Tom Pickering  

Daisy by Tom Pickering

November 2019 - Daisy

November 2019 - Tom Pickering


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Specs: Nikon D5000, Tamron 60mm Macro, F27, 6s, ISO 200, Tripod, Room Light

Part of a cheap supermarket bouquet. Processed in ACR, then in Topaz ReMask to mask out the background, selective dodging & burning (Original 1), and finally adding the B&W Adjustment Layer to tweak into a decent monochrome. Seems to me something is missing. Suggestions?

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10 comments posted

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
(Groups 24 & 61)
I love all the detail. I don't see anything missing, sorry I could not be of any help. I like it as it is.   Posted: 11/04/2019 11:00:57
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Thank you, Donna! Maybe it's all in my head! d;¬{D   Posted: 11/04/2019 11:08:42

Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
The only thing missing is a round of applause! Exceptional image once again Tom :)   Posted: 11/04/2019 17:16:17
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
<...blush...> thank you! d:¬{D   Posted: 11/04/2019 23:26:14

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the composition and the range of tones. I have no suggestions.   Posted: 11/18/2019 14:36:03

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Somebody has to try something different, so I tried "inverting" the image, putting brights in the background.   Posted: 11/19/2019 15:53:25
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Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Hmmm - this has promise. I think that, with a white background, it might be better to soften the edges of the petals so they fade into the white.   Posted: 11/19/2019 15:59:44

Lisa Hlavinka
Great image with lots of texture and details. I really like the crop.   Posted: 11/19/2019 21:04:51

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Great tonal range and depth throughout the image (benefit of f/27). Excellent light source with no hot spots.

I was surprised with the 6 second exposure. Since the noise in your camera is low until ISO 800, why not increase ISO to say 400 and shorten the exposure time to 3 seconds? Would there be different results?

You make it very difficult to find details to improve, so you will have to submit to the complements. WELL DONE, TOM!

  Posted: 11/26/2019 22:53:32
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
The beauty of capturing images in my home studio setup is taking as much time as I need. Certainly, if I was in the field with a breeze blowing, a higher ISO would be warranted to keep my aperture small for detail, risking the added noise of a higher ISO.

I thank you, though, for the attaboy! d;¬{D   Posted: 11/26/2019 23:44:56