The death of lotus revisited .... in BW ... some trials..

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Re: Other settings..

I definitely think it works well in BW! For me I don’t think you need the high key, I feel like there’s a detachment from reality that’ feels over processed and a bit distracting, where a more simple abstraction would suffice. The first is better to me than the second in terms of processing but I’d still go for more natural.

I might also shoot the scene more to see if additional compositions would be interesting.

How do you feel about this direction?

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As mentionned these are first trials I have dozens of dead lotus in my archives will continue to process them and despite some ... will continue to bomb the carpet !

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Re: Other settings..

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As mentionned these are first trials I have dozens of dead lotus in my archives will continue to process them and despite some ... will continue to bomb the carpet !

Please continue to "bomb the carpet". I enjoy your moon pictures as well, they are very well done. And we are all learning from your pictures here on the forum. Keep it up.

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Re: Other settings..

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As mentionned these are first trials I have dozens of dead lotus in my archives will continue to process them and despite some ... will continue to bomb the carpet !

Bomb away. Let me suggest you keep it in this thread... it makes it easy for those that have expressed less interest in this subject matter to simply move on and for those that would appreciate different variants on this theme to find them.

I'm less fond of your second one here, since the extremely high contrast just leaves a few scattered areas in black that are hard to define and are actually sort of distracting IMHO. Perhaps reducing the contrast just a touch to allow in a bit more detail might help... not sure.

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Thx Jerry for comments I'm just beginnin,g these trials so I'll need feedback to find a good equilibrium..

Thx also for, as usual, great moderation ...

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Completely new color and bw trials....

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CC welcome

Bob

Personally I like the B&W better as well. The color doesn't add anything to the photo and the B&W more focuses on the shapes and reflections. Personally I think it would be interesting if you just focused on one plant, when there are many the scene looks very busy to my eyes. I cropped the bottom right out of the last picture here, and I think if you worked the scene a little bit there you could get an interesting composition. Just an idea!

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Bravo, Bob

Now THOSE are interesting interpretations.   There's more than one way to both shoot and convey the subject, but these are one way to make what was rather mundane a much more compelling image to regard.

Kudos.

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Re: Completely new color and bw trials....

Agreed on the simpler comps. RE: my comments on easing up on the post-processing, I'd handle it more like this. Please LMK if you'd rather not have me play with your images this way, I know I don't always appreciate it, but since you're asking for C&C I thought I'd give it a go.

To me the idea here is to get the viewer to enjoy the dance of line, punctuated by the flowers. Texture doesn't help much. But that's one man's approach. I'd still look to find angles where the composition simplified a bit, for me the energy is in the shapes in the bottom 2/3, the triangles and squares punctuated by the vertical lines and flowers. The top is a tiny bit too much.

That said, the rhythm in the composition is really nice, I'm nitpicking. At the large size, the squiggly lines created by the ripples are also wonderful.

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Thx Bob

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I was just too far and I left the 100-400mm at home a dramatic error..

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Thx very much I do appreciate your post, I just posted something say easier to read for most people but your interpretation is a compelling one

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Re: Completely new color and bw trials....

Bob,

I find your revised colour version better, but my preference goes to your initial B&W conversion (reminds me the work of a famous photographer, now if only I could remember his name...).

Keep on bombing.

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Thx, I mustt xsay that they allso are my preference while it seems  more people prefer the last ones that are morefigurative annd less abstract

"De gustibus non est disputendum "

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