Stills V3

October 12, 2008

Soft Flowers

Filed under: Robert Hoehne — Rex @ 10:46

Back from a brief holiday.



  1. The centre of attention is well held on the flowers by the use of focus. I would have preferred the two peripheral flowers to have more colour (like their collegue on the right) and hence be less bright but the competition for attention is still won by the use of focus.
    The outer flowers help create the environment.

    Comment by Rex — October 12, 2008 @ 13:12

  2. A lovely sense of peering through a bush to find the perfect bloom.

    I’m not convinced by the hue and saturation of the greens, but the design works really well.

    Comment by Colin — October 13, 2008 @ 02:33

  3. while I possibly over enhanced the previous green house (although it seemed quite green when I shot it) these are straight Lightroom converts from 5D RAW files. No change in saturation, hue or exposure, can not using Canon glass be a factor?

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — October 13, 2008 @ 02:49

  4. I doubt it is the lens – more likely the white balance of your RAW software. All I know is that greens can be difficult to balance right on occasion: if I was more conscientious I would make a written note to have to hand when developing. But then one can tweak WB to achieve a result one likes. This must only be marginally off the right green.

    I’ve stood away from this and squinted at all sorts of distances but not made a connection. Despite the idea of a design (Colin’s point), I’m not sure that it has been achieved: perhaps because of the overall balance of colours and hues (does this red/pink go with that particular green?); perhaps the placing of leaves and flowers and their inter-relationship.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 14, 2008 @ 15:45

  5. You said “straight Lightroom converts from 5D RAW files” — although I’m not totally familiar with Lightroom, my husband uses it and it seems to me that unless the defaults are adjusted, a Lightroom conversion has more of what I’ll call the Adobe “pop” factor than what I prefer. Whether or not that is the reason, I find the greens (maybe even the reds) a little too saturated for my taste.

    Perhaps I’m reacting out of my frequent exposure to nature, floral, and macro images and the forums they are shown in –but the large bright out of focus foreground flowers are also not working for me.

    Comment by Christina — October 15, 2008 @ 21:26

  6. You are certainly guided in to those flowers in the centre and their positioning is not a problem here. However, they need to be ‘shouting’ a little more to really grab my attention. The reds and the greens do compliment each other well and the choice of focus is pretty much spot on.

    Comment by akikana — October 21, 2008 @ 10:42

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