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p.1 #1 · Trying something diferent for me - Peonies


Trying out a different comp and BG. Comments welcome!

The second is more my traditional style using natural light......

Greg




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Jun 07, 2012 at 05:07 PM
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Number 2 for me - very nice arrangement.


Jun 07, 2012 at 06:10 PM
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Nicely done, the second is my pick.....


Jun 07, 2012 at 06:12 PM
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Greg,

Like the comp and in-focus sharpness of the first, would prefer it with completely in-focus BG. Overall, I think it's a more interesting shot than the second - nice work



Jun 07, 2012 at 07:30 PM
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RonR2 wrote:
Number 2 for me - very nice arrangement.


Thanks Ron!



Jun 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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z06jim wrote:
Nicely done, the second is my pick.....


thanks Jim!



Jun 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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davidearls wrote:
Greg,

Like the comp and in-focus sharpness of the first, would prefer it with completely in-focus BG. Overall, I think it's a more interesting shot than the second - nice work


Thanks David. I'll work on getting one with an in-focus BG. Thanks for the suggestion!

Greg



Jun 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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Hmmm- having the background in #1 IN focus?
Well, since I almost never set up and photograph flowers, I confess I probably know little about it. But knowing nothing has never stopped me from commenting before,Greg , sooooo:
#1. My first reaction was that because of the busy nature of the Chinese screen, I'd prefer it to be WAY out of focus. Then I thought I'd like the flowers to be centered. I see no advantage of having them off-center. And I'd like the image straightened.
#2. I'd also center the flowers here, and straighten the lean .
Oh, Greg, I like both shots, and prefer the simplicity of the second.
$.02 worth of free opinions, and worth every penny .
Charlie



Jun 07, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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#2 is quite nice Greg!


Jun 07, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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Dont think the colors work well together in the first one. Second one is great. Cheers, Andrew


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lovely images Greg


Jun 08, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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For me , the bg in the first shot is competing with the flowers for attention while the bg in the second shot supports the flowers. However, I really like 2 g\Greg ~ Ron


Jun 08, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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You have me thinking on this one Greg. I may like a set up like the first if the screen was simpler, maybe a pattern rather than a picture. I do like the second but after seeing the first I kind of want to see something in the bg. I'm not sure any of that makes any sense I do like the flowers/arrangement, very pretty. The Peonies in my yard are just starting to bloom, maybe.....

Tim



Jun 08, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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Both are very good shots Greg. I prefer the simplicity of the second one. I agree with Tim, that the first would work better if the screen was not a print. However, still enjoyed both shots

Birdie



Jun 08, 2012 at 12:58 AM
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Charlie Shugart wrote:
Hmmm- having the background in #1 IN focus?
Well, since I almost never set up and photograph flowers, I confess I probably know little about it. But knowing nothing has never stopped me from commenting before,Greg , sooooo:
#1. My first reaction was that because of the busy nature of the Chinese screen, I'd prefer it to be WAY out of focus. Then I thought I'd like the flowers to be centered. I see no advantage of having them off-center. And I'd like the image straightened.
#2. I'd also center the flowers here, and straighten the lean .
Oh, Greg, I like both
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Charlie, your $.02 is like inflation from the 50's...worth thousands now! I keep looking at the vase for the tilt, but honestly, I don't see it. My wife and I moved recently and our new place has room for the Asian divider that her Dad dragged over from the Philippines when he was in the Navy and was in the garage at the old place, so I thought I would try it as a BG. Perhaps another subject would work better, but nonetheless, it works well as a place to drape a drop cloth!

As far as centering is concerned...well, shit, I'm damned if I do, and damned if I don't!

As always, thanks for your honest feedback!

Greg



Jun 08, 2012 at 03:00 AM
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KCollett wrote:
#2 is quite nice Greg!


Thanks Ken!



Jun 08, 2012 at 03:01 AM
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Andrwe Bazeley wrote:
Dont think the colors work well together in the first one. Second one is great. Cheers, Andrew


Thanks Andrew!



Jun 08, 2012 at 03:01 AM
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kmunroe wrote:
lovely images Greg


Thank you sir!




Jun 08, 2012 at 03:01 AM
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
You have me thinking on this one Greg. I may like a set up like the first if the screen was simpler, maybe a pattern rather than a picture. I do like the second but after seeing the first I kind of want to see something in the bg. I'm not sure any of that makes any sense I do like the flowers/arrangement, very pretty. The Peonies in my yard are just starting to bloom, maybe.....

Tim


Huh? ! I'm starting to think the divider isn't working so well but is. How's that for confusion! I'll just keep playing with it to see if it will work! Hope those Peonies pop up tall and proud for you pal!

Greg



Jun 08, 2012 at 03:03 AM
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surfnron wrote:
For me , the bg in the first shot is competing with the flowers for attention while the bg in the second shot supports the flowers. However, I really like 2 g\Greg ~ Ron


Thanks Ron. I think the BG on the first was a miss....!

Greg



Jun 08, 2012 at 03:04 AM
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