Dead flower

Photo Information
24/02/2015 - 10:21Rwscholte
CategoryStill Life
Shutter SpeedN/A
Focal LengthN/A


Link Posted 24/02/2015 - 11:08
I like your idea behind this work...but I should have preferred a vertical compo. In your work flower in not only dead but even stragled in the upper right corner...using a vertical frame your work should have had more room and "breath"on the upper part. Good idea a black helps eyes for stacking different planes and gives back an useful colour contrast. Sorry for my words and I hope not to offend you.


Link Posted 24/02/2015 - 12:34
I can see what Giulio is saying, but on the other hand this composition give the feeling of being on ones own and neglected, so I guess it down to what you wanted to achieve


Link Posted 24/02/2015 - 13:11
I tend to agree with Guilio. Its a good idea but I would have removed the flower and placed it on a horizontal surface and photographed it from there. That way you could reposition the flower head and stalk to make several different compositions. Anyway that's just my own view, I'm sure others would disagree.
Best wishes


Link Posted 24/02/2015 - 17:29
Thank you all for your useful comments. My idea of placing the flower way out of the center was to reinforce the idea of sadness/loneliness. Maybe a bit to much.....
(Did I mention I used artificial lights?)
Last Edited by Rwscholte on 24/02/2015 - 18:05


Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 00:04
It does look sad and lonely in that corner but it would be even better with a little bit more room at the top and bottom.
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Link Posted 25/02/2015 - 05:50
davidwozhere wrote:
It does look sad and lonely in that corner but it would be even better with a little bit more room at the top and bottom.

I really like where you were going with this. The black background reinforces the the sad, lonley theme. I perhaps would have placed the background material under the vase of flowers as well so the whole frame would be engulfed in black. Good concept though.
Cheers...Donna 😊


Link Posted 26/02/2015 - 01:03
All the above and EXTREMELY well thought out - Special image (I like the crop too!) t
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau


Link Posted 21/10/2021 - 13:04
Great post!!!

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