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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-03
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-03 10:25
Viewed: 3995
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Picturing full coloured daffodils is not a challenge any more, before I put the remains of what was once a beautiful bunch of yellow daffodils in to the dustbin, I decided to see how wilted daffodils would do as object.
The weather was this morning a bit clouded, 8/8 overcast, but the cloud layer wasn't very thick and while I was experimenting with wilted daffodils I came up the idea to put the decayed daffodil in front of the sun disk. In this backlight situation I took several shots, and I chose this one to post on TL.

PP work: slight adjustment of curves and contrast. Resized and sharpened using USM, add small frame.

fransx, Royaldevon, gaillarde, Jan9376, mesquens1, brech, Mitra, mbrito has marked this note useful
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Hello Hans,

Excellente nature morte, interprété par ce végétal flétri!!! on dirait presque du papier de soie.
Gentille composition, contraste et légère luminosité.
TFS et agréable semaine. Cordialement.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-04-03 11:25]

Hi Hans,
A nice contre-jour capture of this decayed flower in such a bent posture.
Great details in the deteriorated petals of this once beautiful flower!
I like the original idea with such a play with light and PP work.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hello Hans,

I find this a most interesting experiment. (I like the idea of trying a new pov, a new time of life, with the daffodil.)
For me, it has worked well.
The backlighting has revealed the veins, the wilted shape, the flimsy textures - a bit like an x-ray, yet the composition, the arched flower and the limited colour palette, give their own beauty and artistry.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

  • Ejtaan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 898 W: 10 N: 98] (475)
  • [2011-04-03 13:22]

mooi hoor.. en gedrufd ook!
niet veel mensen durven een verwelkte, oude bloem op de foto te zetten...
toch... als je er iets meer "werk" van maakt kun je er een heel mooie sfeerfoto van maken. Vraag me even niet hoe precies, want daar zou ik eerst zelf een tijd over moeten nadenken, maar... het heeft me wel aan het denken gezet!

Gr., Anneke

Hello Hans,

very effective experiment - it conveys such a powerful mood. It's actually quite depressing. Fantastic lighting, with nice tones and details captured. Great composition and presentation!

- Jan

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2011-04-03 18:32]

I"m not quite sure what a sun disk is, but I like the backlit result here
Lovely textures

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-04-04 11:43]

Hello Hansie,
We all use to see the fresh flowers & not Wilted ones.
Great shot of this flower. Light is great.nice tones and details captured. Great composition and presentation. Well done.

Beautifull faint...........

Hello Hans,
This is a very beautiful image - beauty in decay. And very well presented with very good composition. A pleasure to view. Regards.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-12-21 6:40]

Hello Hans
Original capture of this plant. The effect against light is very strong and adds an excellent mood. Perfect light management.
My Best wishes of a Great Christmas time to you, and those you like.

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