Dave Edwards  

Orange Roses by Dave Edwards

June 2021 - Orange Roses

About the Image(s)

In a bright sunny day I decided to try my luck taking photos of flowers at the Tempe, AZ rose garden. I don't take many photos of garden flowers. I used a shallow depth of field to increase the viewers interest on the orange rose and kept the orange rose out of the middle of the frame. Just minor adjustments with Snapseed (cropping, darkening). Your thoughts?

6 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Yes, I like the shallow depth of field. How did you do that Dave? Tele lens? Please share.

Really love the image. Jerry   Posted: 06/03/2021 06:51:12

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Thanks for the comments Jerry. I use an iPhone 11 Pro, I set it on portrait, moved in, and set the focus on the orange flower. Takes a little practice, but it's rather easy.   Posted: 06/03/2021 07:21:54

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
I also like the shallow focus. It Gives great depth to the image and the orange rose is lovely.   Posted: 06/03/2021 10:04:44

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Nice happy colors. Yellow, blue, green, red, all strong. Good saturation in this high contrast situation. The DoF is great. I've tried portrait mode on flowers, too, but haven't gotten anything this nice. Good job.

  Posted: 06/03/2021 14:33:56

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
You surprised me Dave. I was looking forward to a beautiful scenic but got a beautiful flower instead. I agree with what the others have said. I have tried the portrait mode several times but nothing to show for the attempt. The colors all work so well together and even on a sunny day the colors are not blown out. Great job.   Posted: 06/10/2021 21:03:05

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Good angle on the rose and well placed in frame. I suspect you cropped to get it there since the Portrait mode works best at about 6 feet from subject. Your background is just about perfect and augments the main subject nicely.Nice lighting throughout.   Posted: 06/13/2021 12:32:14


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