Priscilla Farrell  

Red Delight by Priscilla Farrell

November 2023 - Red Delight

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Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
There is the appearance of great depth in this flower image and that is due to the shadows and lighting. Well done.   Posted: 11/11/2023 10:22:31

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Priscilla: Wonderful soft lighting and the placement of the central flower stalk is ideal and shows good sharp detail. You have cropped in close on the two sides and top, I would also consider cropping up from the bottom as I do not think the black area at the bottom of the frame adds anything to your lovely flower picture. Crop just enough to remove the black area. As always just my thoughts!   Posted: 11/16/2023 00:42:38

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Murphy, You are absolutely right! After submitting the image I thought of sending a correction to Charlie but didn't want to add any more work to his "administrator" job. I would have cropped just as you have suggested. Must have been having a bad day as I forgot to add the initial comment.   Posted: 11/16/2023 10:06:50

Charles Ginsburgh   Charles Ginsburgh
I really am enjoying this close-up of this bloom with the interesting detail and color. Nice job in both seeing the image and in the capture. This image says a lot about the detail of the veins and structure of this plant, and I think that we can pull even more interest from this capture. As shown, it has a slight 'washed out' feel to the presentation. Adding a bit more contrast might bring a bit more depth to the image. I also note that the image is a bit soft. Normally this might not be too much or an issue, but here, since the whole presentation is about close-up detail, the softness has far more impact. I don't mind the dark edge at the bottom since with its inclusion you are implying that the whole petal is of importance. If you do include it though I might suggest cleaning up the edge some, getting rid of the bright spots and "smultch" that is present, and perhaps darkening the area. I have attached a version which illustrates my thoughts. BTW, I tried several methods to sharpen the image, but none were effective.   Posted: 11/16/2023 11:32:56
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Alane Shoemaker   Alane Shoemaker
Priscilla, your "Red Delight" is striking as a result of the vivid color and sharp detail of the petals and stalk. I agree with Murphy about cropping out the bottom black area.   Posted: 11/30/2023 21:23:34