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07/05/2007 11:41:58 PM · #1
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So I redid it.

Now, the only comments I got on the entry were about the flower being out of focus, but I want to know more.

So, now that the flowers are in focus, is anyone willing to tell me what else I can do to improve a photograph like this?

Or tell me why it sucks. Either one.
07/05/2007 11:55:05 PM · #2
Hi! I didn't see this first time around, but I think your new version is much more interesting. I do prefer the focus on the flower, but more so I prefer the lighting & the three flowers on the latest. Great job!
07/06/2007 12:40:44 AM · #3
Yeah... I too think this shot is much better than the other. I went back and looked at the original and saw nothing really wrong with it, but it didn't grab me or give me any sense of 'feeling' for the shot. When I came back to this shot...it jumped out at me.

I think that in the original, making yourself the main object by focusing on you destroyed the overall feeling of balance. Being right up front, the flower captured our attention and then we saw you in the background. Okay... that is what the second one does too, but in the 2nd, our eyes are grabbed by the flowers and we can see a nice shot and...thennnn... we see you in the background and after looking at you we can see the feeling you have, and the being alone. Second one is a much better picture, Joe.

And, I wondered why you seemed to stage the shot in the road instead of alongside the road or completely off the road. And then I saw the texture of the rocks, the colors of the rocks in the road that sort of connected the flowers and you... and I understood.

The only other thing I might of changed is maybe a little tighter cropping. I think the brightness of the sky takes away from the overall affect of the photo. Maybe if you were to crop the top down a little more and eliminate most of the open sky, it might look better.

I think this one would have scored you higher, Joe, if not getting you a ribbon. And it is so nice to see that you are still trying to improve on your photography. You got a hell of a lot of potential there, Kiddo!!!
07/07/2007 03:01:27 AM · #4
LOL. I will /never/ ribbon. =/

But that was very, very helpful.
See, I got these people to use the second one on their graphics site.
I didn't get anything out of the deal at all, but it made me feel good that someone actually wanted to use it. Like.. It was good enough.

Cropping is one thing I always forget to do. I'm afraid of making the picture too small. But I think you're right.. That probably would have helped. The sky blending with the leaves of the trees in the background looks sort of sloppy.

Or I could have done it in a different location with no sky showing.

Thank you very much. I really appreciate the advice.
07/07/2007 03:35:29 AM · #5
Hi Joe,

Left you a comment. :)

07/07/2007 08:08:07 AM · #6
Left you a comment too!
07/07/2007 08:48:19 AM · #7
Left a comment (or two)! :)
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