Flowers

Unfashionable (Two Photographs)

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I have read and have been told that the taking of a flower top down is unfashionable, pedestrian and to be avoided. So here I am breaking norms again with a painterly flower. Sometimes when I read abut photography I think there are too many unnecessary guidelines, rules and admonitions.

 

 


A Different Perspective (Two Photographs)

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Where I live there is A vast arboretum which is free and open to all. I should go more often as it has a lot on offer. I took my 12-24mm Nikon lens and decided to see how many “isolated tree” shots I could take. This is the first. HDR of five shots, colour base version included for reference.

 


Tulips and Vignettes (Two Photographs)

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I understand why people use vignettes and often like what I see but I seldom use them and they feel a bit artificial when I do. The idea of vignettes is to point the eye to the subject in a subtle way. I decided to try again and take the suggestion to make them very subtle, as is the case in these two photographs.


A Decision (Two Photographs)

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I recently gave a talk on photography based on my book about nature photography. One of the things that was discussed were the many decisions we have to take in making a photograph. Not just in getting our best exposure and composition but in making a photograph stand out. And even then I pose the question to myself, is it better in colour than in black and white? Not yet an easy question for me to answer.


Delicate or Not (Two Photographs)

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I was pleased with the colour version, it has a soft and gentle feel to it. The black and white on the other hand seems more assertive, more permanent. Either way two very different photos either of which I would be proud to sell.


Garden (Two Photographs)

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Some of gardens I see are quite ingenious, making the most of the landscape. In this shot I wanted to highlight the tree stump as well as the medal. I think it works quite well in black and white. The colour version has been slightly oversaturated and a vignette effect has helped the contrast, setting the stage for the black and white final version.


Better in Black (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes our cameras do not capture colour quite so magnificently as black and white captures detail. With flowers it’s not uncommon for the colour to be not quite right, every camera handles colour differently. I find that black and white often has more impact on the eye.