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A shot for my own challenge which I hope to retake.

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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I have to agree with lazysummerday on the one step back... who cares if the flowers are smaller! You will still get the amazing colour of them. Then you will also be able to get the whole rock and flower bunch in aswel as more of this interesting rocky hill behind... I doubt its possible but a higher point of view would show the slope better, it seems weird, like looking up the hill, why not try some photomerges? take 3 shots? 1 low and at the flowers, one mid and one up the hill... that way you get your wide angle with the flowers being big still!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Oh and I think maybe a step and a half to the right would be good to... I feel cheeky making all these suggestions!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
your taking the piss...you cant submit a shit shot for a retake challenge and then go back and take a great one....surely you have to put some effort in on the first shot!!?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ideally yes, but the shot didnt present itself. Its not ;like this is intentionally bad. Juha favd it (for some reason :shrug:) so it cant be all that bad.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
juha's finnish...
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multix Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm... I like the colors of this. The sky looks mighty dark already. Flowers are nice, rock is fine. It is a decent shot already, although a bit conventional and a bit unbalanced.
I'd try to go slightly longer in the focal length (yadda yadda... it is me) something around 35-50mm (full frame equiv.) and opening up the lens. Flowers should stay the same size or even a bit closer to them. Something to obtain this effect: [link] . But not so strong, since you want to retain some background.

This is only a suggestion: your particular condition might not allow a good foreground-background balance.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm the issue with shooting at a longer focal length is 1: The perspective/depth in the image, which is already minimal, is reduced, 2: The rocks behind get larger and if anything I think they are too big already, perhaps leading to your "unbalanced" description? and 3. I loose DOF and I want to maintain the sharpness of the rocks in the background. Thanks for the critique.

Alex
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
listen to your peers alex.....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm like a spoilt child
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008   General Artist
lovely colours :D
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lazysummerday Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
hmmmmmmmmmmmm

difficult to critique this one... I do like it as it is :) but this is about giving ideas for the retake, isn't it? soo, what comes to my mind: maybe a wider angle and the rays of sunset shining on the stones? hmm and the grass in the middle of the picture takes some attention from the beautiful flowers.

can't wait to see the retake shot!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, my thoughts really, I agree on all of those points, although shooting wider could be tricky
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lazysummerday Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
one step backwards? :P
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ah but one step backwards and the flowers get smaller....
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lazysummerday Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
true, true...
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Suensyan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Nice pair, stone and stone. Very good!
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the-shining Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Seems to be a nice place... :) I would like to see the purple flowers on the left and rock on the right... It must give a new composition :D
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eighty-three Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot already, i look forward to seeing the retake!
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Not bad for a snap shot - look fwd to seeing the retake.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
cop out i reckon jake....
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you were there - you should have given him some advise.....
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
actually i wasnt when he took this
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sassy-shiznit Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
it is beautiful the way it is! :D
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