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Jul 24, 2009 10:04 |  #1

Here are a couple of water lily shots that I took at Mercer Arboretum in Houston. The first one was photoshopped to bring out the color and darkened the background. The second one was lightly touched. These are of two different lilies. Let me know what you think.


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Jul 24, 2009 10:11 |  #2

First one doesn't do the flower justice for me.

Second, I feel the crop is too tight?


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Jul 24, 2009 10:49 |  #3

Can you elaborate on the first? What do you mean by "doesn't do the flower justice"?
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Jul 24, 2009 10:54 as a reply to  @ hungt23's post |  #4

The saturation is just too much for me.lilies aren't that vibrant at the best of times.it really overpowers the flower itself..can you post the unedited one?


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Jul 24, 2009 10:57 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #5

The blue lily resembles Perry's Blue Heaven, and although it is a rich blue, it isn't neon blue, and the center is a soft yellow and purple.

Second looks like Panama Pacific.


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Jul 24, 2009 10:59 |  #6

I will have to dig through my stuffs to find the original.
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Jul 24, 2009 12:48 |  #7

i agree that the first is just a little too vibrant for me - especially with the black background.

for composition on both, look into the golden ratios and see if you can crop to meet them, might improve the flow a little more


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Jul 24, 2009 13:03 |  #8

When you say "golden ratios", you meant in Photoshop, correct? Sorry for the newbie question.




  
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Jul 24, 2009 13:04 |  #9

Thanks NaiohT.




  
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