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Metallic or Something Shiny - Metallic Roses by Walter Ross

November 2020 - Metallic or Something Shiny - Metallic Roses

November 2020 - Walter Ross


About the Image(s)

These are some 'flowers' we have had in the house for over a year I have been looking for a reason to photograph. This month's topic finally seemed like a good reason. They are usually sitting in front of the living room window so when afternoon light hit them the other day and brought out their natural 'shine' I brought out the camera. Did not really alter too much post other than flipping (not sure why) and fixing some of the hotspots and adding a basic vignette. The colors were pretty much spot on from the original. Used the Nikon D750 28-300 f 2.8 1/650 sec ISO100

7 comments posted

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
I find your subject matter very unique and intriguing. I think it would be fun to own them and have them sitting in my window as shown so I could enjoy their colors and patterns as the light changed during the day. They look both shiny and metallic. The view of the outdoors through the blinds also looks rather shiny and metallic! Another version could be created by placing a piece of fabric over the blinds to remove any perceived distraction of the slats.   Posted: 11/10/2020 14:51:10

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
I like the flip; the leaves look like little arms saying, "This way, please." You should play with a solid background as Carole suggests, but be careful not to block the light. I don't find the background disturbing, but we should learn to explore all possibilities. It's interesting that you were waiting for a reason to photograph the flowers; I have been trying for a couple of years to photograph the glass flower in my image to no success. This was a lucky month for both of us.   Posted: 11/10/2020 15:17:18

Ally Green   Ally Green
What pretty flowers, love the colours. Very nice composition and not bothered about the them both ways! You have done a good job of the crop and i like the horizontal blinds behind the flowers. i might have toned down the background a bit to make it less bright so the flowers have all the attention. Good job on the lighting on the flowers.   Posted: 11/11/2020 15:27:16

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
In any normal circumstance I would say no to a composition with competing background and foreground. But in this situation I find the result interesting and not competing. Maybe because the tonality and brightness on both parts of the image match. Cropping is good. I think you get an A+ for thinking "out of the box."   Posted: 11/14/2020 20:10:15

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
I felt that flipping really helped the flowers more, and providing the original really showed the changes done from cropping. The blinds in the background looked part of the overall photo. I didn't get distracted from anything outside. Good picture.   Posted: 11/14/2020 21:30:10

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
Wonderful shiny and very nice shillering rainbow colors. And I have to say I love the original photo the best - because it has a nice touch of still life with that piece of couch and the shadow on it too.   Posted: 11/21/2020 23:50:59
Walter Ross   Walter Ross
I was tempted to leave it as is but I did not like how the vase appears in the original and i didnt want a distraction from the subject so I cropped it all out. I guess rather unnecessarily.   Posted: 11/22/2020 19:09:16


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