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May 12, 2019 20:46 |  #12061

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I am a little rusty, so I'd love some c&c as well :)

I don't mind the trees, and I love the concept of rendering a sunset background OOF...but when you do that you need to make sure, at least IMO, that the foreground subject is clear, sharp and prominent...I am left wondering which of these flowers or almost flower is your subject, some are in focus, most are not, and the ones that are in focus seem to be facing away...just something that I think about when shooting images like this, make the subject clear and prominent in the frame.


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May 13, 2019 02:00 |  #12062

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I don't mind the trees, and I love the concept of rendering a sunset background OOF...but when you do that you need to make sure, at least IMO, that the foreground subject is clear, sharp and prominent...I am left wondering which of these flowers or almost flower is your subject, some are in focus, most are not, and the ones that are in focus seem to be facing away...just something that I think about when shooting images like this, make the subject clear and prominent in the frame.

First of all thanks :)

since the flowers were scattered and not in a "bouquet" (or close together) should I have used a smaller aperture?


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May 13, 2019 06:20 as a reply to  @ post 18860206 |  #12063

Lovely shot!




  
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May 13, 2019 08:13 |  #12064

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First of all thanks :)

since the flowers were scattered and not in a "bouquet" (or close together) should I have used a smaller aperture?

I would say find one that sticks out or presents itself to suit the composition, and focus on that one, and then let the rest fall out of focus. It helps create a clear subject.


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May 13, 2019 09:35 |  #12065

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May 16, 2019 03:10 |  #12067

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May 16, 2019 13:55 |  #12068

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May 19, 2019 03:33 |  #12070

we have smoke everywhere tonight from controlled burn-offs


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May 19, 2019 03:53 |  #12071

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Nice shot Richard but I think it could do with some tonal compression to bring out some detail in the foreground.

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P.S. This would have been more effective with the original RAW

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May 19, 2019 04:12 as a reply to  @ Stiga's post |  #12072

Thanks Martin, appreciate your input
Agree. I'm not big on processing. Probably shows  :p
Also gave Raw a go when I first went Olympus but gave up as I was generally happy with jpegs from the camera. Generally ie.

EDIT: actually that original does look very ordinary!!!  :p
Lesson to self! I played around with my jpeg but can't improve on yours :rolleyes:
This is my lame attempt before the sky took off and I lost colour there


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May 19, 2019 13:30 |  #12073

avondale87 wrote in post #18863795 (external link)
Thanks Martin, appreciate your input
Agree. I'm not big on processing. Probably shows  :p
Also gave Raw a go when I first went Olympus but gave up as I was generally happy with jpegs from the camera. Generally ie.

EDIT: actually that original does look very ordinary!!!  :p
Lesson to self! I played around with my jpeg but can't improve on yours :rolleyes:
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Your edited version is much better :-) Glad you rose to the challenge, richard!


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May 21, 2019 21:30 |  #12074

somewhere in wisconsin

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May 21, 2019 23:04 |  #12075

North of Iceland :)

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