Diana Duffey  

Zinnia by Diana Duffey

September 2020 - Zinnia

About the Image(s)

How I did it: I have been experimenting with aged flowers. I took this photo of this zinnia as it was starting to wilt. I took this image inside.
I used a tripod and two constant lights. I used my Sony a7R4 with a 90 mm Macro lens - ISO 100, F11, SS 1/8. I adjusted the shadows, white and black levels in Lightroom. Took it into photoshop and applied a texture. Your comments on how to improve this image are appreciated.

3 comments posted

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
(Group 5)
Very nicely done, in my opinion. You might try to do some dodging and burning of the flower to give it a little more depth. Also, I think the cropping is just a little too tight.   Posted: 09/11/2020 10:27:46
Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Thanks for your helpful comments, Mark. I am going to try to increase the canvas.   Posted: 09/11/2020 15:45:33

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
HI Diana, I love that you are playing around with wilting flowers. I did that in a club competition once and the judge commented that I might have chosen a more attractive subject. I wasn't too impressed with the comment. LOL
I like this a lot ! I think the subject is gorgeous !
The only think I might change is the color of the background. Did you try other colors? And yes, I agree with Mark that maybe it's cropped a little tight. I don't think it needs dodging and burning, I like it that way.
It's all so subjective !!   Posted: 09/16/2020 01:51:02


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