Sylvia OM  

Delicate roses. Impressionism. by Sylvia OM

May 2022 - Delicate roses. Impressionism.

About the Image(s)

Caption: This photo was done in a botanical garden last year, using Canon 5D Mark III, and the 24-70mm lenses. I was working to get the composition as it is, where only one flower got the main focus and the rest was blurry in the background. I also wanted to have a negative space where colors are mixed, getting a feeling of an impressionist paint. Any comments are highly appreciated.

6 comments posted

Alan Kiecker   Alan Kiecker
I really like this photo. You succeeded in capturing the image with the goals you set for yourself. If I were to make any suggestions it might be to flip the photo so that the leading lines formed by the stems come from the lower left.   Posted: 05/10/2022 08:53:27

Craig Callan   Craig Callan
I usually like to crop flowers tightly, but you've got the right idea here. The diagonals formed by the stalks are an excellent composition, and the parallel lines really add to the strength, by giving you an upward thrust that represents growth, and the soft colors say "spring".

I'm not sure flipping it adds anything - it works both ways. Well done! I think Monet would be proud.   Posted: 05/10/2022 15:04:36

Josh Lohff   Josh Lohff
The composition of this image works well for me. It's got a fair bit of negative space, but it's balanced by the subtle green tones, nice leading lines, which add nicely to this image. Technically, I'm not sure what you did to it, but it's pleasing and seems intentional - so go with it!

The one suggestion I'd make, and it's similar to what was made to my image so it's fresh on my mind, is that the brightest part of the image is against the lower left corner of the image, and presumably not your subject. My initial reaction was to increase the shadows of the rose (which doesn't look bad either), but if you were going for the toned-down brightness and want the roses to remain at the levels they are, you might consider burning-down the brighter section to keep my eye's focus on the roses. A linear gradient from that corner might do the trick too.   Posted: 05/10/2022 20:09:41

Dicky ting ming Law
Beautiful flowers and the right angle, but if possible I will use the horizontal to make my eyes focus   Posted: 05/11/2022 10:45:38

David Kepley   David Kepley
I love the impressionistic style, so I applaud what you are doing in this picture. The soft backgrounds ae lovely and keep my eye on the sharper of the two flowers. I also like that you have the stem of the flower coming into the frame from the corner. This makes for a more dynamic shot. Well done! My two suggestions are that to emphasize the importance of the flower on the right, I'd consider using a vignette or perhaps use LRC "select subject" and darken th rest of the image subtly. The other suggestion is to blur the flower on the let. It is not sharp, which was your intention, but it still complete's with the star of your show.   Posted: 05/13/2022 10:06:14

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
(Groups 19 & 63)
Lovely presentation of a rose.   Posted: 05/14/2022 09:27:08


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