Melanie Hurwitz  


TULIPS by Melanie Hurwitz

August 2022 - TULIPS

August 2022 - Melanie Hurwitz

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August 2022 - Melanie Hurwitz

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About the Image(s)

As this is a new group, we will all be feeling our way to see what works.
I enjoy black and white images and in this image, I really like how a very busy raw photograph has been so simplified.
I have included a color version and am eager for feedback from the group.
This was taken in fantastic Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam during the flowerefest there.
I blurred out the background in order to concentrate on just four blooms. I do like the color version too.
The main blooms are sharpened and brightened in levels
Sony A7 II. Tele lens at 240, F11, 1/250


8 comments posted




Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Groups 22 & 61)
While the color version is very nice, for me the black and white is outstanding. It gives me a peaceful feeling. Well done.   Posted: 08/02/2022 15:11:38
Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Marti, Thanks for taking the time to comment and for your kind words   Posted: 08/02/2022 16:12:20



Al Swanson   Al Swanson
Hello Melanie and welcome. Looking forward to your expertise and opinions. I really love the way you have treated your original images and came up with the final product. I'm a big fan of tulips and I envy you for having seen them in European gardens. Your treatment of the subject is very expertly done. The convention would be to maintain and enhance the color of the tulips, but instead you have really turned the shapes into an art form. My eye tended to go to the tulip second from the left because of the bright spot on it. But that is a minor point for sure. My only other recommendation would be to crop a little more off the right to make it uniform with the left. Wonderful job! Have you picked out a spot to hang the framed version?   Posted: 08/03/2022 14:45:56



Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
I think that your B/W treatment is stunning. I struggle with what might make a great B/W image. For me, you knocked it out of the park with this image! I do like the color treatment also.   Posted: 08/07/2022 19:05:17



Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
I think that your B/W treatment is stunning. I struggle with what might make a great B/W image. For me, you knocked it out of the park with this image! I do like the color treatment also.   Posted: 08/07/2022 19:05:19



Fran Yates   Fran Yates
Oh my! I love the soft greys of the monochrome. A real Black and White would have been too harsh. The soft blurred background looks like clouds. But the original with the blurred background and muted colors calls me too. I went to a tulip festival this year. I am going to go back to my photos and see which might translate to monochrome. (after dahlias, I love photographing tulips). Great job!
  Posted: 08/08/2022 19:18:43



Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Stunning! I agree with Fran, a real black and white would have been too harsh. I like the blurred background. Well done.   Posted: 08/11/2022 06:06:55



Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Melanie, your treatment in this image is absolutely stunning, I love the soft tonalities and how you have isolated the main flowers from the background, although I also like the colour version I thing that the monochrome is fantastic. Well donne   Posted: 08/11/2022 19:32:54



 

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