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A Rose and a Misty Sky After Sundown
Lens: HD Pentax DA 16-85mm Camera: K-70 Photo Location: Neighbor's Garden-Sac. ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: angkymac, 12-21-2023, 03:56 PM

An attempt that I seldom try--high key.
This was well after sundown, and the rose seemed to glow a bit more than the sky--catching light rays from somewhere.
The image in-camera turned out a good bit darker than my eye saw it -- of course due to the camera's meter compensation for the light sky.
In post, I was able to bring it up to a brightness I wanted.
One of my questions has to do with high key detail--how much is normally thought good?
If the image is not enjoyable to your eye, or, if you would merely like something altered--let me know of a suggestion; it's a very new learning curve for me.
(Look at the image in Flickr to see better detail.)
Angky


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Oh My!! This is one very beautiful Floral Portrait. Quite a treat and very many thanks for posting. )

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Oh My!! This is one very beautiful Floral Portrait. Quite a treat and very many thanks for posting. )

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Thank you, Tony!
I'm glad to know your perspective on it.
I was "wading around in waters I know nothing about" on this image.
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Good composition and nicely captured

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I think you did a good job bringing out the glow In the bloom, especially at the petal edges. There is plenty of detail in the image but it is not as prominent in a high key image. I can't offer much assistance in the type of photography as it is not my forte.
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Good composition and nicely captured
Thank you, sir!
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeNArk Quote
I think you did a good job bringing out the glow In the bloom, especially at the petal edges. There is plenty of detail in the image but it is not as prominent in a high key image. I can't offer much assistance in the type of photography as it is not my forte.
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Thank you for your input!
High key is definitely not my forte either.
But your observations are valuable to help my improvement.
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12-23-2023, 08:14 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by angkymac Quote
An attempt that I seldom try--high key.
This was well after sundown, and the rose seemed to glow a bit more than the sky--catching light rays from somewhere.
The image in-camera turned out a good bit darker than my eye saw it -- of course due to the camera's meter compensation for the light sky.
In post, I was able to bring it up to a brightness I wanted.
One of my questions has to do with high key detail--how much is normally thought good?
If the image is not enjoyable to your eye, or, if you would merely like something altered--let me know of a suggestion; it's a very new learning curve for me.
(Look at the image in Flickr to see better detail.)
Angky

Nice image .

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Nice image .
Thank you.
I'm glad you appreciated it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by angkymac Quote
An attempt that I seldom try--high key.
This was well after sundown, and the rose seemed to glow a bit more than the sky--catching light rays from somewhere.
The image in-camera turned out a good bit darker than my eye saw it -- of course due to the camera's meter compensation for the light sky.
In post, I was able to bring it up to a brightness I wanted.
One of my questions has to do with high key detail--how much is normally thought good?
If the image is not enjoyable to your eye, or, if you would merely like something altered--let me know of a suggestion; it's a very new learning curve for me.
(Look at the image in Flickr to see better detail.)
Angky

A very nice natural lightning floral composition, especially the soft sun light over the petals.
Many thanks for posting Angky.
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12-25-2023, 10:29 PM   #10
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A very nice natural lightning floral composition, especially the soft sun light over the petals.
Many thanks for posting Angky.
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I'm glad to read your evaluation, Loris.
The light was a very diffused light coming just from the lighted sky after the sun had left; I think that was what made the image work.
Thanks for your note!
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