Robert Schleif  

Post Mature by Robert Schleif

June 2022 - Post Mature

About the Image(s)

This is a daffodil focus stack in my series on ages of flowers. I hope the spider silk is visible in the low resolution images that we must use. It confirms the general conclusion that spiders are nearly everywhere all the time.
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9 comments posted

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Excellent detail and texture. Composition strong. You filled the frame well. I especially like the blurred reference of a stem on the right. Adds interest. Yes I do note the spider web. I have no suggestions for improvement.   Posted: 06/10/2022 15:57:42

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
This is sharp and well exposed. I think the shadow on the right has to go. For me it has little interest. I think a much tighter crop is needed.   Posted: 06/10/2022 23:55:53
Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
I have tried it with and without the stem on the right. Without it, the shadow on the upper left looks to me to be a little weird. Without both, it feels to me like there is too much dead space. I don't see how to crop more tightly on the left or right, and the image feels unbalanced if I crop more from the bottom. Could you please show me what you have in mind.   Posted: 06/11/2022 09:55:18

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
(Group 30)
Robert I am glad to see you are continuing with your project. I also can see the web, so no problem there. I like the crop as well. I tried a couple of other crops, but I thought they made the image less interesting. If I have any "critique" it is that for me the flower is overly detailed due to the focus stacking. For me it makes it appear too harsh. The background is excellent.   Posted: 06/13/2022 13:04:38
Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
Thank you. With respect to feeling harsh, I agree with you, but to me they seem less harsh in a print 24 x 19, so this may be one of those images whose impression is size dependent.   Posted: 06/15/2022 16:23:55
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
(Group 30)
Good observation about printing. Also, dependent on the paper or if on canvas.
  Posted: 06/15/2022 16:53:05

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Hi Robert, I like the composition of the image. I also like that you have captured all the details in the flower, including the spider web. Have you tried removing both the dark greens from the top left and the bottom right?   Posted: 06/13/2022 13:24:13
Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
Yes, I have tried removing the dark greens, see above, but since a couple of you think that this would improve the image, I should try it again and perhaps adjust my esthetics accordingly.   Posted: 06/13/2022 13:58:39

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
A very nice sharp image. I also feel that you have a lot dead space. I would crop some of the bottom and remove the shadow.   Posted: 06/14/2022 20:20:12


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