Description: I never tire of trying to capture the beauty of this rose in our garden. I just love the pink petals with yellow deep inside the flower. I shot the flower inside, in a white tent. That is how I can control the lighting and get a white background.
Specific Feedback Requested: I am interested in any comments to improve the image.
Pertinent technical details or techniques: Olympus OMD camera, 60mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/25. Tripod and lights.
Is this a composite? no
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I think this is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! I love the colors (sorbet!) and the center of the rose doesn’t go too dark or too flat. The light vignette is wonderful. as is the composition! If I were to consider anything, it might be a little off the bottom, but that’s an incredibly tiny thought. Well done!!!
I do like the change. The rose fills the frame so nicely that I don’t see any difference in the centering, and a bit off-center would actually add a slight dynamic something-or-other, for me.
I hate to be nit-picky about such a gorgeous image, but it feels a bit crowded on the left and top – I wonder if there is some of the original canvas there, or otherwise content-aware fill would probably work its usual magic. The white triangle in the UL could be filled in with the material just below it, or better, from one of the other 3 corners with the appropriate rotation.
Yes, there is room in the original to expand the left side and top. It will take a while to blend them as there was a lot of cloning in the flower. But I agree it is tight on the left and top. I think it will be nice to have two versions of this. The closely cropped image will work well on a canvas. The expanded version for framing. Thanks for all of your advice. I will share when I have a chance to edit…probably next week!