Dorinda Wills, QPSA  

Bleeding Heart by Dorinda Wills, QPSA

May 2021 - Bleeding Heart

About the Image(s)

I set this up indoors. The bleeding heart was part of a small bouquet of flowers. I placed blue colored glass several inches behind the flower as a backdrop. Shot with my Nikon Z6, 105mm lens, f4.8, window light. I did some processing in Topaz including one of their presets. What are your thoughts?

10 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
I like the pink and green colors of the flower as well as the detail in the flower. I have mixed feelings about the blue however, as I find that its unnatural position for that color behind a bleeding heart is disconcerting. (Now and then, and on some images I may continue to comment unless it appears to be disruptive.)   Posted: 05/03/2021 10:39:12
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Robert, Of course you are welcome to comment any time! I see your point about the blue. Bleeding hearts are a shade plant, so a softer color would be more appropriate. I was experimenting with using colored glass as a background. I have other colors. I will try them.   Posted: 05/03/2021 12:29:47

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Good composition of the main flower but the stem color is as Robert noted distracting. Will Topaz let you mute the stems color to keep is more in the back ground? Great subject.   Posted: 05/05/2021 15:54:13

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Nice sharp flower, maybe another color for backroad will be better   Posted: 05/05/2021 18:33:08

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
(Group 98)
I'd like to see more canvas at the top. I you wish to make any color modifications, PS is best. Let Blake Rudis and Bob be your guide!   Posted: 05/07/2021 13:27:28
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Good point about needing more canvas at the top. Thank you for the suggestions!
  Posted: 05/07/2021 13:44:55

Jody Coker   Jody Coker
I like the subject and that shade of pink with the yellow highlight in the tip of the bloom is nice. But the background is a bit distracting. What about a single bloom with a single color background. That's a neat idea to use colored glass and it comes in a rainbow of colors.   Posted: 05/08/2021 20:00:29
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
We still have these blooming in our yard. I will try again with a single flower and softer color. Thanks!   Posted: 05/10/2021 13:28:13

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Lovely shaped and colored flower Nice composition
I find the background petals distracting and would clone them out The front petal seems too soft to me If you have Topaz sharpen AI you could try it
I would clone the blue as a total background
If the flower is still blooming you could reshoot with just one petal with focus stacking and a background of blurred greenery printed and placed behind your flower   Posted: 05/10/2021 17:54:09

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I like the composition of how the flower is in the scene. I think the blue background doesn't work. It is creating a distracting halo around the bottom of the flower. I am also not loving the out of focus areas. It's not that the flower needs to be in complete focus, but what is and isn't in focus seems random, not deliberate. It's hard to determine where the focal point is.   Posted: 05/11/2021 11:36:01


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