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May 12, 2010 10:22 |  #1

I struggled with the idea of any sort of selective coloring. Too overprocessed? I usually prefer a little more 'from the camera' look. What do you think?

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May 12, 2010 11:48 |  #2

I probably wouldn't have realized this was selectively de-saturated if you hadn't said it was, so I don't think you went overboard.


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May 12, 2010 11:57 |  #3

Same here. My first thought was "wow, that's unusual to see one flower so alive when the rest are so far beyond dead"... I think it looks good.


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May 12, 2010 14:09 |  #4

it's gorgeous and it really tells a story. Good job!


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May 12, 2010 14:20 |  #5

Thank you for the compliments :-)


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May 12, 2010 15:39 |  #6

more contrast, a tad more saturation, and selective sharpening will get you a lot better photo.


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May 12, 2010 15:42 as a reply to  @ js09's post |  #7

for me, a crop would get the flower out of center.but honestly.all the deadheads don't appeal to me...they take up alot of the foreground, leaving a blur..I would have been tempted to take it from the opposite perspective, with the flower facing the camera..you did get the focus on the azalea nicely.


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May 12, 2010 16:41 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #8

A good title for this picture is "Late For The Party".


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May 12, 2010 17:04 |  #9

bruceq wrote in post #10169555 (external link)
A good title for this picture is "Late For The Party".

OMG, that's perfect!


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May 12, 2010 17:06 |  #10

Flo wrote in post #10169197 (external link)
for me, a crop would get the flower out of center.but honestly.all the deadheads don't appeal to me...they take up alot of the foreground, leaving a blur..I would have been tempted to take it from the opposite perspective, with the flower facing the camera..you did get the focus on the azalea nicely.

I was going to try for that but there was another azalea bush right in the way. I probably could have gotten the camera in there somehow but I opted to take the easy route. That's probably part of my problem in photography. :D


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May 13, 2010 12:55 |  #11

emmaceleste wrote in post #10167802 (external link)
Same here. My first thought was "wow, that's unusual to see one flower so alive when the rest are so far beyond dead"... I think it looks good.

^^ My thoughts exactly. Great shot!




  
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May 13, 2010 18:04 |  #12

Flo wrote in post #10169197 (external link)
for me, a crop would get the flower out of center.but honestly.all the deadheads don't appeal to me...they take up alot of the foreground, leaving a blur..I would have been tempted to take it from the opposite perspective, with the flower facing the camera..you did get the focus on the azalea nicely.

I'm not crazy about the deadheads either. I see what you're going for, but it just doesn't do anything for me. It looks like your getting some good compliments from others though so good job there.

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May 13, 2010 18:58 |  #13

bruceq wrote in post #10169555 (external link)
A good title for this picture is "Late For The Party".

I agree with Scooby... It's the perfect title!!


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May 14, 2010 00:14 |  #14

jack5150 wrote in post #10176475 (external link)
I agree with Scooby... It's the perfect title!!

without a great shot, the title is moot.


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