Linda M Medine  

Purple Flower by Linda M Medine

August 2022 - Purple Flower

August 2022 - Linda M Medine


About the Image(s)

I used a Nikon D800, lens 150mm-600mm at 600mm, 1/1000 sec, F9, ISO 1000, on a tripod, on 7/18/2022, time 4:05pm.

I did a little painting on the flower in the high lighted areas. I also used the liquify in photoshop to make the petals longer.

5 comments posted

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
Beautiful! To my eye I like the org. I like the blades of grass to me it helps to ground the flower. I like the Uncropped image it is so soft and nice shadows, it just looks good to my eye but I am not very experienced and don't know all the rules. Just my opinion.   Posted: 08/03/2022 20:57:25

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I agree with Donna about the blades of grass. To me, the original is better in a way if cropped. However, the final here could make a good wall hanging.
I took what Donna and I liked about the grass and cropped it some.   Posted: 08/03/2022 22:38:39
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Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Hi Linda, I like your flower. I actually like the original better, as for me it has a gentleness that the processed shot does not have as much. The background of the original seems more grey, and I like that better. I like the angle of the stem and where you put the flower. Maybe take a tiny bit off the top of the shot. Sharp and lots of detail. Beautiful.   Posted: 08/03/2022 23:09:19

David Terao   David Terao
I like what Marti did with your original image. But, I like how you had the stem coming out of the corner. Maybe if you cloned out that one blade of grass crossing the stem (like you did in your final image) and put the stem in the corner, it might work better. I know there are judges who prefer stems (and other leading lines) coming out of the corner.   Posted: 08/04/2022 17:31:10

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
What a great discussion and good ideas from all who have commented. I agree about the benefit of having the grass blades to provide context and orientation for the beautiful flower. I also like the subtle transition for gray at the bottom to white above as shown in the version suggested by Marti Bulkley.   Posted: 08/14/2022 13:35:25


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