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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:58 pm

some more play with light..and softness
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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:19 am

Psjunkie wrote:
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some more play with light..and softness
Love the flower and the light. If you don't mind that there's lack of detail, it works. If you do mind, then you may wanta retrieve some. It made me a little sad to see it, because it reminded me a lot of Matt's white flower series this time last year.

I may have to play with this one pushing the softness even further. You've got a nice sharp center, which gives you a starting point. For me, the center has to be sharp, or the lead petal, giving an anchor point. You have that.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:22 am

I'd be happy to see your view..and wouldn't have posted if I'd realized it would bring out memories..

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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:36 am

about flowers - just thinking.. they are delicate, they feel soft. This has a harshness and parts are OOF rather than soft. I am thinking it needs to be tender, light, airy. Less contrast, perhaps high key, perhaps low key, but less contrast. . I think..

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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:42 am

Thank you Piet I've yet to ever post a decent flower...

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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:46 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:42 am
Thank you Piet I've yet to ever post a decent flower...
I'm going to try to shoot some this spring and give it a shot to see if I am right about all this softness stuff... Flowers are frigging hard to get into complete focus, since they are so shapely, probably a processing style that is artsy could help. Anyway, I will share the journey with you - I am planning a flower shooting rampage...

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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:13 am

I might've cropped it further if it was a larger image. It looks like some kind of magnolia. If it is, my best outcomes have been almost side views, with just a little downward if any. Their petals are so danged long that you can't get inside them the way you can with other flowers.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:16 am

I like it a lot...you're magic with those textures....thanks for playing..

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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:30 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:16 am
I like it a lot...you're magic with those textures....thanks for playing..
It was all done in NIK silver efex.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:32 am

Ahhh, I get it..

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