Saturday, June 17, 2006

Fuzzy White

Another macro today (still no Photoshop). I'd seen a few great photos of dandelions and I wanted to try one too. Plenty of opportunity, if you know what I mean. One of the things I enjoyed about making this photo was that I got to crawl around on the ground for a while. That always makes me feel like a real photographer. In fact, I need to learn to place myself in strange positions more often. I figure if people are looking at me strange, then I must be doing something right.

I am learning that an image sometimes has a greater impact if you don't include the entire subject. Placing the subject off center is usually wise, but if some of it is outside of the frame it seems to make it feel closer and creates a feeling of wonder. Or maybe I'm just blowing smoke, I don't know...

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 6mm, f/2.7, 1/500 sec, ISO 50


Blogger Laurie said...

I think you are right aboput framing some things that way. It does make it more intimate.

I really like the fluffy quality of this dandelion. Very nice use of partial framing.

1:31 PM, June 17, 2006  
Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Hi Timmybomb,

These last two photos are pretty good, but seem a bit'fuzzy" to me. Tripod (tabletop)???

I tried some tighter cropping (which I don't consider PP).

Try tulip w/vert. crop (standard poportions - like 4X6).

Try daisy fluffball w/ horizontal crop (standard poportions - like 4X6) - leave out white area in lower LH corner.

I think that this genre require a tack sharp photo to be really effective.

Hope this lubricates.


4:44 PM, June 17, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

I completely agree with you regarding not including the entire actually works!
Something must be left to the viewers' imagination ;-)

8:03 PM, June 17, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Liking it alot, pretty cool.Had a quickj glance at fuxzzt pink which was totally awesome.GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!

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9:20 PM, June 17, 2006  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

I like this shot. I really need to figure out how to get good macros. I agree with your idea of leaving part of the subject out of the frame. It gives it a different feel. Great shot!

12:11 AM, June 18, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

Good use of the rule of thirds in this shot! Keep crawling around in the grass, there's a lot to be found in there...especially if you haven't mowed for more than a week!

4:06 AM, June 18, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

I really like this. One of my favorite dandelion photos. I like the subject being slightly out of frame in this photo, although I don't think it always gives such a great result. wonderful shot.

4:46 AM, June 18, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Very effective framing of the dandelion. I think that it works quite well, but I do see the other commenter's point about it seeming a little fuzzy. Nice job.

4:59 AM, June 18, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Liking the faming on this one Timmy and totally agree on leaving a much to the viewers imagination.
But as already mentioned, the details in the flower need to be sharper.

11:46 AM, June 18, 2006  
Anonymous rayts said...

love the framing. i have always thought that dandelions are one of the hardest subject for a macroshot...simply because are details are so fine that it's quite hard to get the rigt focus.

love the brave attempt. why use photoshop when you can have "an almost" perfect shot right?!

8:18 PM, June 18, 2006  
Blogger Yanik said...

Your right about what you said about getting into weird positions and about framing subjects like that..

This is great, keep getting into those positions..hehe well done :)

12:12 AM, June 19, 2006  
Anonymous sil said...

You did a superb job here. I agree with everything you said about positions and off center subjects. :)

1:59 AM, June 19, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Not bad, not bad :)
Still find it hard for flowers to get me hot under the colour, and thats including my own pathetic attempts :)

7:19 AM, June 19, 2006  
Blogger roopa said...

truly inspirational..simply gr8

9:52 AM, June 19, 2006  

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