Water Lily flower


Bukitimah

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2010
1,269
6
38
Singapore
#1


I took this at a local park and would like to hear some CC.

1. in what area is critique to be sought?
The composition and PP done
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Giving the standard water lily a different look with glow
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
The sun was right above the sky. I need to look for a more shaded spot. No tripod nor flash used. Use want to see how best the shot can be with the camera settings.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
Did some PP and hope to create an effect that makes the flower look like a painting.
 

OmarS

New Member
Sep 4, 2011
6
0
0
#2
Very nice photograph.... but i think it looks a little over edited... but all in all very nice...
 

SkyStrike

Moderator
Staff member
Nov 29, 2010
3,444
11
38
Somewhere
#4
I like the center glow too...but *sorry*, I feel that it's abit "plasticky" in the center blue
 

foxtwo

Senior Member
Mar 11, 2004
2,523
0
36
singapore
#5
If the objective is to make it look like a painting then it's a ways off. Your flower looks more like a digital "painting", it's too sharp and defined, especially the center.

Yes the glow is inviting and interpretation of subject is always in the control of the photographer. However I hope to point out what is the essence of a flower and often when in post processing, the difficulty is knowing when is enough and time to stop. That comes with experience and sticking to the theme of the shoot.

You've definitely improved much over the months and photographs. Keep it up!
 

Bukitimah

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2010
1,269
6
38
Singapore
#6
Thank you for all the advices. I was busy and didn't have a chance to respond. Will work on all the suggestions given.
 

Oct 4, 2010
346
0
0
In a house
#9
Doesn't work for me. Looks too artificial. Colour is good but too good perhaps. If that is your style, work on it.
 

David Kwok

Senior Member
Aug 23, 2008
1,107
0
36
Singapore
www.flickr.com
#10
Makes a good illustration.



I took this at a local park and would like to hear some CC.

1. in what area is critique to be sought?
The composition and PP done
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Giving the standard water lily a different look with glow
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
The sun was right above the sky. I need to look for a more shaded spot. No tripod nor flash used. Use want to see how best the shot can be with the camera settings.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
Did some PP and hope to create an effect that makes the flower look like a painting.
 

chiangkxv

Senior Member
Jul 5, 2008
1,803
31
48
33
Tiong Bahru
www.flickr.com
#11
Though I agree that it is kind of too sharp and too colourful, but I like it.

I like the yellow glow from the centre and how the violet complement it.
 

anhyeuem

New Member
Jul 9, 2011
165
1
0
#12
If yr objective is get painting like i think its way off. Painting does not need such vibrant colours. It also should have some rough/noise/coarse...dun know how to explain...basically its too sharp and clear.

But if yr objective is digital and surreal then its spot on.
 

Bukitimah

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2010
1,269
6
38
Singapore
#13
Of course the lily flower is not like that. When I first saw the effect, I like the centre glow and decided to PP it. I then decide to change the color a bit more.

It is just another way of 'expression' but I will be concentrating more on nature photography.
 

Top Bottom