Jeri Conklin  

Golden flower by Jeri Conklin

June 2020 - Golden flower

About the Image(s)

I actually took it with my Samsung Note 9 cell phone in Reno, NV. I plan to do some post processing in PS in the near future to mute the background. I am inspired by the bright orange color, almost red actually. I have not done anything to it. I chose it because all its petals were not touching the sides. I have considered doing a close crop on it so that most of the back ground disappears. Couldn't do too close at the bottom where the log is. Am I on the right track?

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4 comments posted

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Dear Jeri, fantastic color and beautiful depth of field that makes the flower three-dimensional and floating in the air! I wonder if another option could be to just further blur the background to maintain the nice composition?   Posted: 06/14/2020 02:17:24

Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Kirsti, thank you for your kind words. Absolutely a blur as it stands might work as well. I kind of like the grey weathered color of the log and will try your suggestion. Thank you again.   Posted: 06/14/2020 11:05:59

Joan Field   Joan Field
Your orange flower is quite beautiful and sharp front to back. I wold love to see the stem as the floating feeling doesn't quite anchor the flower to its background. Looking more closely, I see what might be a stem. I would suggest you strengthen its impact. The background itself cold be more out of focus as those brown objects tend to take away my concentration on the flower. I see that you have that planned for the future. Our cell phones do make quite excellent cameras.   Posted: 06/18/2020 14:52:07

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Jeri, I too would of shot that vivid color flower till my wife said we are leaving you. So perfect in it's design. Sorry, I don't know how to tell you on your Samsung to soften that background as far as you can or whether it makes sense to import it into your computer. I also do not know if you can clone the green to cover up the brown spots. Good find.   Posted: 06/18/2020 16:33:27