View Full Version : A Couple of Gerberras

03-28-2009, 03:20 AM
Spent a couple of hours photographing flowers today trying to get out of the-will-winter-never-end blues. Ha! But then I radically changed their color.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3391032483_165c566175_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3391032483/)

03-28-2009, 03:23 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3623/3391839964_e0e6286a1e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3391839964/)

03-28-2009, 03:44 AM
Nice! I like the comp of the second one :)

Mad Aussie
03-28-2009, 05:12 AM
If I hadn't just nominated your purple flower I would have nominated this 2nd one also! Great job Raiven ... change nothing!

03-28-2009, 06:37 AM
Raiven, another couple of great pics. Agree with the post so far that 2nd one is the pick of the 2. I do like the first one with the soft colours, but I am not sure that the negative space below the flower. I guess it is partly there be cause of the stem. I think if this was above the flower it may work a bit better???

What have you used as the backgrounds in these? They work what ever it is.

03-28-2009, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

Lol, Antz, the background is my pilates mat but it is far enough away to not show texture.
I changed the color palette on both flowers in Lightroom.

Here is an unadulterated gerberra :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/3392004451_0e578cd6bb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3392004451/)

03-28-2009, 09:54 PM
All really nice, fav is #2 but all are beautiful !!

03-29-2009, 01:40 PM
Thank you everyone. Flower closeups are very gratifying to photograph. :)

Here is one more. I was not sure about it at first but after desaturating it and adjusting the color I like the results.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3394871712_e36c9201a9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3394871712/)

03-29-2009, 01:41 PM
L-O-V-E the comp! I bow down to you http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-gen053.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) Lol. I seem to be doing that a lot lately.

03-29-2009, 01:51 PM
This is the above photo untouched except for minor adjustment to the exposure, sharpness etc.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3619/3395957668_d7d81ab241.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3395957668/)

03-30-2009, 09:15 AM
VERY, very nice series!!! :highfive: I love the lighting on the 2nd one!

03-30-2009, 11:08 AM
WOW - beautiful series Raiven!! :highfive::clap: