle and the other two - nearly - on the bottom left and right thirds.

Normally you would expect one dominent subject point, and that would be on one of the four third points.

However, forget the rule of thirds here, as it works quite well as it is compositionally.


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