Sunday, January 21, 2007

Filling the Frame

Tried this for the Filling the Frame contest on DPChallenge. It didn't come out the way I wanted, and even though I have tried many times, I just can't get it right. I now officially will not try anymore and will not use a geranium in my entry--if I get one!

7 comments:

rennie said...

I wonder what you aim was. It looks like you were pretty close to nice results.

Karen said...

Very nice colour. A tighter crop might just do it.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Yes I think maybe a slightly tighter crop an increase the saturation or contrast a tad to give it a bit of punch and it looks good. The sharpening could also do with a bit of work. Otherwise a nice shot, keep trying.

Elaine said...

Had it not been expert editing, I would probably have tweaked this a little and gone with it. No way to compete with those who really know what they are doing!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Just to add, when you increase the sauration, only increase the reds. I have played with it a bit if you would like to see it let me know and I can e-mail it to you.

talj said...

Really nice colour, what are you using as your light source? I think Karen and Lori have good ideas here! What sort of camera/lens are you using?

Elaine said...

I wanted the texture of the petals to show, and to have a touch of drama. My "lighting" is a flashlight that unfortunately has a blue beam. I always have to do color correction, and really need to get a decent light set up! My camera is a Canon Digital Rebel 350XT, and I have the kit lens, as well as a macro and a zoom lens.