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akio miyamoto's picture

flower

α7 III ILCE-7M3

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Tom Kinkel's picture

Hello Akio . The flower is beautiful and has real presence in the image but the flare patch in the foreground always takes my eye to it not the flower .I still like it very much - Thankyou .

akio miyamoto's picture

Thanks Tom.
I was wondering about the flare in front of me too.
Tom pointed it out to me, and I'm now convinced that my impressions are correct.

Chris Jablonski's picture

I agree with you both, Akio. It is indeed a beautiful and striking image, with the pale patch being a bit distracting. Is it lens flare? Could you conceivably process it to be less distracting, e.g. by darkening it, or introducing a broader vignette?

akio miyamoto's picture

Thanks for the advice on my work.
I'm not the best at using a lightroom, but I'm going to try to darken the pale areas.

Chris Jablonski's picture

I use ACDSee, which has equivalents to LR and PS, Akio. By using selective brushes adjusting exposure and colour balance over the pale area, I could darken it and then make it green, to come up with this, not perfect, but less distracting. I agree that a crop might help, for instance like the second image.

akio miyamoto's picture

Thank you, Chris.
I'll try to follow the example of the image you fixed for me.
I am thrilled to see such a change in the image of my work.

Chris Jablonski's picture

Play with the software - you have fun, and you learn! And I'm no expert at post-processing compared to many around here.

Odysseas Benekos's picture

Like the feeling very much. I think a tigher square crop would benefit the image and help eliminate the distraction.

akio miyamoto's picture

My friend advised me to look at this picture and crop it to square.
I think that's the way to go too.
Thanks for the advice.

Tom Kinkel's picture

Hello Akio .My wife has just looked at your beautiful flower image and thought to darken the purple /magenta tone in the background and the flare patch might be worth trying or just the lens flare patch in the foreground .I might be wrong but the lens you used may need a lens hood as it is very much better to stop lens flare before it gets to an image , much harder to correct later .What lens did you use if I may ask .Thankyou !

akio miyamoto's picture

Hello Tom. I was not using a lens hood when I took this shot.
That may have been the cause of the flare.
I used SIGMA's E-MOUNT MC-11 and Tamron's 180mm Macro SP Di lens for Canon, connected to the α7 III.
It seems that there are many ways to fix this piece, as Chris and your wife have said.
It looks like I have a lot to learn.

I am not very good at English.
So I'm using translation software to write this message as well.
I hope you can imagine and understand the strange parts of the text.

Chris Jablonski's picture

P.S. Let's see more from you, Akio! You're off to a great start.

And by the way the meaning of your text is clear. A lot better than my Japanese!

akio miyamoto's picture

I'm very lucky to have everyone's advice.
The reason my message is clear is because of the excellent translation software. I have to thank the translation software.