A New Born Life


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1. in what area is critique to be sought?
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture

Following the Guidelines
1. My Exposure of the flower.
2. Imbue viewer a mindset such as a new life is being born into the world...
3. Being taken under emotions, as the title above, a new born life into this world.
4. I personally feels that the flower is kind of overexposed and the red part supporting the flower one is kind of underexposed. Should not be facing the sunlight in taking the pictures. However, the Flower did stands out of the pictures which is my intention.

Basic Settings of my camera
Sony H9
F2.7
5.3mm
1/200sec
0EV
Shutter speed priority
ISO 80
White Balance: Auto
No Flash

C & C are welcomed

Kindly correct me if i posted a wrong way of critique. Thanks in advance!!
 

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1. My Exposure of the flower.
Not sure if this is due to exposure or subsequent processing in/outside of the camera, but large parts of the white flower are completely blown out (i.e. a featureless white). If due to exposure, this would mean the picture is grossly overexposed.

2. Imbue viewer a mindset such as a new life is being born into the world...
3. Being taken under emotions, as the title above, a new born life into this world.
Flowers as a symbol of new life don't resonate with me. A germinating seed might.

The flower isn't really separated from the background. With all the leaves around, it looks a bit cluttered and messy. Not the kind of image that awakes emotions.

The usual advice would be to depict the background out-of-focus, but looking at your camera settings you could be limited in this respect by your camera. If you haven't done so already, you could try to use the longest focal length available What might work is to take the flower from a much shorter distance.

4. I personally feels that the flower is kind of overexposed and the red part supporting the flower one is kind of underexposed. Should not be facing the sunlight in taking the pictures.
You are correct on facing the sun. However, you can easily tame the high contrast with image processing; standard camera settings usually are not good for this kind of lighting.

On the choice of lighting itself, shooting against the light source can be an effective way to show shapes, textures, depth, etc., but it doesn't lend itself if you want to depict rich colours (which is what people usually go for with flower pictures).
 

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Flowers as a symbol of new life don't resonate with me. A germinating seed might.

The flower isn't really separated from the background. With all the leaves around, it looks a bit cluttered and messy. Not the kind of image that awakes emotions.

The usual advice would be to depict the background out-of-focus, but looking at your camera settings you could be limited in this respect by your camera. If you haven't done so already, you could try to use the longest focal length available What might work is to take the flower from a much shorter distance.
Thanks for the Advice =)

Can use photoshop to blur that part[leaves] out?
 

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Can use photoshop to blur that part[leaves] out?
That's probably possible, but is it worth it? Maybe a photoshop guru can do a convincing (natural looking) job with a minimum of effort. I can't, so I tend to accept shots that I can't save with some rather benign adjustments as learning experiences.
 

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That's probably possible, but is it worth it? Maybe a photoshop guru can do a convincing (natural looking) job with a minimum of effort. I can't, so I tend to accept shots that I can't save with some rather benign adjustments as learning experiences.
oh alright..hahaha..thanks for advice...will take note of that in future shootings ;)
 

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