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ardeekay
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Nov 27, 2017 16:26 |  #1

I'm a birder(or so proclaim)and not sure about this realm. My wife noticed the dew on the grasses 1 morning, so I took some shots and just now got around to processing. Do these have any redeeming value? My guess, since no real focal point, they kinda fall flat. Also wondered if I had used a flash(located on west side of house so no sun), I might have brought some sparkle to the droplets.
Any thoughts, comments appreciated. Thank you!

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Nov 27, 2017 16:51 |  #2

The first one, no real focal point. Shows me what the grass was like, but that's about it. Wish we got wet grass. Actually, come to think of it, I wish we had grass outside of the heavily watered lawns.

The second has a subject, but IMO (and this is much more subjective), I think you needed to get the whole length of that blade of grass sharp. Having part of the blade as the 'subject' does not drawn in the eye. That might have required changing position, aperture and/or focus stacking a number of shots with a wide-ish aperture to keep the background blurred. Then the background aught to be 'nice/interesting/arti​stic', preferably not chaotic.

Often on these types of shots one also tries to get something interesting focused/visible in the drops.

As an aside, I don't have the patience for this type of photography. I can wait hours for a sunrise/sunset or and animal, but staring at grass for 2 hours trying to find a 'perfect' composition will drive me nuts. And as with any type of photography, getting the really 'good' shot takes either a lot of luck, or a lot of effort.


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Nov 28, 2017 05:31 as a reply to ejenner's post |  #3

Thank you for your input. Kinda confirms my thoughts. The idea of the whole blade in focus in #2 is interesting, but don't believe I'll play around with the concept. Like you, not really into this sort of thing.
Thank you again. R


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