View Full Version : ~*Critique these flowers pleez*~
09-11-2005, 10:47 PM
i was wundering whats the best way to take that little black stringy thing outa there. seems a little distracting. to the left ive got my shadow showin up. id love yur comments! thanx
and this ones
09-12-2005, 01:32 AM
Hi and welcome to the zo.
This is the critique section, so here it is..
The "yella" one:
The fact that the flower is on the side is fine but you might think of showing us all of it if possible. The Depth of field is good but I think that the subject could be a little sharper. Also regarding the fact that the subject is not centerd - that calls for an intersting background that compliments the subject, but here you have your shadow ( I asssume it's you), that is distracting. The flower itself is overshadowed.
Try to reposition yourself to let more sunlight in or use a fill flash or both.
The Blue one:
This is a better photo, better: lighting, general exposure, a sharper image.
Here I would concentrate on the main flower and leave the one on the bottom out of the photo (or have both of them in equaly). The DOF here is fine too.
I hope that this helps and that I didn't sound overly "constructive".
Keep them coming
09-12-2005, 04:39 AM
Hi - I would trying cloning to get rid of the black stringy thing on the yellow flower. Good luck! - Krista
09-12-2005, 09:10 AM
yeah i was trying to use the rule of thirds with the yeller one but i geuss its not the greatest for flowers. i didnt shoot it straight on cause it seemed a little boring, i'll try fitting the whole flower in next time. the blue one, could i just crop it? to take off the bottom flower? or would it be enough to blur it out like the rest? ok, i'll try cloning. at first i zoomed to the pixels and tried coloring it orange and then bluring it. but i zoomed out and it looked like a smudge. ok thank you both. i'll try it all and post my results.
09-12-2005, 02:42 PM
ok. heres them again. im not so shure about the painses though, it seems like the blured background isnt consistant. i wanted to put the other flowers in the backgraound. so i was focusing on just one. u know? ive edited:
09-12-2005, 03:28 PM
Good job cloning out the stringy thing!
09-12-2005, 03:59 PM
thanx. i started to clone out the shadow 2 but duh, i coulda just brightened it. so thats wut i did.
09-17-2005, 09:13 AM
That is a great job editing out the stringy thing, the best way though is to see it when you first take the picture, and then do a little pre-editing. As you take more and more pictures, you will find yourself noticing things like that at the time of capture, always look at the whole picture, watch what's in the background, foreground. If you can it is usuallly best to do the croping first. That way if you get something you like, you have more to work with when it comes time for printing. As for the composition, the same goes practice practice practice practice makes better. When I first started taking pictures I got some really lucky shots that came out great. I didn't know why I liked them so much, or how to get the same effect in my other pics. I still can't get it the first time, but it seems that I can tell when I won't like the composition. That's why I love digital so much. With my 1 gig card I can get at least 300 pictures, at no cost. What a great learning tool. If I try all kinds of different angles I should be able to get one that comes out good. I hope this helps, and isn't to much, I don't really consider myself a photographer, just a guy with a camera and a love fpr great pictures. Keep on clicking
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