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Troy Straub's picture

Queen Anne's Lace

I found a n example of Queen Anne's Lace with a much lighter and center than normal also has two colored flowers instead of the normal one. I decided to go with a soft focus on it I went with f4.5 as 2.8 had almost no dof. In order to bring out the softness I over exposed a bit and then added a white vignette and slid the dehaze to the left. Any CC is always welcome.

Edit Added a second version and the original uncropped or processed raw shot straight out of camera.

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Matthew Lacy's picture

I like the image as a whole, but my eye keeps being drawn to the white flower facing the camera in the bottom third of the frame, to the left of the pink ones. I'm not sure why.

Troy Straub's picture

Thanks.that one was on the same focal plane so it did pop a bit. After I did the dehaze and vignette it went a bet softer so I added a radial filter to that flower to bring it out a bit. Here is one without that filter.

Matthew Lacy's picture

I think I like the one without the filter better.

Troy Straub's picture

Thank you for the input.

Alan Brown's picture

This makes sense Matthew as supposedly the eye is drawn to lighter/high contrast/sharp areas of the frame, all of which the smaller flower fits.
I find my eye immediately drawn to the larger/colorful/bolder flowers, the drawn like yours to the other

Alan Brown's picture

Interestingly beautiful image Tony. For me I prefer the first but feel the balance is a little off.
Like Matthew I am drawn to the high-contrast white flower, and feel this plays well with the two colored.
I offer a simple crop for your comparison, but of course, the best image remains the one that you prefer and best tells the story you want to tell.

Troy Straub's picture

Thanks! I think your crop is better than mine. I had played around with some closer to yours. When I'm in doubt about a crop U usually seem to go with a 16x9 at least if I have the horizontal pixels because it fills my laptop screen. Probably not the best strategy, but it gets rid of the bars. ;)