Fran Nunn  

Copper Blue by Fran Nunn

September 2023 - Copper Blue

About the Image(s)

Canon 5DMark III Canon 100 mm f2.8 macro lens
1/125 sec at f/8 100mm ISO 400
Taken in Kingsbrae Garden, St Andrews NB

5 comments posted

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
It's an interesting photo with pleasant colours and textures, I think. What are the objects, and what size are they?   Posted: 09/15/2023 15:30:21
Fran Nunn
Hi Stuart and Gloria- this is part of a statue and these metal pieces are close to 1:1 in this photo. The image was made to capture the color and texture of the tarnished copper. I am attaching an image of the entire statue, named "Zoey", in the Statue Garden in Kingsbrae Garden in St Andrews, NB. I was attending a workshop with Freeman Patterson.   Posted: 09/16/2023 17:44:53
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Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Ah, very good. As a whole, our group is still tending sometimes to get not close enough (me included!) and then perhaps crop to get closer to macro reproduction. However you haven't here, which is great.

So, I can now say, you've done a great job. Its all nice and sharp, well exposed, fascinating pattern and well balanced, in my view. Getting closer still, as Gloria suggested, might be difficult with "normal" macro equipment. Adding a Raynox, or an extension tube or two, would do the trick, but I guess you didn't have those to hand. Zooming in to the picture and moving around does give me some more interesting pictures. It's a matter or taste I think as to what's best. I'm perfectly happy with the original.
  Posted: 09/17/2023 05:01:55
Gloria Grandolini   Gloria Grandolini
Thanks Fran - now I get it! And I agree with Stuart on his comments.   Posted: 09/18/2023 14:01:27

Gloria Grandolini   Gloria Grandolini
Hi Fran, I echo Stuart - I also like the greenish blue and the texture. But maybe the texture would be even more interesting if you cropped it closer in.   Posted: 09/16/2023 17:12:45


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