PESO: Floating Too
Daniel J. Matyola
danmatyola at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 13:33:33 EDT 2017
Thanks, Larry. I appreciate your suggestions.
They are cropped, but not dramatically I have tried several flowers, and
am indeed contemplating a series. I like the relative flatness of the
images because I was thinking of them as abstracts, but trying some
lighting effect to vary the appearance of the blossoms is a great idea.
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
> Daniel J. Matyola wrote:
>> Another abstract of a blossom floating in our swimming pool:
>> K-5 IIs. FA 100 mm F 2.8 Macro
>> Comments and criticisms are invited.
> Even nicer than the previous one. Brilliant idea using the pool as a
> background, it works perfectly. My one quibble is that having lots more
> space to the left of the flower than below it is just a little
> disconcerting to my eye. I do like how the stamen/pistil(?) is lined up
> right in the diagonal. Even so, it might be worth at least trying trimming
> from the left and top so that the space on the left is the same or 1.5
> times the space underneath. That would also have the advantage of making
> the flower larger in the picture.
> How tight of a crop is it already? If you have lots of space on either
> side to work with, once it's repositioned, you could try rotating it.
> In any case, I love the background, you could do a whole series like
> this. If you do, maybe try shooting with a speedlight from the side to get
> a little more shape and definition on the flower.
>> Dan Matyola
> Larry Colen lrc at red4est.com (postbox on min4est) http://red4est.com/lrc
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