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  • Bluebells against a rapeseed field

    I have quite heavily processed this one so I thought I would put it into the Critique board

    Basically I aimed to combine the bluebells and the yellow of the rapeseed field and came up with this semi-silhouette:



    Comments welcome.

    Ian
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    Re: Bluebells against a rapeseed field

    Nice one Ian. Very impressive!
    Audrey

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/autumn36/

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    • #3
      Re: Bluebells against a rapeseed field

      Sorry Ian, I hadn't seen you were asking for a critique.

      I like the image, but I am not really sure about the green/yellow line running through the bluebells as the green makes them darker. As I said earlier, without critiquing, I think the image is quite impressive. I might lighten it a bit.
      Audrey

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/autumn36/

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      • #4
        Re: Bluebells against a rapeseed field

        I think that green, yellow and blue makes a great combination. The bluebells seem a little dark but I guess that was your intention. It's refreshingly different from the normal bluebell shots.
        John Perriment

        A photograph is more than a record of what you see - it's a window to your soul

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        • #5
          Re: Bluebells against a rapeseed field

          The bluebells are in shade and the exposure is for the sun-lit yellow of the rapeseed flowers in the background. Without bracketing and trickery there is now way to get the bluebells looking normal and I don't think it would look right anyway.

          Ian
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          • #6
            Re: Bluebells against a rapeseed field

            You certainly worked it to obtain the semi-silhouette of the bluebell but it looks to unnatural for me.
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            • #7
              Re: Bluebells against a rapeseed field

              I think this the main problem people are having with this picture (similar comments on Four Thirds User where I posted it too).

              You need to consider that the picture is almost a silhouette. The exposure is for the brightly lit field of yellow rapeseed flowers. The bluebell flowers are in the shade of a small wood next to the field, so they are underexposed relative to the field.

              This picture is not about reality - it is an abstract picture.

              Ian
              Founder/editor
              Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)
              Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
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