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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.


  2. Leigh


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


    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.

  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.

    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.

  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.

  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.

    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

  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.
  12. 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.

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