Charissa Lansing  


Purple Passion by Charissa Lansing

November 2021 - Purple Passion

About the Image(s)

Although I was without my DSLR, I couldn't resist sharing this photo of a single passion flower that I was delighted to see in a garden.
Image specs: Shot hand-held with a Panasonic DMC-ZRS (Focal length 4.5 mm [in 35mm], Exposure 1/30 sec, ISO 125m f/3.3, pattern metering).


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14 comments posted




Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Hi, Charissa.
Pretty flower you picked to photograph. The flower itself is sharp, colorful and has much detail. The green area to the right and lower could be darkened some what and perhaps cropped a bit to bring the eye back to the blossom and not to wonder to the light area. That was an amazing complex blossom!
Janet
  Posted: 11/13/2021 09:18:57
Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Thanks, Janet. Yes, I tried darkening the background and think that it improves the image.   Posted: 11/23/2021 08:43:27



Dick States   Dick States
Hi Charissa. I agree with Janet on this. This is one of shots where a polarizer would have really helped to remove the sheen off the waxy leaves in the background. There's a number of distractions in the background on the right. I feel you could crop and remove a number of distractions. I love the colors and detail in the flower.   Posted: 11/18/2021 20:25:38
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Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Dick,
Thank you for mentioning the use of a polarizer and for sharing a cropped version of the image.

I was so surprised to discover this single bloom among the tangled vine and mass of green that I included additional background detail. That detracted, however, from the focus on the close-up. Thanks again!   Posted: 11/23/2021 08:48:09



Ally Whiteneck   Ally Whiteneck
I follow a woman on Flickr who uses a Lumix ZS 200 and gets the most incredible closeups (alike yours). Here is a link to her albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/182494667@N07

I find it amazing what these small cameras can do!   Posted: 11/19/2021 09:59:30
Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Wow, Ally!Your friend's close-ups are amazing. Thank you for the link.

I was just happy that I had the little Panasonic with me.   Posted: 11/23/2021 08:50:12



Ally Whiteneck   Ally Whiteneck
I follow a woman on Flickr who uses a Lumix ZS 200 and gets the most incredible closeups (alike yours). Here is a link to her albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/182494667@N07

I find it amazing what these small cameras can do!   Posted: 11/19/2021 10:35:09



Ally Whiteneck   Ally Whiteneck
I follow a woman on Flickr who uses a Lumix ZS 200 and gets the most incredible closeups (alike yours). Here is a link to her albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/182494667@N07

I find it amazing what these small cameras can do!   Posted: 11/20/2021 07:42:46



Ally Whiteneck   Ally Whiteneck
I can't figure out why my comment showed up three times! I only clicked on it once!   Posted: 11/23/2021 09:02:13



Georges Dormoy   Georges Dormoy
This photo shows a very nice but complex flower. However it has a lot of patterns and leaves, branches that are distractions from the main subject and I eliminated these distracting elements using Photoshop.
Here is a revised version.   Posted: 11/23/2021 12:30:47



Georges Dormoy   Georges Dormoy
  Posted: 11/23/2021 12:32:37
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Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Thank you for sharing the results after reworking my image. I like what you've done to improve the one I submitted.   Posted: 11/29/2021 19:40:21



Tom Chen
I like purple things, especially flowers. If you can blur the background with a telephoto or macro lens, it will make the subject stand out.   Posted: 11/25/2021 01:13:09



James Silliman   James Silliman
Nice treatment of this passion flower. I like the natural lighting. Nice contrast between the white peddles and the rest of the flower. Tom's suggestion of a polarizing filter brings more attention to the flower. And I think Georges' adding the vignette lessons the background distraction.   Posted: 11/29/2021 17:55:44