Sunset Rose Shot


greyhoundman

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 22:16
I think I do better with evening shots. The color is good, and almost glows.




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Utopia Poppy

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 22:26
A lovely shot, great light, and a perfect rose too. Is it a rose plant or from a bunch of flowers? Only all the roses I've seen lately are finishing flowering.

Back to the photo - I really like it. The only critism I have is the foliage in the background bottom right. I wonder whether the shot would be improved with a completely dark background? Just a thought.
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greyhoundman

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 22:51
Real rose from my garden. Here in the US roses are going strong.

I'll have to play with removing the leaves.

greyhoundman

Link Posted 30/06/2009 - 23:03
OK, here is a copy with leaves removed.


paullucas

Link Posted 01/07/2009 - 01:24
I would go with a tighter crop and lose the black at the bottom.
Nice and tight so that the green leaf goes as well. Then you are left with that lovely red.
The black, to me, spoils you shot as it does nothing for it

Paul

Rees

Link Posted 02/07/2009 - 11:49
Beautiful composition from the rose and superb from the photographer, I feel your composition with the leaves intact adds a certain quality to your image.
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
Kind Regards,
Rees

paullucas

Link Posted 02/07/2009 - 13:59
Rees wrote:
Beautiful composition from the rose and superb from the photographer, I feel your composition with the leaves intact adds a certain quality to your image.

Actually agree with Rees, the top shot looks better with the green. I was referring to the 2nd altered shot. There is to much black in that. The 1st image looks much better.


Paul

Lance B

Link Posted 02/07/2009 - 14:03
Absolutely stunning!! I think I like the first one better.
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johnriley

Link Posted 02/07/2009 - 14:12
I think the first shot, but with the bottom crop just underneath the green leaf. To my eyes that looks much better.

Otherwise, excellent shot, nice and simple and plenty of impact.
Best regards, John

greyhoundman

Link Posted 02/07/2009 - 15:02
A little green left, bottom cropped. Look better?


johnriley

Link Posted 02/07/2009 - 15:05
I think so.
Best regards, John

greyhoundman

Link Posted 02/07/2009 - 15:22
Thank you.
I'm contemplating a few rose shots for the fall contest here.
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