Last Roses this Year


terje-l

Link Posted 16/11/2008 - 22:28
This is one of the last roses this autumn, shot in my garden with the K200D and the 18-55mm AL II kit lens.

This is the original shot:



This is the finished crop:



Would appreciate advise on the crop selection and on the picture in general. Thank you.
Best regards
Terry

K20D, Optio I10, DA 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 AL II, A 1:1.7/50, D FA 1:2.8/100 Macro, Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Pentax AF 360FGZ

Mannesty

Link Posted 16/11/2008 - 22:54
I think your crop selection is OK. The green background is not ideal for me.

To save cropping and perhaps capture more detail, why not get closer to the subject?
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hefty1

Link Posted 16/11/2008 - 23:12
I'm a fan of square crops and I think you made the right selection in this case. I'm not a huge fan of the green background either but sometimes you just have to work with what you have - the focus and depth of field look spot on though.
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f248

Link Posted 16/11/2008 - 23:30
Original shots, the best for my.
Better successful Composition.

Regards
f248
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terje-l

Link Posted 17/11/2008 - 11:11
Thank you, guys.

As far as the background is concerned, well, that's the colour of my lawn. Not much to do about that, I'm afraid.
Best regards
Terry

K20D, Optio I10, DA 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 AL II, A 1:1.7/50, D FA 1:2.8/100 Macro, Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Pentax AF 360FGZ

Mannesty

Link Posted 17/11/2008 - 22:43
terje-l wrote:
Thank you, guys.

As far as the background is concerned, well, that's the colour of my lawn. Not much to do about that, I'm afraid.

In true panto fashion . . . oh yes there is.

Most stationers carry card stock in a variety of colours.
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fatspider

Link Posted 17/11/2008 - 22:52
Quote:
In true panto fashion . . . oh yes there is.

if you want decking or concrete

As for the pic, photographic judges will tell you that the bud on the left (in the original) will lead the eye out of the picture so the crop was the right thing to do. I dont mind the green, as long as I dont have to mow it I'm happy.

I think the only thing that spoils this is that out of focus reddish leaf behind the bud, should have pruned that before you snapped this
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terje-l

Link Posted 18/11/2008 - 11:02
Thanks again for your comments.

I see some don't like the green background, even suggesting coloured cards to change it. I can understand that when shooting indoors, or against a brick wall. But when you can have nature's own colours as a backdrop, I personally don't see any reason to change it.

And with the (imho) nice bokeh, I don't feel the green lawn is distracting.

But I do agree with you, impotentspider, the reddish branch should have been removed.
Best regards
Terry

K20D, Optio I10, DA 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 AL II, A 1:1.7/50, D FA 1:2.8/100 Macro, Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Pentax AF 360FGZ
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