Monday, May 22, 2006

Ma's Clematis

People seemed to like my flawed photo of the water on the peony a couple of days ago, so here is another "Flower: Up Close and Personal" image. I think this is a clematis. It was growing in my in-law's back yard, so I snapped a few shots when I was down there last week. I will probably share one more with you later this week.

I have decided that I like this photo, though there was much deliberation. I was very intentional about composition, using the rule of thirds when I composed the shot so I wouldn't have to crop it later. The shallow depth of field was simply out of necessity in order to get the correct exposure, but I like the result.

I was without my tripod again, so I had to underexpose in order to get a sharp enough shot. The exposure was then slightly adjusted in Photoshop, bringing out the highlights in the background. I know there is noise, and I did think about removing it, but I like it.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 6mm, f/2.7, 1/100 sec, ISO 50


Blogger "K" Fingerett said...

Wow... This is really nice. When I first looked at it, I thought it might be something underwater...

The blue is so rich and looks great with the yellows and whites.

This is a keeper :) Looking forward to the other shots


10:32 AM, May 22, 2006  
Blogger siege2050 said...

Looks cool. It looks like something alien.

11:34 AM, May 22, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

The colours and detail are fantastic : this is definately one of your best shots ever.GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOT!Love it!

12:24 PM, May 22, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

A+++ This is fantastic! It's got beautiful color and I love the DOF here, it suits the shot well. I agree it's one of your very best.

1:39 PM, May 22, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Its looking very exotic.
Don't really know why you had to underexpose it as I noticed its ISO50. But in this case it worked well :D

3:23 PM, May 22, 2006  
Blogger Timmybomb said...

My camera sucks at anything above ISO 50. Too much noise, so I never go above 50.

3:26 PM, May 22, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Cool shot. At first, I thought it was some sea creature. :)

5:48 PM, May 22, 2006  
Blogger Sandy said...

I've stumbled over via Micki's blog. Lovely shot. Nice comp and dof.

7:07 PM, May 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Timmybomb,

WOW!!! I like this! Your on the road to greatness - but don't let it go to your head (I'm sure Bethany won't let it happen), it's a long road.
You have a good eye for what makes a great picture.
I think we need about another 100 photos (and discussions) for the book, so keep at it.
I'm trying to figure out how I can make some money off of this book? Any ideas (consultant, critic, designer, editor, ghost writer, mentor . . . )?


9:21 PM, May 22, 2006  
Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Hi Timmybomb,

My last message wasn't really an anonamouse - I just pushed the wrong button.

You need to fix your "Macro Art in Nature" link - too many http's


9:30 PM, May 22, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Nice one! The colours are excellent.

10:24 PM, May 22, 2006  
Anonymous sil said...

Your shots get better with every passing day! I like this one. you did a nice job here. the colors are beautful and I don't mind the slight noise.

3:47 AM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

This is such a gorgeous picture! The colours are so deep and alive, and the composition really brings it all out. I have to say it's one of the best pictures I've seen in a long time!

5:26 AM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger MBrown said...

A very different feel to this shot, with a unique perspective.
The overall tonal range is very cool!!

8:12 AM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger jj said...

create a magical atmosphere...nice work.

9:09 AM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Jasp said...

Yep... that blue shade is stunning.

9:44 AM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

The blue is awesome. Great framing, too. Nice work.

5:47 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Игрици said...


9:07 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Emré said...

I like the yellow/dark tentacles and deep blue background here. Very nice composition as well.

10:32 AM, May 27, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...


2:42 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Kris said...

you've done well, really..Marvellous image!!!

2:54 PM, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

really really love this .. the colours & framing are perfect

great stuff!!

9:52 AM, May 31, 2006  

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