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Lovely purple

Lovely purple
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Copyright: Rolanda De Beer (Rolanda) (215)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-10 0:07
Viewed: 573
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At the river, I see this lovely purple flowers...
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To andrei: HiRolanda 1 09-10 23:16
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Hi Rolanda,
I really dont mean to discredit you but this is a real " mik & druk" shot which really has no meaning or depth. As your title suggests you should have zoned in on the purple flower and shown its natural beauty with a bit of the surrounding creeper.

Hi Rolanda

Photography sometimes needs a little thought. You may have seen a lovely purple flower, but you haven't really captured it to it's fullest.
A little thought before you press the button.

I must agree with the sentiment of the previous posts.

I think what you saw were the beauty of the flowers in a totally neglected environment. By itself, this will be very striking and the observant artist will recognize the beauty and strangeness of the scene which you did. The question then is 'how to show this to the audience'. If you do have the opportunity, try to re-take the photo and look closely at the placement of the flowers within the picture. Try to get 3 flowers (triangles are always very strong shapes) more towards the centre (or even better, on the 1/3rd's). Then decide how much of the neglect to want to show, pick your best point of view and field depth (large aperture = smaller dof), ensure the light is right and take your picture (don't forget to focus!).

Best of luck with your future experiments.


Would have been better if the flowers faced the camera.

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