Michael Hrankowski  


Seed Pods after Rain by Michael Hrankowski

April 2021 - Seed Pods after Rain

About the Image(s)

Image info: f/8; 1/20 sec; ISO 100; Sony 18-135 shot at 43 mm (65 mm equivalent)
This image is from a camera club field trip to a local Iris farm that I took last June. While the others in the group made a bee-line for the Iris field, I took my time walking around another part of the garden and found this interesting seed pod.


2 comments posted




Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Michael, I often find myself doing exactly what you did here - on field trips getting distracted on the way to the main attraction. You have captured interesting layered shapes here - I can see why this plant drew your attention. However, the BW (conversion, I assume) looks a tad over-sharpened - on my screen, there is a bit of an aura on the edge of some of the stems and buds where they meet the dark background. Also, I would like to see the light a little less harsh - to me, a softer light would better reflect an "after the rain" ambience. Well-spotted, though.   Posted: 04/13/2021 16:13:25
Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Thanks, Lorna. I didn't notice the over-sharpening until you mentioned it. That is an issue when using a highly contrasting background and I'll have to pay more attention in the future. I'm someone who tends to prefer a lot of detail and I admit to using the sharpen, texture and structure sliders maybe a little in excess. Appreciate the comments.
  Posted: 04/13/2021 16:35:10



 

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