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Sep 10, 2011 09:59:48   #
Sabaideejack Loc: Appleton WI
 
Flowers are a passion of mine. My wife loves growing them and I love taking their portraits. . I’ve given these roses a little twist with PhotoShop Elements 9. Feel free to critique. I’m always looking to improve.

I’ve been a photography student for about a year now. I’m always in the "learning mode". Thanks in advance for your feedback. I have many more from this year’s growing season to share.
Nikon D5000 35mm prime / f4 / 1/1600 sec
Nikon D5000  35mm prime / f4 / 1/1600 sec...


Nikon D5000 105mm / f5.6 / 1/1250 sec
Nikon D5000  105mm  / f5.6 / 1/1250 sec...



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Sep 10, 2011 14:34:44   #
Snailgarter Loc: N.W. PA Area
 
These are some of the flowers that both my wife and I grow on our property. It seems that you can visit the same plant every other day and get a new perspective or view of how the beauty and color come through.







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Sep 10, 2011 23:45:10   #
Sabaideejack Loc: Appleton WI
 
Yes...they do ... a new perspective every day. Thanks for sharing your flowers...nice!

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Sep 10, 2011 23:49:17   #
gessman Loc: Colorado
 
Looks to me like you guys have those flower shots figured out. Very pretty and nice work also. That top rose comes across a little dark but it could be my monitor. It's been flickering lately and may be going out on me. Keep it up. I'll be looking for more.

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Sep 11, 2011 00:06:27   #
Sabaideejack Loc: Appleton WI
 
Thanks gessman...might be a tad dark...was trying to get a translucent effect with the sun through some of the petals. Here are a few more.
35mm Nikor prime ISO 200 f3.2 1/1000 sec petals not tack sharp
35mm Nikor prime  ISO 200  f3.2  1/1000 sec  petal...
70-200mm 2.8 Nikor ISO 200 f5.6 1/800 sec
70-200mm 2.8 Nikor  ISO 200  f5.6  1/800 sec...
35mm Nikor prime ISO 200 f3.5 1/800 sec
35mm Nikor prime  ISO 200  f3.5  1/800 sec...

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Sep 11, 2011 00:30:44   #
gessman Loc: Colorado
 
Beautiful. Great job. I'd like to show 'em to my wife but I don't want to be severely cut down tonight - it's Saturday night. I'll get her in here in a few days. She'll love those. I really like the rose with the water droplets.

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Sep 11, 2011 01:11:00   #
Clyde Loc: Born in Ks
 
Love roses and all flowers, grew a rose that was 5 inches in Dia. Was a $2.00 root plant, looking for pix from the 90"s. Good show.

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Sep 11, 2011 08:36:34   #
Sabaideejack Loc: Appleton WI
 
Thanks gessman...yes, caught that one in the morning after a rain. Thanks Clyde...much appreciated. Sounds like quite some roses...look forward to seeing your roses Clyde. We'll put a few more flowers up here again. They're definitely addicting to shoot.

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Sep 11, 2011 08:41:47   #
Sabaideejack Loc: Appleton WI
 
Here are a few more...
18-105 Nikor 58 mm ISO 640 f5.0 1/1250 sec
18-105 Nikor  58 mm  ISO 640  f5.0  1/1250 sec...
35 mm Nikor prime ISO 200 f8 1/125 sec
35 mm Nikor prime  ISO 200 f8 1/125 sec...
35mm Nikor prima ISO 200 f/2.8 1/400 sec
35mm Nikor prima  ISO 200  f/2.8  1/400 sec...

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Sep 11, 2011 10:33:51   #
Snailgarter Loc: N.W. PA Area
 
Thanks for the great photos of flowers in bloom. How detailed they are and how intricate in each design. I am always amazed for all that I see.

I may have been photographing for some time, but never ever gave it much thought. I do however try and try over again to replicate that which I see with my eyes and to know and find that shade and context in the item I photograph. I learn each and every time.







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Sep 11, 2011 10:36:10   #
Snailgarter Loc: N.W. PA Area
 
Gessman and or footshift...tel me, how does one place a signature or watermark on ones photos?

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Sep 11, 2011 11:26:50   #
gnzlzspd Loc: Wildomar, CA
 
Love your roses. I personally don't like the blackened leaves and stems, it does make the rose stand out but it gives the picture a somber look, natural colors liven things up. like I said, it's personal taste.

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Sep 11, 2011 11:38:28   #
Sabaideejack Loc: Appleton WI
 
I use PSE 9...I created a signature brush. If you have it let me know and I'll PM you or email you rather than explain the process here.

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Sep 11, 2011 11:41:07   #
tilde531 Loc: "Slower Lower Delaware"
 
Footshift wrote:
Flowers are a passion of mine. My wife loves growing them and I love taking their portraits. . I’ve given these roses a little twist with PhotoShop Elements 9. Feel free to critique. I’m always looking to improve.

I’ve been a photography student for about a year now. I’m always in the "learning mode". Thanks in advance for your feedback. I have many more from this year’s growing season to share.


Roses make the best "practice" subjects , don't they!?
These are very nice! I love the blood-red color (but some are a little too dark for my taste. I'm a fan of contrast big-time, to make colors pop... but maybe the mid-tones could be tweaked a little bit?)

I ESPECIALLY love... and I DO mean love ... the ones where you've made the background(s) in b&w, leaving the rose itself the natural color!

Congrats to you, and many thanks for sharing them :)

(Kudos to your wife, on growing such beautiful flowers, too. Roses can be finicky!)

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Sep 11, 2011 11:41:40   #
Sabaideejack Loc: Appleton WI
 
gnzlzspd wrote:
Love your roses. I personally don't like the blackened leaves and stems, it does make the rose stand out but it gives the picture a somber look, natural colors liven things up. like I said, it's personal taste.


Many thanks for your feedback...yes, you're right...it's a matter of taste...and certainly appreciate your thoughts.

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