Monday, May 21, 2012

Photo Feedback: Week 15

Is it really week 15 of this?  I know a lot of people are not really joining in.  I was hoping by this time more people would be.  I know there are forums (most cost money) and communities that have places for critiquing, but I thought right here on the blogs would encourage people to join in more.  Not only are people not linking up a photo, but they are not leaving feedback.  :(  The participation is low right now and I have no idea what I plan on doing about it or with this critiquing link up. 

But enough of that.  On with the show! :P  I am such a dork.  I know I am, so that makes it okay. Right?

I took this photo yesterday in my neighbors yard.  We were chatting while my kids were playing with her grandkids.  I had my camera with me and asked if I could take some shots of her lovely flowers.  I will share more of them soon, but here is this one for right now. 

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Shot with my Canon 7D, Canon 50mm 1.8 lens.  I had my macro attachments +1 and +2 on together. Aperture: f/4.5, Shutter Speed: 1/1000, ISO: 250.  It was very bright at 2pm and the flowers were under the shade of a tree. 

You can see the dappled light shining on the blossoms.  Normally I hate dappled light, but I think it made this look more interesting. 

Mom Tried It

Here are the guidelines for Photo Feedback:

  • The photo you submit must be your own.
  • The photo can be new or old, edited or SOOC, never a theme to adhere to.
  • When leaving feedback be sure to say something you like about the photo along with something you would suggest to improve the photo.
  • If you join in, please visit a couple of other participants too.  They want feedback just like you do. 
  • Please link back in your post with text or grab the button.
  • If you are going to have more than one photo in your blog post, please specify which photo you want critiqued.

The link up is live from Mondays (12:01 am) through Fridays (11:59 pm) CST.  So you have lots of time to join us.

*The code for the blog hop is at the very bottom. This is a Blog Hop! That means the link up will show up in your blog too and your readers can join in without having to leave your page.

I am really looking forward to reading your feedback.  Thank you for helping me get better.  I am learning so much from you!

12 comments:

  1. Hiya! Nice photo. I think, if it was me, I might have went closer to the 'main' flower. However, I love the bokah effect of the other flowers. Very nice.

    As for Photo feedback- I really like the feature! It is a bit hard to put your photos up for all to criticize, but I have found everyone to be very kind. Some feeback I agree with, and other points I don't. You came by my blog last week and left me some feedback on a photo. I knew one photo was stronger than the other and I couldn't figure out why. You answered my question with some fab advice, and I will bare it in mind for the future, so you see, I am seriously learning from Photo feedback. Hoping more people will join in so you don't stop.

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  2. Love the cropping on this one. The details you captured in the flowers is beautiful. I feel like maybe the foreground is competing with the background? I don't know if it's the coloring/saturation or bightness? I really love the bokeh you captured.

    I have learned a lot through photo feedback! It has been fun to participate and helpful to receive feedback. Would directions/tips/rules on how to leave feedback be helpful? Maybe people are afraid of sounding mean? Maybe some don't know how to give or receive constructive criticism? Just a thought I had :)

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  3. I really like the depth of field that you captured in this shot! The only thing I may have done differently would be to make a slightly tighter crop in on the flower in the foreground so that it's not competing as much with what's in the background. And since I'm a dork, too, I'd love to know your post-processing steps, if any. I'm a sucker for before and after comparisons.

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  4. I for one really like the blog hop! I haven't offered feedback to others yet because I know I don't have nearly as much experience as all of the other participants! I will give it a try though ; )

    As for your photo above, I really like that the background blossoms look a little drab in color. The contrast really makes the subject pop! I may have gotten a little closer to the subject blossom because their detail looks amazing but one has to lean in a little to really see it.

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  5. I like your photo! It looks good. I cant think of anything to improve it! Thats good, right?

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  6. I really do want to participate with some of my photos but life keeps getting crazy and I keep forgetting to do it. Keep it going and hopefully I will get to join in soon!
    What I LIKE: the gorgeous color of the foreground blossoms, beautiful pink, I like the blurred background but...
    What I DON'T like is the blossoms in the back look like they may be dead or extremely wilted making them not look like part of the same plant. There isn't even a hint of pink but a dull brown look. I don't know if this was photoshopped this way or if the blossoms in the back really were dying off and past their prime.
    I love your blog and I am trying to get myself more organized to participate in your community here!
    :-)

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  7. I love linking up to Photo Feedback... sorry I haven't linked up the last few weeks... I've been busy. I'm linking up this week, though. :)

    Your photo is really pretty. The focus is great.
    I wonder what it would look like if the background were black and white, just the flowers that are in focus left in color? Or I think adding some texture would look nice.
    But it is a pretty photo like this, too.

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  8. I love the depth of field and the color pop of that bloom! Beautiful. I think the background of the dry flowers is competing a bit with the subject. Perhaps a different angle might make them less prominent? I think it's a pretty shot though and I love the detail you captured which adds a lot of interest.

    Thanks for hosting! ;)

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  9. I love how the flower that you focused on is bright pink and the rest isn't.

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  10. I love your photo. I love the composition and the fact that the flower in focus. Did you try yo get even more close?

    I would have opted for a texture on this one, maybe (I am not a texture freak, though).

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