Stills V3

June 20, 2009

Oak Canyon #3

Filed under: Anita Jesse — anitajesse @ 02:17



  1. In terms of colour, the combination of the flower purple and the silver green works well.

    Did you use flash? If feels a bit a bit as though you did.

    I idly wonder whether it would have been better if the background blocks were reversed: in other words, the darker section would have been behind the stem of flowers. But that would be moving into the realms of gardening!

    Comment by John Ellis — June 21, 2009 @ 06:38

  2. I like the composition and colour. I’m getting a blueish colour cast from the dark area, the leaves just below it and the top half of the flower stalk. Not sure the cause but it is mighty distracting.

    Comment by doonster — June 21, 2009 @ 17:43

  3. This nearly comes together as a series of shapes, but the background stalk wants to be more bent and the minor foreground stalk probably needs pinching out.

    Given the natural confusion of most plants (“untidy habit” in the jargon) this sort of shot is very difficult to pull off. I like the background, btw.

    Comment by Colin — June 23, 2009 @ 21:26

  4. John – No flash in this one.

    Colin – The plant life in Oak Canyon certainly qualifies as “untidy”.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — June 26, 2009 @ 05:06

  5. No flash, early morning?

    There are some bits in the background that would have benefited from gardening but the colour contrast is gratifying.

    Comment by Rex — June 28, 2009 @ 18:59

  6. I think this might be a bit too busy. That the foreground stalk retreats out of focus draws me in to the background, where I notice all the other things going on. Untidy habit indeed.

    Comment by matt — June 29, 2009 @ 19:35

  7. The background compliments the foreground quite well here. The bottom right criss-cross leading in to the top right heavy colour and then across to some emptiness. It leaves me wanting that far back stalk to be a little more in focus. But as much as I go from foreground to background I still get drawn back to that span of cobweb. That in itself would have made for a good subject.

    Comment by akikana — July 3, 2009 @ 06:16

  8. Sorry so late to this. I’ve looked at it often — and my first impression was good. Something about the composition just misses for me, but this is almost made up for by the colors and the interesting flower form. I’m very attracted to this color scheme and as flowers photos go, this one avoids the cliché.

    Comment by Christina — July 4, 2009 @ 03:30

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