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Looking for improvement This is the e-group critique board. If you post a picture here it will be assumed that you are looking for comprehensive technical feedback - both good and bad, but always respectful. Only post pictures here if you can deal with potentially negative constructive criticism. Anyone is qualified to comment and post feedback, and everyone is encouraged to do so. NB: "Looking for Improvement" is the place to post any pictures you would like advice on improving, no matter how bad you might think they are.

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Old 27th November 2011
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An Orchid

A bit of a change from photographing inside gasholders.
Playing in the conservatory.
I think I got it right.



What do you think?
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Re: An Orchid

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What do you think?
I think it's better than anything I've ever managed!
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Re: An Orchid

lovely, do share how you got the isolation so good
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Re: An Orchid

Lovely shot
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Re: An Orchid

Haven't had the opoortunity to be on the forum much of late so missed this until now.

To answer the question "what do you think" is really simple. I love it.

Really like this style of clean simple shot where the star is the subject. The background works so well with this.

Super stuff.

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Re: An Orchid

Many thanks.

The technical side.
I initially tried to shoot with the sun on the flowers but the shadows were way too harsh.
The backdrop is a kingsize white bedsheet which I keep in a poly bag. The sheet is crumpled.
The flowers were placed approx. a metre in front of the backdrop.
To calm the light on the flowers I held my Lastolite reflector in diffuse mode above the flowers which gave them a nice soft light. I also placed them perpendicular to the lens so that they would all be sharp, the backdrop out of focus to hide the crumples.
I then spot metered for the flowers and the rest takes care of itself.
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Re: An Orchid

Great technique and lighting! I'm debating with myself whether I would like to see the flowers in the upper left corner more individually, but as a former orchid grower I know this is how Phalaenopsis grows and removing flowers is out of the question! Love the exposure.
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Re: An Orchid

Its a change to see these against a white background, they always seem to be black. It certainly stands out
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Re: An Orchid

Yep! The white background does it for me too. Would, I think look nice framed as a canvas.
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Yep! The white background does it for me too. Would, I think look nice framed as a canvas.
Yes I agree with Wally ! Canvas !
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Re: An Orchid

I think the Canvas suggestion is a good one and as an alternative to printing perhaps a simple overlay on a textured layer would be a pleasing enhancement, Duncan.
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