Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA  

Way to Pistil by Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA

June 2021 - Way to Pistil

June 2021 - Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA


About the Image(s)

This is an image of the artificial flower. A mobile (Samsung S9) photo at ISO-80, exposure 1/50 sec, f/2.4, focal length 4mm. The image was converted to B/W by desaturation of colors. The image was trimmed to bring the pistil at 1/3 position. The image was rotated 180 degree to make the white patch as a leading line. I think the color image looks better.

4 comments posted

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
I agree that the color image is better however I think that your black and white version allows us to ask the question: What makes a monochrome image work?
I am wondering if it is not the fact that your edited image looks flat compared to the color version. I attempted to remedy that in with adding texture and contrast. I know my version is far from resolving this issue but wonder if others might have a suggestion.   Posted: 06/09/2021 09:14:45
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Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
I tried similar formatting, but the texture of the cloth petal become more prominent. Actually, I took it for stereo image processing. In the stereo image it looks better.   Posted: 06/09/2021 13:10:34

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
I like the appearance of a river flowing to the lower right forming leading lines to the flower.

A famous photographer here in my community criticized me for photographing an artificial flower, but he didn't know until I told him. I think the image should stand on its own regardless of the object so I disagree with him. I like your image.

That said, I prefer the colored version too.   Posted: 06/13/2021 16:41:08
Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
What else to do during this pandemic time? So took photos inside the home!!!   Posted: 06/14/2021 15:32:34


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