Jacob Wat  


Wild Milkweed by Jacob Wat

July 2021 - Wild Milkweed

July 2021 - Jacob Wat

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For this month I photographed a wild milkweed. It was a very sunny day but I took the original photo with some added contrast to help preserve detail. The day was also windy making getting a photo a little difficult. I took the photo using my iPhone 6s again and then edited it by cropping, increasing the contrast, sharpening the photo a little and brightening the photo a little. I cropped it to center it more on the milkweed flower.


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7 comments posted




Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Good image of the milkweed, Jacob. the very bright sky is somewhat distracting, though. A different angle of view might have eliminated the sky.   Posted: 07/11/2021 12:34:37



Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Jacob,

Interesting main milkweed bloom with a lot of distraction in the background.   Posted: 07/19/2021 13:34:28



Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Good image of a milkweed Jacob, I agree withe the other comments. Darkening the sky and maybe using a vignet to focus more on the flower.   Posted: 07/22/2021 00:02:53



Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
If you had hold a hat or reflector over the top to keep the bright sun ruining the color at the top of the milkweed, that would have improved things. I don't know if I've ever seen a good flower pic that wasn't taken in the shade.

The issue with cell phones is that they put everything in focus, so we are seeing the buds behind your milkweed, the leaves and the grass. If you can isolate your subject, it will work much better. Most cell phones have the ability to change your settings to have it behave like a digital camera, and then you can set up the shot you want. Did you try any treatments in Snapseed to fix the sky?
  Posted: 07/22/2021 17:33:33



Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
If you had hold a hat or reflector over the top to keep the bright sun ruining the color at the top of the milkweed, that would have improved things. I don't know if I've ever seen a good flower pic that wasn't taken in the shade.

The issue with cell phones is that they put everything in focus, so we are seeing the buds behind your milkweed, the leaves and the grass. If you can isolate your subject, it will work much better. Most cell phones have the ability to change your settings to have it behave like a digital camera, and then you can set up the shot you want. Did you try any treatments in Snapseed to fix the sky?
  Posted: 07/22/2021 17:33:35



Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
If you had hold a hat or reflector over the top to keep the bright sun ruining the color at the top of the milkweed, that would have improved things. I don't know if I've ever seen a good flower pic that wasn't taken in the shade.

The issue with cell phones is that they put everything in focus, so we are seeing the buds behind your milkweed, the leaves and the grass. If you can isolate your subject, it will work much better. Most cell phones have the ability to change your settings to have it behave like a digital camera, and then you can set up the shot you want. Did you try any treatments in Snapseed to fix the sky?
  Posted: 07/22/2021 17:33:36



Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
You have done well with your crop. But the bright sky is too overpowering. There are also some bright spots on the right of the flower which can be toned down.   Posted: 07/23/2021 20:32:56