Janet DiMattia  

After the rain by Janet DiMattia

August 2019 - After the rain

About the Image(s)

Attempted to capture the rain drops on a day lily in my yard. (1/640 sec, f/18, ISO 1600, natural lighting bright overcast, hand held. In post processing I purposely darken the image mainly to compensate for the imperfection on the lower part of the flower and liked the result! I did try to patch that spot up but was unsuccessful in doing so. Wanted the rain drops and red part to stand out so I did not lighten the whole area. Opinions welcome.

4 comments posted

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
(Groups 45 & 50 & 57)
The lighting and color are both gorgeous and the water drops make this an outstanding image. Just beautiful!   Posted: 08/08/2019 06:42:33

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
The most striking thing to me is the composition, with the triangular lily filling one corner and erupting into the picture. I really like that.
The water drops are very pleasant as well I think. Charles Needle said that he always take a couple of pictures without water drops, then sprays the bloom and so can choose either, although it sounds like they were natural drops here.
The texture and colour are lovely I think.
Less attractive to my eye is the tip of the petal on the right which is touching the frame. I don't mind the significant amount left out of the top petal, but the one on the right looks accidental.
Personally I would still have lightened the bloom a little.   Posted: 08/09/2019 14:20:26

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
(Groups 23 & 51)
WOW! This is an awesome photo, definitely a wall hanger. Stuart did a great job of reviewing the photo.

Close-up photography is something I just don't seem to have patience for. I am impressed by all the images posted here this month.   Posted: 08/11/2019 10:56:26

Dick States   Dick States
Nice soft light on this. A bright overcast day is perfect for taking flower pictures. Love the composition. Nice background and I like the frame. A great shot.   Posted: 08/11/2019 20:29:27


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