View Full Version : Bi-Coloured rose

06-07-2021, 08:51 AM
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51231373708_d8eb148590_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m49bwG)_DSC2817 - bi coloured rose in b&w (https://flic.kr/p/2m49bwG) by Ed G (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193201595@N08/), on Flickr

posted this in Affinity Photo 1.9 and ON1 Photo Raw 2021, shot with the D800 using a Nikkor AFS 24-120 f4 instead of my usual 90mm macro lens.

06-07-2021, 01:37 PM
Lovely tones here for sure - especially in the flowers themselves.
For me, the fence space that occupies the left of the image, doesn't add much to the image - also there's a brightness distraction in horizontal piece of wood.
I'd crop about 3 inches into the photo from the left side. Juuust after the brightish knot in the 2nd vertical slat or post - I forget the right word.
That'd be my take - hope it may help

06-07-2021, 08:26 PM
Cheers Marko, very much appreciate your response and insight.

Definitely agree with the "bright spots". But, I will dig my heels in on the fence space to left - as it was my intention to use the space to give a greater sense of the location and to emphasize how the rose is starting to lean/grow in that direction ( the contrast between straight/linear fence boards and a curving/arcing plant).

06-09-2021, 10:24 AM
Sall good, but I'm diggin' in too. :) I might agree with you if the area had any visual interest at all...i don't see any though...it's just empty 'space'.
Try my crop (or let me post a 30 second edit) to just after the dark central knot. :)
It still has the intended effect imo ... and you still have almost 2 inches of breathing room from the flower's edge to the image's edge, to show the flower's growing direction.
again JMO. You da real boss!!

06-19-2021, 04:19 PM
sure feel free to do the 30 second thing. That will no doubt give me a much greater idea of the impact than the mental image I currently have. Cheers