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Embrace Me
18-MAY-2006

Embrace Me

Canon EOS 5D
1/5s f/16.0 at 100.0mm iso100 full exif

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Roe..08-Aug-2007 00:27
I like the tones, contrast of light and how you filled the frame..I could learn a thing or 2+ from Phil :)
Phil Douglis17-May-2006 22:10
I think you need to stress texture here, through the angle of the light, the exposure, and at least one portion of the image in sharpness. A deliberately soft image usually does not work unless you are trying to create a dreamy effect. This can be soft, but that softness must gather around a sharp portion.
JSWaters17-May-2006 20:48
I used a tripod, but unfortunately there was a bothersome breeze. I was really trying to abstract this more with softness and less saturated color. I'll try again when the air is still.
Phil Douglis17-May-2006 19:39
Good idea, Jenene, but you were unable to hold your camera still enough to use a shutter speed this slow (1/5th of a second) unless you have an image stabilized lens, and even then, with macros, the camera must be rock solid. Use a tripod from now on for still lifes at close range in low light. The concept is good --waves of light, color, and texture -- but the texture must be sharp and the colors rich and light should reflect a broader scale of light and dark areas.