Vincent Cochain, EPSA  

Two Roses - Two lives by Vincent Cochain, EPSA

July 2024 - Two Roses - Two lives

About the Image(s)

Still taken in our (street) garden. I liked the two stage of life of these 2 roses, the drops of water (picture taken at 7:00 AM in June) and the light.

1/400, f/8,0 ISO 320 with 105 mm Macro (FF).
Process in LR: increased the exposure (+ 1), texture and clarity. Decreased highlight and shadow. A mask with the background to decrease the light.

3 comments posted

Dan McKenna   Dan McKenna
Very nice Vincent. I like the exposure of the background and IMO it adds to the subject definition because of the cool vs warm contrast.   Posted: 07/05/2024 15:36:30

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Vincent: Of course just my humble opinion; think your overall lighting is a little on the harsh side. If I had to guess I would say your rose picture was photographed in bright open sun which will give you uneven lighting. The use of a diffusion screen would soften the sun lighting on the rose. You can make your own out of cheese cloth and an embroidery hoop, or purchase ready made ones. I use reflectors and diffusers manufactured by the Photo-flex company. You can go on the company website and you will find a lot of sizes to choose from. I find the 12" round and also the 22" round sizes work the best.   Posted: 07/06/2024 00:11:58

Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
There is a shadow of the large flower on the rosebud. It seems that there are some highlights on the flower on the left. The background is fine.   Posted: 07/08/2024 11:26:06


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