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    Default Flower Shot

    Photo taken at Mount Faber after a light shower in a late saturday afternoon. Feel that the coloured version of the photo is a tat boring. So, converted into monochrome for a more artistic feel to it.


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    still boring leh? what aspect of the flower u are trying to depict? shape? structure? texture? what?

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    i feel it's distracting in b&w.. and not veri good composition-wise too.
    ur subject is not that outstanding such that b&w can bring it out even more.
    to use b&w for macro flower shots, it has to be simple. your composition is not simple, so turning it into b&w will only confuse the viewer even more

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    Monocrome for macro shot of flowers? dun seems to attract me. Shots of flowers shot not be monocrome as it defeats the purpose of these flowers having colours (well, i know it is a lily and it is white) colours will make your focus more obvious to the viewers. try a bigger apperature (lower f-stop). it will bring more focus on the flower =) all the best for further 'flower shots'

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    Default Re: Flower Shot

    interesting angle of view

    the OOF part in the foreground is rather distracting
    some PP work should be able to bring out your shot

    btw who says flowers cannot be shot in black and white
    after all this is a white flower

    and have you heard of mapplethorpe

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    Default Re: Flower Shot

    Feel that b&w for this flower doesn't bring out the depth of the view. The OOF portion of the flower is distracting.
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    Default Re: Flower Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Werty View Post
    Monocrome for macro shot of flowers? dun seems to attract me. Shots of flowers shot not be monocrome as it defeats the purpose of these flowers having colours (well, i know it is a lily and it is white) colours will make your focus more obvious to the viewers. try a bigger apperature (lower f-stop). it will bring more focus on the flower =) all the best for further 'flower shots'
    I am no flower shooter but i totally agree on this point. So i'm just reinforcing his point in this case =)

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    Default Re: Flower Shot

    B&W or Color, it's a reasonably sharp picture, and interesting enuogh flower subject matter.

    However, with something like that, you could have well gone into abstract composures; use a good Macro lens, zoom in really tight, and emphasize those tentacle-like petals stretching out and off the frame in your viewfinder. Because the foreground lack any interesting features, a tight crop will do better justice.

    A bit snapshot-ish... but acceptably metered..

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    already said was the messy surroundings that robbed attention from the flower. If i were in your shoes, I would use flash on the flower and isolate the flower from the bg, creating a black background.
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