Candy Childrey, PPSA  

Broken Swamp Flower by Candy Childrey, PPSA

November 2020 - Broken Swamp Flower

November 2020 - Candy Childrey, PPSA


About the Image(s)

The image this month, a swamp flower, was taken at one of our local wetlands. The image was cropped, color, highlights and shadows adjusted, sharpened, slight burning of stem, spotting.

f/6.7, 1/800 sec, iso 320, 300mm focal len (M 4/3 sensor), Olympus OMD 1 Mark II, Zuiko 75-300mm lens, hand held.

8 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Very clever choice of subject--good eye! I have to remember this lesson for my own use in the future.
Good exposure, good color, very sharp, nicely blurred background. Everything well done.   Posted: 11/03/2020 21:28:31
Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Thank you and thanks for visiting.   Posted: 11/07/2020 15:33:29

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
How great to create a beautiful composition from a broken weed. The "broken" really creates two wonderful diagonals, and the sharp turn really holds me in the composition. I love how you cropped off the "blue water" on the bottom and how we can see the green "lines" in the water behind the weed. It almost looks like motion blur or that you added texture. Brava for turning a dead thing into a fascinating photo!   Posted: 11/07/2020 20:13:20

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Candy, once again you have proven that you can make an amazing image from a mundane subject provided that the light is favorable. The composition is simple, uncluttered, with the perfect background.   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:56:30

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
You do come up with some unique shots Candy. As I would expect from you, sharp, good lighting and a great background   Posted: 11/12/2020 17:46:25

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
I like the composition you created. It is a bit unorthodox with the abrupt change in direction but works well to lead the eye to the flower/leaves at the end of the plant. It is good that the entire plant is in clear focus. I also like the muted and soft water in the background.   Posted: 11/12/2020 18:50:12

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Candy,
Very nice demonstration that nature is beautiful, even when not perfect. Nice lines, sharp subject and muted background.
We need to keep our eyes peeled to look at everything, not just at "perfect" things.
Thanks you!   Posted: 11/15/2020 09:41:59

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This has a really nice composition. The removal of the blue is a nice touch that really helps with the piece. I don't think there is anything that I could change.   Posted: 11/16/2020 12:24:27


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