Tweety15

Tweety15

Posted on 09/07/2008


Photo taken on September  7, 2008


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single rose with blossoms

single rose with blossoms

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Aref Nammari (goplayer)
Aref Nammari (goplay…
Thank you for posting to the Critique group. By posting to the critique group I am assuming that you are looking for a critique of this picture. Please bear in mind that I am only offering my opinion which you can consider with one or ten grains of salt :))
I sort of like the old faded photograph look here which I see as a metaphor for the passage of time. I don't know if this was the intent or an accident but I suppose it does not matter. If the intent when taking the picture was something else then here's what I can offer. Obviously this was taken on very bright sunny day and the metering was done such that the bright areas were burned--all or most details are gone. I don't know what camera you use or what controls you have over the metering but I suggest in cases like this is to use some kind of spot metering (center average for example) and measure the light at different places especially bright and dark areas to get an idea of the spread and adjust the exposure for the desired result that you envision. If you can't do that then I would suggest using bracketing--take several shots at different exposures and later select the one you like the best. Avoid using all auto--or presets-- unless you have to.
Another suggestion is the depth of field. You obviously have chosen a relatively small aperture which makes things look sharp for a good appreciable distance before and beyond the main subject. I personally would have chosen a slightly larger aperture so as to make the background--for example the leaf behind the rose--more out of focus for the purpose of isolating the rose which I assume is the main subject here. The bud immediately to the left of the rose is cut off and a slight change of shooting angle would have included it in the shot. I think it would have been nice to have it all shown here. Those are the two main things I think would have greatly improved this picture. However, as I mentioned earlier I do like the washed out, faded look of an old picture--such a change from the classic flower pictures. I hope this is helpful and thank you for posting. Keep shooting :)
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