Bob Wills  

A spot of color by Bob Wills

November 2019 - A spot of color

November 2019 - Bob Wills


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I took this image along the Oregon coast last year. I never tire (I wish) of seeing beauty near the ocean. It would be great to be able to capture the smells and sounds too. Maybe I should try video. The delicate flowers caught my eye near the beach.
X-T2 , 50-140 lens at 100 mm, 1/80 sec @f11, ISO 200. Proccessed in Photoshop.

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7 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Bob, I agree with you about the ocean. It just draws me in. I find you spot of color to be interesting, but with no color in the upper right third, I'm drawn to the "texture" of both types of leaves. I also love the warm light. I find the small flowers to provide that spot of color but just too small and scattered to make a great composition.   Posted: 11/10/2019 10:13:38

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
The image is very pretty and also very clear but I find no center of interest to make this a strong image.   Posted: 11/12/2019 11:22:09
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
I took the liberty to edit your comment from "to center of interest" to "no center of interest" which is what I think you were saying. If I am wrong, then use the edit/update boxes to make a correction.
I do agree with you and Bob.   Posted: 11/12/2019 18:31:34

Tam Phan   Tam Phan
A nice picture for flowers.The thing I worry about the big leaves make the picture looks busy.I am not sure...I like to crop on the top a little.   Posted: 11/14/2019 17:31:35

Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
I am a bit on Tam's side, the bigger leaves tend to take away / distract - Perhaps cropping it down would help. Otherwise, great colors and texture, love the small purple flowers which pop out nicely.   Posted: 11/17/2019 17:41:28

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
I can see why you were attracted to this scene, but I agree that the flowers are too far apart and make for less interesting image. One flower on the left side is cut off. I cropped it rather drastically, but to concentrate on fewer flowers. I really love the leaves in the upper right corner, but there are no flowers there. That portion might be a great image in monochrome. A longer lens or getting closer with a macro lens could have helped. It is always easy to say that after the fact! I can't get down close to flowers as I used to.   Posted: 11/19/2019 13:54:10
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Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I agree on the eye-catching part. For me, it's the longer lens and the spacing that makes it not lens-worthy, except to pull out my macro lens and get up close and personal and thereby eliminate the spacing. I don't plan to stop going to the ocean with a camera slung from neck any time soon. Keep shooting, Bob!   Posted: 11/22/2019 12:31:50