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09-22-2011, 09:47 PM
I saw a greeting card with a similar shot. I liked it and am working on getting it right. I know I still need to work on it but would appreciate any cc's. Thanks!
09-23-2011, 05:46 AM
Hi Marianne, I like what you did here. Beautiful shot. What lighting did you use? Love the contrast of the stems and the color of the daisies that still stands out on the white back ground. Well done.
09-23-2011, 01:35 PM
this is very nice- I like the translucence quality to it. But I think some experimentation might make it better:
1. the bottom of the vase is cut off, I'd give it a bit more room
2. the shots seems a bit underexposed to me- lots of gray but a bit more contrast so that the petals are whiter might be better.
that's my 2 cents and feel free to totally reject if it's not what you are going for. ;)
This is a lovely shot. I have looked at it a few times trying to decide what I think could improve it. You probably have a view in your mind (from the card you saw) of what you want this to be.
I must agree with Bambe about the vase being cut off at the bottom, and feel it would look better set back a little.
I quite like the partial silhouette effect of the stems.
Now for the colour/exposure: As the flowers/petals are probably not naturally really white?? and have shadows under the petals, I feel it may not work to whiten the petals, but to lighten the background quite a bit for more contrast.
There are probably so many ideas to play with here, and my ideas many not fit in with what you envisage, but sometimes others' ideas can trigger more of your own.
I could perhaps image this or a similar shot in a very soft sepia.
Another thought I had was a drop of food colouring in the water??
09-24-2011, 05:03 PM
Hi Marianne I really like this idea of yours & the crossed stems makes a nice composition. I agree about the space at the bottom & am also wondering if you used some processing on the flowers. They seem to be softly focused which might be the effect you are going for. Also from a composition POV you might think of trying one of the flowers twisted a bit to face you giving a slightly different perspective to each flower. However you might want to go for the symmetry that you have now. Nice idea and worth playing around with.
09-24-2011, 09:33 PM
Tenny, Bambe, Kaye and Shirley,
thanks for your input! I took multiple shots of this in both black and ivory backgrounds, and different positions. I have been doing a lot of different PP that I don't remember what did on this particular one. I think I may go start over with the RAW files and pay more attention to what I am doing. Maybe take notes, too. Thanks for your comments!
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