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photoblog image A tale of two tulips

A tale of two tulips

Series: My "flower type" shots

I thank everybody for their constructive feedback on yesterdays image, it was most useful, and I will be re-processing the image in a few days.

Image no 2 is of some beautiful tulips in the afternoon. I saw these as I was shooting yesterdays red tulip and couldn't help myself. I basically got down on the grass and shot from a very low angle.

So my people whats up with this shot? Any ways I can improve it?

PP: Slight adjusting of colour through using curves. Clone out of unwanted leaves.

A tale of two tulips

Series: My "flower type" shots

I thank everybody for their constructive feedback on yesterdays image, it was most useful, and I will be re-processing the image in a few days.

Image no 2 is of some beautiful tulips in the afternoon. I saw these as I was shooting yesterdays red tulip and couldn't help myself. I basically got down on the grass and shot from a very low angle.

So my people whats up with this shot? Any ways I can improve it?

PP: Slight adjusting of colour through using curves. Clone out of unwanted leaves.

comments (27)

  • micki
  • United States
  • 16 May 2006, 00:17
Wow!! That is a powerful image!! Great composition and use of the light. Nicely done.
sk: thanx Micki
  • nkx
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 May 2006, 00:32
great perspective and colour. however would have liked less glare of sun so could see full outline of flower. Also small part of another stalk on left side of picture, could crop a bit more. I still think its a great image, but trying to be more constructive these days!
sk: LOL thanx Nkx, i should have removed the other stalk but I was lazy
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 16 May 2006, 00:43
YYYESSSS! Ooooooh maaaaan. THIS is exactly what I've been trying to achieve in the past week. I love this bro. This is amazing!

WIL: What I Like:
-They are curving upward
-The glare works for me, man. I don't know about others.
-The colors
-The angle is amazing!
-I'm not sure if you used fill in flash or not or any kind at all. Because with a real bright background like that and 1/1000s creates a very dark foreground. So either nice use of flash (I'm not a flash man) or nice use of Photoshop to bring out the true colors.

WIDL: What I Don't Like:
-You missed a spot to clone. To the far left, middle. What is it?
-Use a harder brush when you clone. It seems a little blurry on the bottom stems where you cloned out the leaves.


Bottom line - This is a very very very good shot my man. I love it.
sk: WOW thanx Reza man. yea I should harder brush to clone out stuff
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 16 May 2006, 01:18
Aiming for the sky ! Lovely picture!
sk: thanx Sidney
Your best image yet!!!!! FANNNNNNTTTASTIC!
sk: WOW even Jide likes it
Very nice idea, work on the blow outs on the flowers, then you'll have a keeper smile
sk: geez even Skee, today seems like a good day
beautiful light and compositionsmile
sk: thanx
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 16 May 2006, 03:11
Nice shot! I'm okay with the blowouts here, and okay with the flare even... I just think you could have been more careful about that little bit of plant on the left side poking into the frame.
sk: yes that dreaded plant, thanx Veloran
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 16 May 2006, 03:34
I love the perspective. It leaves a strong impression. I would maybe have cloned out the flare. You could also clone out the tiny little leaf that is intruding on the left side of the shot. The highlights are a wee bit blown out in the tops of the flowers but I'm not so sure that it's any big deal, I actually like it in this case. I still think it's a great shot though.
sk: thanx Laurie
Good idea for this one, i'm usually not a big fan of flowers shot, but this one is really special. There is just something strange at the bottom, left. Apparently you tried to hide something but we can see it wink
sk: yea my cloning is not so good, i need to work on that, anybody got any good tutorials on how to clone better?
Hmm you're still in flower land. I am now getting tempted to do a flower shot, considering the only reason why I dont like them is because I can't seem to do them right. To the picture, I wich you took it when the sun had set or was about to set (generally when the sun was not as bright) other than that nice one!!
sk: Thanx other namesake, i'm in flower land to the end of the week
  • Azhar
  • United States
  • 16 May 2006, 07:11
Fantasic shot : it looks like it was rendered in 3D!Love the angle : gotta love the sun and the glare : ah its just fantastic man!Even better than yesterday!GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sk: thanx Azhar, yea i liked the flare and the bright sun and the blow outs so I kept 'em
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 16 May 2006, 07:21
WOW, like a picture on the wall dude, love this one bro´ smile take care and have a lovley day my friend smile
sk: thanx Bruno, have a great day as well
  • Dan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 May 2006, 09:00
Great perspective, love the composition. Really nice shot.
sk: thanx Dan
Very creative
sk: thanx Navin
  • Suby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 May 2006, 09:43
It's an okay shot, not fantastic. Just Okay.

What do I like?
The composition.
The lighting
The angle of the shot
Thge tuilips makes me think of a woman or man, trying to chat up a man or woman and he/she playing hard to get smile

What don't I like?
Why did you not get rid of the flower poking it's head into the shot?
The lens glare does not work for for me.
The cloning: the cloning done needs a little bit more work and be more careful.

Once these have been corrected(I know you can do it) then maybe you can get the coveted "I Likey" this shot trully deserves.
Suby
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 May 2006, 09:44
Very Creative, Very Powerful, Well Done!!
  • Mona
  • London
  • 16 May 2006, 10:21
A pretty capture
look like over exposure on the right top og the flower. clone out result is left a littele demage to this pic. IMHO
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 16 May 2006, 14:23
I really like the light, the composition and the perspective. I would have exposed the picture a little less, so the colors would be a little darker and more vibrant. Shooting against the sun was a really great idea, because it leads to an unusual result and is very fitting for this subject!
  • Paul
  • United States
  • 16 May 2006, 14:33
Wonderful angle, great perspective. Looks like one little bit of a leaf on the left edge, though. Love that lens flare.
simple and yet very attractive, well done!
Nice composition and the flare looks cool.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 May 2006, 22:07
liking this shot.
you have taken a well photographed subject and made it uniquely yours.
Almost perfect! If you would crop out that intrusion at left, it would be flawless. I'm not a big fan of flower macros, but I like this attempt very much. It's very warm. Regards, Brent
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 May 2006, 23:56
all else been said. I like!
  • Emr
  • United States
  • 21 May 2006, 17:33
Very nice angle, creative and successful.

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