Tom Pickering, APSA  


Pink Surprise by Tom Pickering, APSA

September 2023 - Pink Surprise

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Specs: Nikon D5000, Tamron 60mm Macro, f16, 1/90s, ISO 200, Monopod, Natural Light

Captured in 2013 at an arboretum in a neighboring city. Slightly blurred the background, and added some sharpening to the flower. Finally added some targeted dodging and burning to give more dimensionality to the flower. Suggestions?


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6 comments posted




Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
I am loving the placement of the flower in the frame. the contrasting colors and the linear patterns add interest.   Posted: 09/11/2023 13:42:35
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Anything I could do to improve it?   Posted: 09/15/2023 12:00:50
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Tom, Adding to Arabella's comments, I find the furry leaves at the bottom right corner distracting. I would blur them to be consistent with the rest of the background.   Posted: 09/30/2023 00:53:44



Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
well, i would either add pigment to that bright part of the pink leaf that is folded, and maybe increase the blur in the background on the right side of the flower.   Posted: 09/15/2023 12:43:41



Miriam Power   Miriam Power
Might be a bit too much but did a square crop, blurred the background & took down the highlights on the flower itself   Posted: 09/25/2023 11:25:09
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Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Miriam, I like what you did with the background and highlights on the flower. Prefer off center placement of the flower per comment by Arabella.

  Posted: 09/30/2023 00:50:52