- March 6, 2019 at 5:23 pm #394035
I have had a camera in my hands since I was 8 years old. So, I have been looking through a variety of viewfinders for nearly 69 years. A bit over four years ago I was invited to enroll in a 3 year professional photography program at Peru's leading photography school. I completed a year and a half when I realized that there are other things far more important in my life (traveling and grandchildren) that being a full time student was depriving me of. Nonetheless, it reignited my passion.
I now spend 70-80% of time photographing or working in the digital darkroom. In addition to my I-Phone I don't leave home without my Lumix ZS70.
Awakened two mornings ago to this beauty. Created with Sony AR and 24-70mm at f:3.5.
Comments and critiques always welcome.
- March 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm #394036
Good to have you on board Stephen. A lovely introductory image as well.
- March 6, 2019 at 8:50 pm #394056
Pin sharp, great Bokeo,wrong position in the frame ;(
This image, I believe needs to be flipped 180 deg to put the flower in the top RH corner.
We (in the West) read top to bottom and left to right which means your eye naturally moves across the empty space beside the flower, to the heart of the subject. Not as is shown, going straight to the subject and moving across into the space beside it.
Not a hard and fast rule, but does apply in general, as in any subjective topic!
- March 7, 2019 at 12:14 am #394087
This really looks good Stephen, thanks for sharing and welcome to your place!
- March 7, 2019 at 12:30 am #394096
- March 7, 2019 at 12:55 am #394102
@fotografodeparque Hi Stephen, welcome to the forums and good to have you here. That's a beautiful image of the cactus flower.
In terms of critique, the rim of the pot seems to be a bit distractive, maybe slightly darken it. Also, would like to see more space around the flower – top and left side.
If you are looking for constructive critiques on your images, please post them in the shark tank forum where more members can see and comment – link below.
Look forward to seeing more of your works 🙂
- March 7, 2019 at 5:44 am #394142
Hello Stephen, that's a beautiful B&W image, thanks for sharing it with us 🙂
Welcome to Light Stalking – we're looking forward to seeing more of your work!
- March 13, 2019 at 8:48 pm #395379
Thanks to each of you for your comments and constructive criticism. Lincoln your comment about flipping it is so spot on. When you have your head down you don't think of the obvious.
I am attaching the revised version. of the BW incorporating the critiques made.
- March 13, 2019 at 8:50 pm #395380
Here is the original in color of the Cactus Flower with the critique comments incorporated.
- March 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm #396017
Both versions are excellent. Hard to pick one over the other. Hope to more from you…
- March 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm #396030
Thank you Tom. I just posted my first image to The Shark Tank…grateful for comments and critique.
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