Brent Doornbos  

Saraswati 2 by Brent Doornbos

December 2019 - Saraswati 2

About the Image(s)

This was one of a series I have been playing with. Curious what our group thinks.

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8 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Couldn't at first make out what that was in the background but then realised it is a face and I understood what you were doing! Like your aperture choice which brings the flowers right into the foreground and they are nice and sharp.
I would try and get rid of the green "blob" that is in front of the face as quite distracting.
Well done.
  Posted: 12/02/2019 12:30:23
Brent Doornbos   Brent Doornbos
Thanks. And yes on the blob. :)   Posted: 12/02/2019 12:48:45

Bonné Noël   Bonné Noël
Indeed interesting, the contrast between flowers (sharp although withered) and the face (unsharp but young) makes you wonder about ...
Pity about the background.   Posted: 12/03/2019 09:55:55
Brent Doornbos   Brent Doornbos
Yeah, RE background. Its a leaf. And I amateurishly missed it when shooting. There were other shots where the leafs made nice contrast. Just not in this 7 images set. Sigh. :)   Posted: 12/03/2019 10:05:20

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Brent, sharp and beautifully rendered. Really brings one into the picture. Not entirely clear how the subjects fit together, but that is for viewer to figure out, staying with the picture. I do not know what the other greenish thing is past the face, maybe a leaf, and it could be toned down or eliminated.   Posted: 12/09/2019 13:06:14

Hema Narayanan   Hema Narayanan
Very nicely done, and liked the DOF shifting on the flowers offered to the deity! Its a nice composition, but just wondering what if you had zoomed out a bit more and gotten a bit more?

Lovely shot of the offering to the Ma Saraswathi.   Posted: 12/10/2019 01:40:20

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
I like the subject. I would either like to see more to the left of the image or have it cropped in tighter and focus only the flowers.
  Posted: 12/10/2019 08:29:39

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
I really like this shot, Brent! I like that the focus is on the withered flower. I think this tells an interesting story of flowers left at a shrine. The face is focused just enough, for me!   Posted: 12/10/2019 19:01:20