Solitary Rose

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by viewfinder, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Cropped this from an original, top half is already against a dark background, I just removed the background distraction from the bottom half.

    Hope you find it interesting.


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    Regards,
    Jonathan
     
  2. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Beautiful! Looks like it could be a Valentine's Day card...very nice.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Fantastic... Looks like ti should be sitting next to a vintage bottle of wine :>)))))
     
  4. Beautiful image....nicely done!
     
  5. That is a beauty Jonathan.

    Martin
     
  6. What a beautiful photo!! I really like how the light fades away as you go lower. I'm not sure what was down there before, but great job saving this one.

    Question:
    What techniques did you use to fade the photo like this? Dodge/Burn?

    I'm not the best with Photoshop, still learning quite a bit.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Thanks everyone for your compliments.

    Kim, yes, I simply used Burn to darken the lower half, being careful to leave some of the stem behind.

    Regards,
    Jonathan
     
  8. It's a very striking picture, did you do in natural light?
     
  9. Hi Gilles,

    Yes, around 9 AM and cloudy. Spot metered on the rose with a leafy bush about 10 yards behind, so pretty much all dark and blurred for the background except for the sibling rose buds which I burnt out. I think the cloudy WB helped too with the warm tone.

    EXIF
    Flash used : No
    Focal length : 105.0mm (35mm equivalent: 157mm)
    Exposure time : 0.0020 s (1/500)
    Aperture : f/5.6
    Whitebalance : Manual (Cloudy -2)
    Metering Mode : spot

    Regards,
    Jonathan
     
  10. Thank you Jonathan for the informations. I am still struggling with the WB and metering mode and my PP is not that good.
     
  11. That's beautiful Jonathan!
    Would make a nice bookmark.
    Cheers
     
  12. FishSauce

    FishSauce

    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very elegant, the contrast is great.
     
  13. I like the velvet look that the rose exhibits. Lighting is subtle and nice.
     
  14. Very Nice, Jonanthan :smile:
     
  15. Bookmark

    Great idea Harry, in fact I did just that after your suggestion and gave it to the wife who is an avid reader. Why didn't I think of that in the first place... :confused:

    Thanks Mike, Ben and Gordon, glad you like it too.

    Regards,
    Jonathan
     
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