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05-06-2018, 06:11 PM - 7 Likes   #1
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Still life with orchids
Lens: 50 mm FA f2.8 macro Camera: Pentax K 5II ISO: 100 Aperture: F16 

Here is a photo of my orchids. There is of course some post procesding manipulation.
Any critique is welcomed.
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05-06-2018, 06:37 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sevilla Quote
Here is a photo of my orchids. There is of course some post procesding manipulation.
Any critique is welcomed.
It's obvious, but the question is whether you wanted to achieve that particular result or did you come by chance? I can say, that globally the photo and the pastel shades reminds
some painters, the first one that comes to my mind is Degas. So you have a nice background to support. Well good, now you have a heavy legacy on your shoulders, right?

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I agree with Maw on Degas... I find the final result very pleasing. It's all that matters in an image! It's all about how it makes you, and everybody else feel... I think you just got two thumbs up!
Good work!
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Thank you, although no ballerinas orchids follow their own music. I love to grow them and have a few and they make a marvelous photo subject.
PS: I used Affinity Photo, and my goal is to give a painting feeling to my photo.


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Try a darker background to have the flowers stand out more.
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Don't try a darker background, keep it just as it is the flowers stand out just fine.
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Really nice job, don't make any more adjustments.
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Don't try a darker background, keep it just as it is the flowers stand out just fine.
Yeah, we wouldn't want to try to improve a perfect work now would we. Your being a seasoned pro, we should go with your word.

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Here is a photo of my orchids. There is of course some post procesding manipulation.
Any critique is welcomed.
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my folks had paintings a lot like this when I was a kid, this is a great shot of the flowers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sevilla Quote
Here is a photo of my orchids. There is of course some post procesding manipulation.
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I like the muted light/color mood and find it intriguing that the orchids are introduced in a flipped way. Well done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sevilla Quote
Here is a photo of my orchids. There is of course some post procesding manipulation.
Any critique is welcomed.
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You do it quite well.
07-12-2018, 08:18 AM   #12
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I cannot suggest anything to change...well done.
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If you meant to give it a painting-like feel, you've succeeded. This is great!
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Love the translucence brought out by the lighting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sevilla Quote
Here is a photo of my orchids.
Lovely image! Thanks for posting
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