Charles Haacker wrote:Maybe not a true triptych, but I find it nearly impossible to pass by a flower without stopping to at least consider photographing it. Some of the artistry here on PhotoMENTORIS is so awesome as to be mildly intimidating, but I loves what I loves and there y'go.
Thanks, Linda. I was very attracted to that. Also, as I grow more and more accustomed to the RX-10 I find I have greater control over DOF and bokeh. I didn't think a mirrorless had a DOF preview, and maybe they do or not all do or something, but the RX-10, in live view all the time, I realized that as I open and close the aperture while watching in the EVF, I can see the DOF changing, although the brightness does not! In my old film SLR's (and DSLR's as well I expect) when you press the DOF preview lever it stops the lens down to working aperture, making the viewfinder more or less dark. Sure you can see the DOF... if you can see anything!LindaShorey wrote:Very cheerful! The light gray, rocky background makes a nice contrast.
Thanks, Matt. Yeah, I just shoot what I like the way I like, but sometimes I feel that I am no more than a competent mechanic.Matt Quinn wrote:Chuck, Agree: stuff on pM is awesome and intimidating indeed. And I share your yielding to the beauty around and abounding. These are indeed happy faces. Nicely done. Matt
Thanks, Min. That middle one is my favorite too, so much so that I am using it as the wallpaper behind my GMail. I got to philosophizing and suspect that humans have something in common with flowers: we come in all conceivable colors and each of us is unique in some way.minniev wrote:Lovely sunflowers, Chuck. If I had to pick a fave, it would be the middle one, with her slightly downcast face and just the right amount of contextual background to suit my personal taste. I agree that it is hard to walk by a flower, no matter how small or humble, without taking note, and if the camera's available. keeping a record of that fleeting beauty.
Thanks, Frank. I would never dare to compare, but Van Gogh painted so many sunflowers that he inspired other artists. I've photographed so many flowers since going digitally mad in 2007 that they have their own continually growing album on my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/gp/43619751@N06/kPdKyzPsjunkie wrote:The simple things...nice Chuck.
St3v3M wrote:There are times I think WOW, but more so, will I ever be that good and it inspires me to try harder, look deeper, and break all the rules. It can be daunting at times to see the images here, but I try to use them as a learning opportunity and find inspiration in each and every one of them. We all find our way!
I love the second the most. The other two are good, but I think it's the complimentary colors that really do it for me. Thank you for sharing these! S-
Charles Haacker wrote:Thanks, Steve! I like that second one best, too. For Pete's sake, I hope you're never "daunted" by anything I do! I'm just a fairly skilled mechanic.
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