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  • Different Snowdrop Shot

    I posted this on the Olympus UK E-System User Group, but thought I would see what those of you who don't use that site think?
    Poor weather led to boredom and the need for something different:



    Thanks for looking
    Iain

    E-M5 II, 9-18, 12-40, 17, 40-150, 45, 60, 100-400

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  • #2
    Re: Different Snowdrop Shot

    The image is indeed rich and very well done but my sensibilities are perhaps a bit different than most. The flower has been 'killed' to make the photo and so by loses some of the sparkle compared to a growing flower, one of the reasons I like water visible on a flower as it is not only an interesting element but an indicator of health. Perhaps rotating the image so it appears to be growing along a wall rather than lying on a floor will give an idea of what I mean...
    "Stef" E-620 and stuff...

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    • #3
      Re: Different Snowdrop Shot

      Hi Iain -

      I do look in on e-group often as it is such an informative site.

      I do like the way you have displayed your image.
      I don't do critique, but I feel the right hand petal a tad soft on its edge.

      Having said that, overall, I like it very much.

      Regards. Barr1e

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      • #4
        Re: Different Snowdrop Shot

        Originally posted by West Arm Rider View Post
        ...The flower has been 'killed' to make the photo and so by loses some of the sparkle compared to a growing flower, one of the reasons I like water visible on a flower as it is not only an interesting element but an indicator of health. Perhaps rotating the image so it appears to be growing along a wall rather than lying on a floor will give an idea of what I mean...
        You are correct a flower was harmed in the making of this photograph as were a few others that are still in a vase in the living room, so if I get the chance I will try a different composition.

        Originally posted by Barr1e View Post
        ...I don't do critique, but I feel the right hand petal a tad soft on its edge.
        Regards. Barr1e
        I see what you mean Barr1e, there is scope for increasing the DoF in a future attempt.

        Thanks for the feedback guys.
        Iain

        E-M5 II, 9-18, 12-40, 17, 40-150, 45, 60, 100-400

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        • #5
          Re: Different Snowdrop Shot

          Iain... no, no the picture doesn't need a different composition and perhaps I came off sounding like a reverse Vegan. Killing plants is a hobby of mine... I walk on the grass always and put turnips in my stew . Its I guess more in the vane (vase?) of when you take people away from a customary viewpoint it has an effect. A flower lying on its side is not a traditional view of a flower, they are usually viewed pointed up while a turnip sitting on a table is just as "dead" but looks good because we see them like that all the time. I found rotating the view on your shot to put the "floor" on the left side provided a different perspective which I liked better without changing the original details in the image at all...
          "Stef" E-620 and stuff...

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          • #6
            Re: Different Snowdrop Shot

            Oh, I see what you mean Stef
            Iain

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            • #7
              Re: Different Snowdrop Shot

              The petals make me think of prawn crackers..... i feel hungry now :P

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