Taken on July 7 in Central Park, NYC. An experiment in lighting:

Can you tell which one was shaded with a parasol — was it the 1st or 2nd  photograph?

1. Chysanthemum, Central Park 7/7/2018
1. Chysanthemum, Central Park 7/7/2018
2. Chysanthemum, Central Park 7/7/2018
2. Chysanthemum, Central Park 7/7/2018

15 thoughts on “Compare

  1. Photography Journal Blog 2018-07-19 / 1:46 am

    The second was my guess before I clicked open the comments section. I wasn’t completely sure though, because I think I miss these sort of details sometimes.

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  2. Timelesslady 2018-07-17 / 7:36 pm

    Both are beautiful. I like the glow of the second one. Great technique…will have to give it a try one day.


  3. restlessjo 2018-07-16 / 10:34 am

    I had no idea but like the softness of the second. It’s beautiful 🙂 🙂

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  4. Mary Miller 2018-07-14 / 11:02 am

    The 2nd. Very nice shot!

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-07-14 / 11:12 am

      You are right. You are the only one to answer. The subtle clue is that there is less contrast and the light on the flower is a little softer. I darkened the background in Lightroom in #2 to match #1. When using a parasol the back lighting can get overblown. It helps to soften the light on a flower on a very bright day.

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      • Dina 2018-07-19 / 2:21 pm

        Very interesting! Thanks for explaining, Sherry. It’s a beautiful!

        Liked by 1 person

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