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06-23-2011, 04:04 AM
More work with natural light!! Used 2 different roses.
All are AP mode, shot on tripod at f5.6, ISO100
1. 1.3 sec 105mm
2. 1/2 sec 80mm
3. 1.6 sec 75 mm
06-23-2011, 05:30 AM
They just keep getting better. #2 is my fav, the way the light refelcts and the sharpness.
Keep it up!
06-23-2011, 06:38 AM
Beautiful, Marianne. I love the softness in #1 and how the rose fills almost the entire frame. I like the lighting in all three but that side lighting in #2 is particularly nice.
06-23-2011, 07:59 AM
Randy and Eddie, thanks so much for taking the time to look and comment. Your input means a lot !
Really beautiful Rose series Marianne. I do particularly love No. 2 for the lighting, composition and the nice detail in the petals. Did you use one of your made diffusers for this?
I also like the near full frame effect and softness in No. 1, but personally I am not as keen on your composition in the last with lots of empty area.
06-23-2011, 03:25 PM
Kaye, Thanks for the comments. I used a piece of printer paper to diffuse this! I am attaching a cropped version of #3, as I see what you mean about the empty space. I believe it should have filled the frame more than I did. Thanks for the advice!
06-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Great work Marianne! It is so fun to see the effect of playing with light. I really love the softness, and detail in the 2nd. Looking forward to more!
06-24-2011, 02:05 AM
Lovely Marianne #2 is definitely my favourite, so deliacate and soft.
06-24-2011, 03:31 PM
Hi Marianne and…WOW… nice shots. I like how your experiments are going and the results you are getting. I won’t pick a favourite as I see so much I like in each of them.
If you have the flower next to a window…say on a table or something similar, If you feel it is still a little bright….just move the flower a bit more away from the window, this may only be a foot or so, but this will just keep you from having any chance of blown highlights. Shot two is boarder line with this at the petal tips…it now comes down to fine tuning and your own judgment on how much to take it farther from the window. Your judgment and skill will now determine the final out come.
When you move it a bit more from the light, you may feel it starts to get a bit dark on the other side, well if you do feel this, just use the piece white paper to bounce some of that light back on to the shaded side and this will counter that.
I think you show a marked improvement with these experiments, Marianne.
I hope you continue with them, the more you do, the more you will begin to understand what is required and become more confident in setting up the shot and nailing it first time with minimal number of shots.
I think you show a more imaginative way in shot 3 and I would never dismiss that one for a crop version…you already have the close up in the first shot anyway.
I would be tempted to crop only the top off this shot, this would take out the black area at the top and bring the heart of the rose right in to a hot spot zone.
You have said to me on many occasions about turning a shot into a card or gift tags etc…this shot is absolutely right for this, and is just ready for you to add some words on the right hand side.
Keep it going Marianne…you are doing so well with what you are doing.
06-24-2011, 09:12 PM
Mark, thanks so much for your very kind review and additional advice. You are my lighting guru!!
06-25-2011, 02:16 AM
These are really nice shots. Striking colors.
06-25-2011, 12:51 PM
Hi Marianne I have been following your lighting threads and the improvement is sooo noticeable. I love these shots and the beautiful colour pink you have captured. I agree with Mark #3 will make a wonderful card. I now make all my own cards and this is just the type of composition that looks great with a message.
Also thanks to Mark for all the advice on lighting which I have been following with a great deal of interest - & to you Marianne for these threads.
09-05-2011, 01:35 PM
I love these shots and the beautiful colour pink you have captured. I agree with Mark #3 will make a wonderful card. I now make all my own cards and this is just the type of composition that looks great with a message.
I agree wholeheartedly! I think that they are great shots and the color is fantastic! I would really like to know what kind or type of roses they are. Do you know, or can still remember? I want to know because I recently received a flower delivery of Rosa gr aqua roses and they look awfully similar.
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