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Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by The Barbarian, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. The Barbarian

    The Barbarian Well-Known Member

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  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That’s rather sad! The white background of the iPad I’m looking with does it no favours and makes the lower left triangle and shadows underneath look rather murky. Printed, with a dark mount and well lit, I think it would be effective.
  3. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    What's the surfact that this is on? In some areas it is reflecting back more light than the rose is and I'm finding the surface texture/dust marks very distracting. There's also a small triangle of something creeping into the top left corner which really has no excuse for being there. I'm going to guess that this was hand held because the sharpest bits of the rose don't seem to be all *that* sharp. If you don't have a tripod, at least try to find something you can balance the camera on - a stool or even a suitcase if you have one handy can work well. I like the murkiness and I like where the flower head is in the frame. I think I'd cut off the stalk though.
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  4. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Might be better in mono.
  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    You have the edge of the table top left and I don't think the lighting angle from about 2 o'clock is best. 4 o'clock probably better. There are a few hotspots in the lighter areas that detract. Table is rather messy and I think it needs to be more neutral and less a part of the pic. Worth having more stabs at.
  6. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    very depressing.....
  7. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    In spite of everything mentioned above, mainly the background, there is something about it I like.
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  8. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Certainly and table-top is far more difficult than people think. With everything under your control, the demands are somehow higher.
  9. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    rather like the Victorians were rather partial to shots of dead game and such like.
  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well with 2 min exposure times, they couldn't have it flapping about too much ;)
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    So do I.
  12. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    The lighting and colours remind me of an old oil painting - I would be tempted to tone down the colour intensity of the rose and see if you prefer the result.
  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    It certainly makes it an "authentic" shot and not a studio setup.
  14. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed. There's something still beautiful about a dead/dying flower and the darkness suits it. Just needs tidying up.
  15. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Just needs a table that isn't so reflective - get the sander out!:p
  16. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I don't want to not comment and give you the impression I haven't seen this. I like the picture, but echo pretty much what everyone's said, the table and bright left corner detract from what could have been a really nice study.

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