what do you think of this picture??

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by manuel_j._mora, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. The background is reasonably blurred but the sharply focused grass blades to the left are very distracting, particularly the one which cuts downwards at 45 degrees. I would just crop them out.
    The three grouped flowers are the heart of the image, the fourth one to the left is again, distracting, and could have been removed or bent aside to form a stronger, simpler composition - although I would leave the buds in as they help the picture to tell a story.
    By the way I wouldn't describe this as a landscape.
  2. Gup

    Gup Gup

    By the way I wouldn't describe this as a landscape.​
    I agree, perhaps better posted in the Nature forum.
  3. I'd sort it into the macro forum under the loose definition of macro there and in rangefinder reality.
    Anyhow: I like it. - all flowers in focus is an unusual thing. - The framing tells: "Somebody thought about composition"
    I still don't know what to do with an image in that shape. - Print it around a coffee mug? Or nail it on the ceiling above a dentist's chair? For unknown reasons I feel no urge to put it on a wall. It might work as a layout element.
  4. The saturation level and hue in the green grass is too monochrome (one hue of green) to the point it gives an unnatural graphic art feel overall.
    Might want to use a combination of ACR/LR's Split Tone, HSL and white balance adjusts to add a variety of natural looking greens.
  5. I like that the flowers on the right and the leaves on the left are in focus, but the central leaves are out of focus. It forces your eyes to dart back and forth, rather than concentrate on one static in-focus position. I might try cropping out some out of focus leaves on the right to accentuate the effect.
  6. I like the contrast but agree with Jochen that it would be more dramatic by cropping down to just a few of the flowers. This is a great example of how our eyes deceive us. When we look at a small isolated object amidst a bland background our brains tend to amplify the small object. It is the predator in us. We pick out targets and focus on them in our 3D world. But when rendered to 2D in photography that small subject becomes much less important to our eyes and brain. Flowers in particular are notoriously difficult to represent in an image in a way that captures our attention. For subject like this you cannot be too close.

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