Proud

posted October 9th, 2012
I love the photo I took today, I think because I worked to get the photo I really wanted. Anyway, it's the sort of thing I'd want on canvas on my wall and I would really like people to critique it for me (positive and negative).

It is so personal what people like and dislike in a picture. It's not often I take something that I'm really happy with though.

posted October 9th, 2012
i can only see glory corrine. love this
posted October 9th, 2012
@wardie Thank you for making me smile, I shall bask in the glory.
posted October 9th, 2012
I love the colours/textures and the composition. Great shot.
posted October 9th, 2012
@aslessknownsu Thank you.
posted October 9th, 2012
Absolutely wonderful picture. I'd have it on my wall too! x
posted October 9th, 2012
@steviemichelle Thank you.

I'm nervously waiting now for someone to come along and say it's a bit rubbish. I took it using the macro filter which I'm just getting the hang of.
posted October 9th, 2012
You should be proud, the ones you work for are the very best! And when an image matches your vision, it's even better! I know what you mean when you mention how an image strikes people differently; in my case I would have loved this image yesterday because I was in a calm, easy mood. Today, the brighter images appeal to me, so I would like this even more if it had more light. Technically though, I really like your depth of field and the crisp veins in the petals; and how the far edge of the flower drifts off into bokeh-land; very nice!
posted October 9th, 2012
nice work!!
posted October 9th, 2012
I would like to see the DOF a little deeper, so there is more definition to the leaves and petals that aren't in the absolute front of the flower. That being said, I'm glad it's not so deep that everything is in focus and the focus of the photo gets lost or overwhelmed.

Color and textures look very good. This would look nice on Canvas or another textured type of material.
posted October 9th, 2012
@scuffer nice work!! it's beautiful.

You should be proud and to heck with ANYONE who would call it rubbish. I've liberated myself from other people's senseless criticisms.

A constructive critique...that is a different story.
posted October 9th, 2012
@grizzlysghost Thanks, I moved it to a window afterwards but didn't take this angle again, I will try it again tomorrow
@jtrudell Thank you!
@shadesofgrey I could try it with my 50mm lens as it has a smaller f-stop, would beinteresting to try. Thank you.
posted October 9th, 2012
@jtrudell Haha, thank you. I still have those nerves of wondering if what I take is good enough.
posted October 9th, 2012
@scuffer , it's beautiful! you should be proud!
posted October 9th, 2012
@paulaag Thank you!
posted October 9th, 2012
Print it large and hang it on the wall, Corinne - I know I would.
posted October 9th, 2012
@automaticslim Thank you, I will do (whether the boys in my house like it or not!)
posted October 9th, 2012
@scuffer - no-one is going to say that! (And if they do, they're wrong) :P
posted October 9th, 2012
@steviemichelle Thanks (must rein in the paranoia) ;)
posted October 9th, 2012
love it, I'd hang it on my wall. Job well done!
posted October 9th, 2012
I could not critique this on any technical aspect as I know next to nothing about such things but I do know that the image would look fantastic blown-up and hanging on a wall. Striking and modern.
posted October 10th, 2012
@grizzlysghost I second Aaron's well written compliments and critique.
posted October 10th, 2012
Normally I prefer to see the whole subject and not have it cut off by the edge of the frame but in this case it works quite well. The only improvement I would suggest would be to have a darker background, I think that would make it pop more. Overall an excellent shot though!
posted October 10th, 2012
It’s funny how many differing opinions you get! Personally, I like fact that it’s cut off as it gives it a more abstract and modern feel. I also like the shallow dof. That’s my personal taste and you’ll see that style throughout my project. It’s a wonderful photo and even more so because you love it.
posted October 10th, 2012
I can see this one a canvas...it would be so beautiful. wow I love it.
posted October 10th, 2012
You did an amazing job on this. Definitely one to be blown up big and put on the wall!!
posted October 10th, 2012
Mel
I was thinking what Aaron said, but he said it so well that I will thirdeded what he said :) @grizzlysghost @rockinrobyn
posted October 10th, 2012
Love your point of view and focus! Composition is wonderful!
posted October 10th, 2012
Amazing job, frame it and hanging it on my living room wall!
posted October 10th, 2012
I have a flower detail that when I saw it I knew I wanted it big on my wall. Took me a while to get it up there, but now every time I see it, it gives me a little jolt of happiness. I say go for it! It's gorgeous!
posted October 10th, 2012
It is a great photo, well done.
posted October 10th, 2012
This could be something that I would buy and love to hang on my wall. So much happiness. Because you asked for criticism too, I might have had it a tad bit brighter, although I've just looked at my own project in the last week and almost all my shots are underexposed.
posted October 10th, 2012
A Really Brilliant Photo, Well done!
posted October 10th, 2012
Gorgeous! You should be proud!
posted October 10th, 2012
I'm in no position to critique your image. I just want to express my admiration for having the skill to plan and then achieve the result. My style is that of a fisherman, cast a net (take lots of images) and sort through them.

Well done and I really like what you've achieved.
posted October 10th, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous!!
posted October 10th, 2012
Thank you everyone for the kind words, it has really brightened my morning (I had a tough day yesterday and work up feeling incredibly low again). Coming here and reading such positivity really helps. I shall play around with some of the ideas suggested.

posted October 10th, 2012
It's beautiful! I don't think I'd change anything about it.... except... PRINT IT ON CANVAS ;) lol I printed my first 2 a few weeks ago and it was such an awesome feeling opening them up and looking at them... mine, my shots... on canvas! It's great :) I gave one as a gift and the other was for me :)
posted October 10th, 2012
@ozziehoffy Thank you, it is lovely getting them printed, I've only had one put on canvas before and I love it, it's hanging in our dining room. It's this one and my teenage son still doesn't believe that I took it!

posted October 10th, 2012
@scuffer Oh what a beautiful shot! That must look amazing printed :) I got a BW one and a flower.
posted October 10th, 2012
@ozziehoffy Thank you, it was a bit of a lucky shot, she popped her head up at just the right moment!
posted October 10th, 2012
I also took another sunflower photo, I tried a dark background and some more light (not so easy on a very dark day) but I quite like the result. I'd like some more detail of the inside of the flower but this is the closest I could get with my lens.

posted October 10th, 2012
I think it's a fantastic photo - I would be proud of it too if I were the photographer! Enlarge and frame for sure!
posted October 17th, 2012
Very pretty, creative composition. Makes interesting the transition from stem to flower!
posted October 19th, 2012
Don't get me wrong, it is very good. But I will say that for me I found the overly shallow DOF a bit distracting. My eyes wanted to find some clarity to grasp on to. That being said, from a person who usually dislikes flower pictures, I would consider purchasing this one. All in all, rather good.
posted October 19th, 2012
@victorypuzzle @dlos Thank you.

@circaus Thank you, I admit I do like a very shallow DOF.
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