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Odd one out

Series: My "flower type shots"

First new image from me in a while, which means I AM BACK.

Everybody seems to be producing great flower shots so I decided I'd try my hand at some as well. I took this in the town centre of Welwyn Garden city where a red tulip in the midst of yellow tulips, how bizzare!!! I couldn't help myself so I went back to the car and grabbed my camera. For the new few days I will be putting up my "flower type shots".

Tell me what you think about this one

PP: Saturation and contrast

Odd one out

Series: My "flower type shots"

First new image from me in a while, which means I AM BACK.

Everybody seems to be producing great flower shots so I decided I'd try my hand at some as well. I took this in the town centre of Welwyn Garden city where a red tulip in the midst of yellow tulips, how bizzare!!! I couldn't help myself so I went back to the car and grabbed my camera. For the new few days I will be putting up my "flower type shots".

Tell me what you think about this one

PP: Saturation and contrast

comments (31)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 15 May 2006, 00:03
Shot & Sweet... Not bad.
Suby
sk: thnx
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 00:04
ok Jide is kinda directing every one to ur page today so ther u go...... Im liking tho....
sk: thanx for stopping by, more 2moro
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 00:17
This I really like! Now I'm picking you're creative brains here Asiko:
1) you bothered by the ?blowouts in the yellow tulips or was that intentional?
2) Would cropping from the top to exclude the hedge have worked better?
Only ask as trying to understand what makes a great composition better or not. In anycase shot works for me. In fact I've got something similar I was going to put up but I think yours works much better. I might put it up as a homage to asiko.com ;-) Really good to have you back man.
sk: I really thot about cropping, but i really didn't like any of the cropped versions. blowouts yeap, couldn't help it cos I exposed on the red tulip and it was a sunny, pity. glad u like it man
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 00:45
very nice. I'm really diggin this shot!
The only minor issue I've got is the pedal falling down. If the other Tulips looked the same then thats perfect, but this one looks a little out of pattern. Even with that the shot is still really good. I love it bro!
sk: yea i thot about fixing the petal but it didn't budge (silly thing). So i decided to leave it (odd one out). Glad u like it
Sorry bro....I'm not digging it....Sorry.

I think the colours are too saturated for me....but it works for others then it's a great shot. Not for me...sorry.
sk: shame, oh well guess I can't get it right with everybody. there was very little saturation though, maybe i shouldn't have added it at all
Not my cuppa tea, but ure welcome back!
sk: thanx man
Nice shot, too bad that one petal is hanging off like that it's a bit distracting.
sk: LOL odd one out
  • tbone
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 05:37
wooooooooooooooow This is great I really like it a LOT very nice
sk: thank U
  • Mask
  • Europe
  • 15 May 2006, 08:36
Welcome back, and thanks for the comments even when you were gone. I think i agree that the hedge should have been cropped out, other than that, its a great shot.
sk: Hello Oga and thanx for stopping by. Yea I think i'll try and crop out the hedge
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 15 May 2006, 09:02
The composition : the colours : the contrast : fantastic!Best flower shot this season,GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOT!

Asiko is back! *choir sings* *asiko takes pictures of choir*
sk: LOL thanx for that warm welcome LOL, glad u like the shot
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 15 May 2006, 09:18
I like how you focused on the red tulip and the petal hanging off is a nice contradiction to the assumption that nature always has be shown in all its flawlessness. The hedge in the background does not really appeal to me, though I guess it must have been very difficult or impossible to not have included it. I feel that without the overexposure on the yellow tulips and this level of saturation the picture would have more impact for me. Pete's advice I think was really valuable. Sebastian and I almost always shoot in RAW (expect a series of action shots), because it gives you more opportunities to work with.
sk: thanx very much Ella for ur advice and I def agree with U and Pete. bcos of that I will be working this image again cos I really like and I want to get the best out of it
  • NC
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 09:31
I tend to agree with Ella: the odd petal makes it more interesting. It's a contrast to the insipid perfection of the others. It's almost like it's sticking it's tongue out at them and celebrating its individuality. who wants to be the same as everyone else anyway?
sk: thanx NC, i appreciate ur input
I like the image composition and also the idea. The highlights on the yellow tulips are a little blown but its still works for me
sk: thanx Fantom
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 15 May 2006, 10:40
Nature ain't perfect - just look at me - so no quibble with the imperfect tulip.

My BIG worry is that you left your camera in the car! I have to be surgically removed from mine and I couldn't possibly conceive of leaving it in the car. Valuables, thieves and all that. Ouch!
sk: Thanx Colin, yea i shouldn't leave stuff in the car
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 15 May 2006, 10:46
dude this is awsome shot! the red one is like a hard one smile take care and have a nice day my friend smile
sk: U too buddy and thanx 4 stopping by
I can't explain why but something seems magical to me here. Good shot and great use of DOF
sk: thanx Navin
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 15 May 2006, 10:54
To answer your question on my blog, "Smart Sharpen" is a CS@ sharpen feature. Go to Filters->Sharpen->Smart Sharpen. It gives more control than the tradiional "Unsharp Mask".

Very interesting post and nice to see you back.!
sk: thanx for stopping by Shuva and for the info as well. I use CS1 which doesn't have a smart sharpen
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 11:21
I love how the lone red flower has a drooping petal. The color and the drooping petal make the flower seem like an outcast, or perhaps a rebel.

Beautiful colors.
sk: thank U very much Laurie
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 15 May 2006, 12:33
Welcome back! Nice mix of colors! But this lovely red tulip must be lonely ! ;-)
sk: LOL thanx Sidney
  • Funmi
  • 15 May 2006, 12:38
Quite an ugly composition, not my cuppa tea...
sk: ouch!!! UGLY composition? disagree much, thanx for stopping by though
  • Digitalmike
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 12:42
Nice shot, but a little strong for me. Could be my display though.
sk: thanx Mike. could be
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 15 May 2006, 17:12
Good to have you back!
Well spotted shot! You've got a really nice mix of colours in your frame, but I think you could have given them a bit more 'oomph' in post processing. Watch out for those highlights too.
Damn I can't fault it,I just wish you guys would get out of flower world!!!
Very vivid, glad to have you back ;-)
  • Paul
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 18:39
Great image. The range of colors is fantastic!
  • Paul
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 18:42
Great image. The range of colors is fantastic!
  • fabrizio
  • Switzerland
  • 15 May 2006, 21:23
this is really a wonderful composition, the flowers on the back are very impressive
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 21:36
welcome back!
liking this shot. liked how it turned out using the wide angle lens.
Nice framing. Regards, Brent
I love the fact that the red tulip is starting to fall apart. It underscores the "odd man out" aspect of the pic.
I love the fact that the red tulip is starting to fall apart. It underscores the "odd man out" aspect of the pic.

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