Merv, both images posted here are quite acceptable. The first image as a standalone gorgeous floral presentation and of course the second as a fine tribute to all mothers around the globe on this day of honor and gratitude overall…
What a thoughtful and beautiful image, Merv. The flowers are beautiful, and you did a wonderful job with the colors, details and composition. I like the nice soft green BG on the right to help balance the image.
Absolutely text is fine for this kind of thing. And, honestly, if that’s what’s needed for some floral images, I’m fine with that. I don’t run the place, I just work here.
The diffused light is so soft, but yet brings up texture and modeling so that we can nearly touch that silky rose. Lovely color combinations, too. Whether you chose them all or just the bouquet and the florist did the rest; it looks really good.
Paul, Thanks for the way you described how each image has a different purpose!
Dennis, thanks for commenting on the DOF, I took several shots with different settings until I got the soft focus right at the back of the arrangement. It’s subtle but it does seem to put more emphasis on the rose.
Thank you, Kris! I had a chuckle when I read the “I Just work here” comment!
Actually, my son and daughter in-law ordered them from Japan (where they live) and the florist did the rest, I just answered the knock on the door, then delivered them to the back porch where my wife was sitting, I thought that a slice of it would make a nice Mother’s Day Card.
I think you were right when you said that I probably won’t be selling my 40 year old Vivitar 70-210 manual lens, this image was taken with that lens as well. I found a permanent spot for it in my backpack.