Purple Flower, Central Park 7/29/2014

Purple Flower, Central Park 7/29/2014, revised 12/3/2014.

This micro photo of a tiny purple flower needed little more than a few outlines drawn in to emphasize the flowers.

Created with Photoshop and Corel Painter. NIKON D600, f-stop 5.6 exposure time 1/800 sec. ISO 320, focal length 105, and max aperture 4.

Purple Flower, Central Park 7/29/2014 v2
Purple Flower, Central Park 7/29/2014 v2

6 thoughts on “Purple Flower, Central Park 7/29/2014

  1. Lee Gaywood 2014-12-12 / 11:33 pm

    the first one, with more definition on the throat of the main flower
    so soft


  2. Anne Lazarus 2014-12-11 / 9:18 am

    I like the first picture better. It is more vibrant. Both are lovely, and you are working with one of y favorite colors. I like the fading in and out of the colors.


  3. Amedeo Felix 2014-12-01 / 10:45 am

    Thinking in “darkroom” terms I would burn in the main subject a little more and “hold back” the background – i.e. a greater difference in the light/dark content of the main subject and background. Not by much, but a bit more.


    • port4u 2014-12-03 / 10:58 am

      Revised as suggested. Thanks Deo


  4. gardenersu 2014-11-28 / 1:45 pm

    This one, although the colors themselves are lovely and vibrant, seems to have too much fogginess and not enough definition. I think I’d like to see more details on those intriguing shadowy background images.


    • port4u 2014-11-29 / 6:21 am

      Shallow depth of field is always a problem with macro images. It can often work to have the background totally foggy. To me the effect is like a partially done watercolor, with only a couple of flowers drawn in. Thanks, you made me put my intent into words.


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