Alane Shoemaker  

Radiant Rose by Alane Shoemaker

June 2022 - Radiant Rose

About the Image(s)

Nikon Z 50
NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm
145 mm
ISO 100

This photo is another one from my friend’s yard in Los Angeles. I took the photo of this uniquely colored rose in the early morning light, and then I burned around the perimeter to make the rose stand out.

5 comments posted

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Alane: Nice warm pleasing colors on the rose, the two rose petals at the upper left and lower right give an added dimension to the picture. The background is somewhat busy, as a suggestion would darken down the background somewhat so the viewers attention is not drawn to the background, but to the lovely rose flower.   Posted: 06/03/2022 23:38:53

Charles Ginsburgh   Charles Ginsburgh
Nice classic capture of this bloom head-on. In choosing this approach you really emphasize the swirling nature of the bloom petals. You successfully captured the fall-off of light across the face of the bloom allowing the difference between the inner and outer parts of the petals to really shine. I especially am appreciating the crop, where you left the outer petal intact (furthering the flow of the rose petals) while eliminating much of the distracting background. That being said I do find that the leaf on the lower right tends to compete with your rose somewhat. Here I would be tempted to darken the entire leaf a bit more and perhaps crop upward from the bottom some to de-emphasize this structure even more. Yes, cropping from the bottom will cut off part of this leaf, but in this case that is not be a bad thing since you are trying to de-emphasize this structure.   Posted: 06/09/2022 13:42:12

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Alane,
The beautiful peach colored rose against the green background is lovely. You captured nice detail on the rose. The two tones of color add depth to the flower. I do agree with Murphy to darken the background and give more emphasis to the flower. Nicely done.   Posted: 06/10/2022 17:31:05

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
I found that huge leaf on the upper left a bit distracting from the beauty of the center of the flower so I cloned it out. I then created two additional layers and reduced the opacity of the background on both of those layers, flattened the image so that the rose still had it's original brightness and contrast. What do you think?   Posted: 06/18/2022 13:47:55
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Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Alane, I like the image as Bev Caine interpreted it. To me the top petal she removed was a good idea. I probably would not have thought of it but there was a shadow on the top of the petal that I would have cloned out. I like the rose particularly the "renegade" lower petal. It makes a unique and beautiful flower portrait. There is a softness to the image that I really like. Good work!   Posted: 06/22/2022 18:51:04


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