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Old June 9th, 2013, 03:02 PM
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The color combination was awkward. It was easy to isolate what tonal values I needed for the color rendition, but they didn't want to translate the same way in monochrome.

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Old June 11th, 2013, 04:28 AM
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I am very "poor" on images of flowers ...

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Old June 11th, 2013, 04:50 AM
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And yet...
(must fine-tune split-toning !!!)

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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:57 AM
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However... some hours later and some work ...

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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:19 PM
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However... some hours later and some work ...

These are very sensual, Antonio. I find them very beautiful!
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:47 PM
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Old June 11th, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Old June 11th, 2013, 06:30 PM
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I am very "poor" on images of flowers ...



Poor? Then you don't know your blessings!

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Old June 12th, 2013, 01:44 AM
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Perhaps I don't Asher ... LOL

Here there is a nice collection of B&W flowers... Jack and Chis just posted some great images for example !
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Old June 14th, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Old June 14th, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Oh oh ! Well doen Chris !! ...
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Old June 14th, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Thank you. I am currently updating a Day Lily farm that boasts over 1,500 varieties of Day Lilies. It's mostly all work but on occasion, I sneak a few art shots to keep my sanity.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Chris Heilman : Sunflower
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Old December 19th, 2013, 10:47 PM
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Dark Wonder: A Day Lily by Chris Calohan


Chris, I missed this beauty! I absolutely love it and am not ashamed to be so effusive.

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Old December 19th, 2013, 10:51 PM
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Chris,

It's really unique and almost aristocratic and haughty as you have it! Such a giant platform for the insects but really short petals around it. This is not what the flower stores in Los Angeles tend to show, LOL!


But this is exactly how I remember sunflowers when I grew up in London. Just like the one here. My mother tended a whole bed of them and they grew 6 ft tall. My mother checked every day to see the flowers opening and waiting for them all to be in full bloom. One day, my father came in the kitchen with a set of pruning shears, proudly announcing that he has dealt with those giant weeds once and for all!


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Old December 20th, 2013, 03:02 AM
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What a cool memory Asher. And thank you for the observations. Not ready for LA ... Heh.

I watched this particular flower appear in a week:
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Old June 14th, 2015, 01:35 AM
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These are really beautiful images. I feel out of my depth - which may be a good thing.
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Old June 14th, 2015, 05:00 AM
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Old June 14th, 2015, 05:57 AM
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Well... I have done this one just to show here.
I think it is a bit too dense, don't you ?
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Old June 14th, 2015, 07:38 AM
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Hi Antonio,

yep, the flowers do not really separate themselves from the background ...
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Old June 14th, 2015, 07:52 AM
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Indeed Wolfgang. A bad work !
How about this one ? Kind of statement about countries submitted to certain powers...
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Old June 14th, 2015, 08:19 AM
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Something not so depressing...


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Old June 14th, 2015, 09:12 AM
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An Asiatic Lily in monochrome.
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Old June 14th, 2015, 09:19 AM
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Antonio Hi!
I super like the second photograph. It has such a great metaphor surrounding it! Almost a cemetery look and feel to it- but somehow a remembered emotion. Looks like an overlay…is it?

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Old June 14th, 2015, 03:44 PM
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Michaela your images is great but perhaps you need to sharpen the stamens so they get a more important part of the image and so, enhance the DOF.
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Carlotte. This photograph is a poor essay of mines. That day I bought a bouket to photograph and participate here. For the time being I did not get "decent" results.

That day I also took some photographs of flowers on the selling point. This is one of them. Here is the original. I am not sure but don't think these flowers were to send to the cemetery...

The light in the market is very good as it comes from above, very difused.

Thank you for the enthusiasm and comment !

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Old June 14th, 2015, 04:20 PM
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An Asiatic Lily in monochrome.
Of course this is beautiful, Micharla. You have taken an even handed approach to the flower's elements. It works in your composition. I did pretty much the same as you in the opening post #1, above, of this now wonderful thread.

Still, there are, nevertheless, a lot more choices to consider! There can be brighter and darker parts and also some can be sharper! Just options, not directions or expressions of shortcomings!

As a reference to what's possible, see Chris Calohan's "Dark Wonder"! Works like that certainly make me want to get the very most out of the presentation options available. It's easier with a dark flower where lighting a part can be dramatic. With white flowers, it's possible too, but somewhat harder!

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Old June 14th, 2015, 04:22 PM
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Another one from the mentioned session.

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Another one from the mentioned session.

Yes, Sir, this one is great!
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