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08-02-2011, 02:55 AM
Before I finish this wonderful course, iI feel like i have to work on lighting more. Hence, I submit these for CCs. A few months ago I shot this flower and submitted it and MaRK suggested I work with this bloom with light. Well, the park asks that no body pick the flowers, but today, this blossom was falling over and about to fall off the stem. I had no choice but to rescue and shoot it. This is a Matijila Poppy
08-02-2011, 06:30 AM
Well, a few more to complete the series:
Beautiful series. This is such a photogenic flower. I really love the texture that you have captured in the petals in all your shots.
I do like the varied lighting you have tried on these. My favourite in the first series is No. 3. I do like the brighter lighting in this one, and the composition, but also this flower looks 'more happy' in this shot.
To me this flower looks like a happy flower, and I think the shots where it is drooping do not do it as much justice as No. 3.
I love the addition of the water drops in your second series with my favourite I think being No. 2, but they are all lovely.
I am one that generally prefers to see no vase in my shots. I have a few tiny vases that I use for this, and pick a flower preferably with a reasonably long stem when possible, which means I can shoot with stem and all and miss the vase. Mind you, the vase does often fall over :D
I don't mind your vase in your shots, and rather like the one with the water droplets. But the vase is a little cruicked in some which sort of gives me the feeling that the pic is cruicked.
08-06-2011, 04:53 PM
Thank you Kaye, as always. You are the floral expert IMO!!
08-10-2011, 03:07 AM
I liked them all, and like Kaye liked #3 in the first series with the lighting and angle the flower is sitting at. You did a wonderful job with them all.
08-10-2011, 03:36 AM
Nice series Marianne.
1st series. I like the way you can tell that the flower is getting towards the end but you have captured its beuty even as it fades. The folded over leaf says all that to me and adds an informal element that I love.
2nd series. I also love the addition of the water droplets.
I am trying to finish off the course too - been at it a long, long time, off and on of course - it has definitely made me look at my shots differently and I would recommend it to anyone. It's a back to basics journey that we can all enjoy
08-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Thanks! This flower grows in a public garden in my town and I walk by it several times a day! I started the course 10 months ago and am thinking of taking the studio lighting course next!!
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