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07/06/2006 08:08:35 AM · #1
As I am a newbe i am not nearly good enough to even think of entering a challenge. but I took this pic (no retouching at all) and really liked it

purple flower

Message edited by author 2006-07-06 08:09:03.
07/06/2006 08:14:33 AM · #2
i woulda just entered it.

07/06/2006 08:15:08 AM · #3
Softness of the background is quite nice, however... (there's always an however ;o))

1) As a centered composition the image is quite static. Though not always the case, off centered subjects making use of diagonals are more dynamic.

2) The focus on the flower is a bit soft. The top of the stamen is out of focus. For such a direct shot having the entire stamen in focus I think would work better.

3) Lighting is a little flat. I know you're dealing with mother nature. Try shooting again when there's some soft side lighting to bring out the detail. Backlighting is another choice for flowers. It can usually make any object glow.
07/06/2006 08:22:02 AM · #4
What cpanaioti said. Also, try a square crop, which might improve it.
07/06/2006 09:38:30 AM · #5
joining challenges isn't about being good enough. It's about learning and having fun.

I would have entered it also.

I think a tighter crop and brighten it up a bit and it would be very nice.
07/06/2006 10:02:56 AM · #6
I think it's a nice image. You could improve the overall image by simple curves adjustments in Photoshop. The center weighted composition can work, and I think does in this case (centered subjects "can" work well when they radiate from the center). A square crop may sell it a little better though.

Like missinseattle said... "joining challenges isn't about being good enough. It's about learning and having fun."

The world isn't going to come to a crashing halt if you don't score well.

*edited for poor spelling...

Message edited by author 2006-07-06 10:03:55.
07/06/2006 10:07:19 AM · #7
If you like a photo that you take. Enter it, Ya never know who is going to like it or how many people will. It is always interesting to hear what people have to say.
07/06/2006 10:10:55 AM · #8
I think that the picture is great. It would have easily scored in the top half IMO. You should start entering challenges cos I think it would boost your confidence.
07/07/2006 08:11:51 AM · #9
thank you all
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