*** Challenge 324: Colour ***

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Jocksa
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Re: Indaiatuba - SP - Brazil
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straitouttahell wrote:

This satisfies the brief beautifully but the piece of colour that attracts my attention is the sunset, not the sunflower which feels like it should be the subject. With the permission of the photographer, I've done a 10 minute edit on the sunflower photograph in an attempt to swap the emphasis without changing anything else.

Please feel free to comment whether you agree or disagree.

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Entry 2 - Dead Rose Head
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I took this on Sunday. I went back on Monday looking for a more inspiring composition but by then it was shrivelled up.

Regards

Paul

Iain G Foulds
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Re: Indaiatuba - SP - Brazil

… The original image has greater depth- visual and emotional. The original is  more intriguing and interesting. The second seems flatter and more processed. The original is simply more original, and captured my attention immediately.

... Still, a fair rendition, and I expect more pleasant to most.

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ken5678 Regular Member • Posts: 224
Re: Indaiatuba - SP - Brazil

Jocksa wrote:

straitouttahell wrote:

This satisfies the brief beautifully but the piece of colour that attracts my attention is the sunset, not the sunflower which feels like it should be the subject. With the permission of the photographer, I've done a 10 minute edit on the sunflower photograph in an attempt to swap the emphasis without changing anything else.

Please feel free to comment whether you agree or disagree.

a friendly suggestion, since you have already have an edit in work  ---give a similar, but less intense, pop to the sunflower(s) on the lower left.   see if it creates a bit more continuity to the big sunflower.

Jocksa
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Re: Indaiatuba - SP - Brazil
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Iain G Foulds wrote:

… The original image has greater depth- visual and emotional. The original is more intriguing and interesting. The second seems flatter and more processed. The original is simply more original, and captured my attention immediately.

... Still, a fair rendition, and I expect more pleasant to most.

Thanks Iain (and Ken). The second is flatter, very little of the change is to the flower but rather to the background to stop it stealing the show, which I felt it did. My objective was to allow the eye to settle on the flower without the intensity of the sky pulling it away but it doesn't sound like it resonated with you.

Anyway, don't want it to overtake the main purpose of the thread, which is to get as many entries as possible.

Keep them coming, folks.

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ellare Regular Member • Posts: 303
Re: Indaiatuba - SP - Brazil
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Jocksa,

What a wonderful eye as well as an expert exicution of photo editing. You taught me a valuable lession on this one. Thank you.

Elllare

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3 days to go...
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With the deadline for entry being Sunday, another from me just to bump the thread up the page. All entries welcome.

Leaf Triptych

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Re: Indaiatuba - SP - Brazil
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Jocksa wrote:

straitouttahell wrote:

This satisfies the brief beautifully but the piece of colour that attracts my attention is the sunset, not the sunflower which feels like it should be the subject. With the permission of the photographer, I've done a 10 minute edit on the sunflower photograph in an attempt to swap the emphasis without changing anything else.

Please feel free to comment whether you agree or disagree.

Jocksa,

first off I want to reiterate how glad I am that you somehow found this photo interesting and wanted to give it your own interpretation. I also want to thank you for submitting your personal edit of it, it sure was interesting to see things with different eyes.

As per the photo, I shot it that way on purpose. I kind of wanted the OOF area to contend the focus of the viewer. In my personal view, it had to suggest that there's more hidden behind things than the aspect you can focus on at one time. But I understand perfectly that this might not please everybody's tastes, and I am grateful that you spent time to suggest a different thing.

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ken5678 Regular Member • Posts: 224
edible, but .....
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of course you hope all your tomatoes ripen,  but will typically end up with some that didn't.    I think we'll figure out a way to cook something with these.

Jocksa
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Re: Indaiatuba - SP - Brazil
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straitouttahell wrote:

Jocksa,

As per the photo, I shot it that way on purpose. I kind of wanted the OOF area to contend the focus of the viewer. In my personal view, it had to suggest that there's more hidden behind things than the aspect you can focus on at one time. But I understand perfectly that this might not please everybody's tastes, and I am grateful that you spent time to suggest a different thing.

On the contrary, firstly, thank you for agreeing to me editing it.

I mention quite often that I'm a technically minded person, and really what I mean by that is that the technicalities of photography come easy to me, but the artistic side, not so much. I produced an edit because your presentation was different and the easiest way to explain that was through a picture (a thousand words and all that).

One of the concepts that my photography is probably constrained by is having a subject and arranging lighting, focus and composition to make clear what the subject is. It's arguably formulaic, but I'm good with formulae. The idea of taking a photograph such that the subject might be the flower, or the sunset, or something implied, is an artistic level beyond me.

Anyway, I hope it hasn't distracted from the challenge itself. I joined this forum when covid prevented in-person interaction and I guess I treat it like a club night where discussion happens and ideas are exchanged around the structured activity of the evening.

3 days to go, keep 'em coming.

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Blue Plate Special
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Red
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Bee Free
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A second later, a bee flew into this scene.  Got the pic.  Has good color.  But, I think the bee became as important as the color.  No bee here to distract.

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Damnerd
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Re: edible, but .....

Chow chow sweet relish.....

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Veggies
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Bright Colors
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Taken with a D5500 on Effects setting  Vivid

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photoholiko Veteran Member • Posts: 3,438
Re: Paris in Red
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Taken from a car waiting for the red light to turn green.

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Christanne Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re:Entry 1: Pokeweed
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9/2021:  Pokeweed, at home.  A Curves adjustment layer and Unsharp Mask were used in Paint Shop Pro 2021.  Not quite in the challenge period but loved these colors.

Christanne Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Entry 2: My Mugs
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10/2021:  A pair of plastic mugs.   This shot and my third entry were done indoors, because by this time it was  cold, rainy, and soooo windy!

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Re: Entry 3: V-8 Juice
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10/2021:   Detail  of a plastic jug of V-8 juice.

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