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Clematis Cottage

Created using E-510 with 7-14mm @ 7mm. Processed purely in ACR4.5 with effects provided by a Wow! plug-in.
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Re: Clematis Cottage

I like it - but I'm not sure if this is the best treatment of the subject. There is an awful lot of gloomy space behind/around the central flower which means my eyes really don't have anywhere to go,

I wonder if a bit more extreme/idealised image lightening up some of the green and giving a hefty punch of colour to some of the smaller flowerheads might work. Sort of HDR/tone mapped.

Just musing really

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Re: Clematis Cottage

Perhaps calling it Honeysuckle Cottage?

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Re: Clematis Cottage

FWIW the place's real name is Geordies Bothy, but I've no idea who Geordie was! But there's certainly no Geordies round the door!
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No Clematis either by the look of it
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Re: Clematis Cottage

Oops
That's why I'm not Head Gardener!
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Re: Clematis Cottage

Nice shot! It reminds of the 'zoom burst' technique that seemed popular back in the '80's.
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Re: Clematis Cottage

It's a very nice shot and draws the attention immediately. The colours are nice and rich with a good degree of sharpness. Don't know why you put the subject smack in the centre but it seems to work.
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Re: Clematis Cottage

It's the rebel in me - breaking the rule of thirds

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Don't know why you put the subject smack in the centre but it seems to work.
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Re: Clematis Cottage

With such a creative lens you simply have to cast all "rules" to the wind and go for it in a completely different way.

Good idea but I have to agree the "gloomyness" is off putting.

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