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June 10, 2010
Image Size
1.1 MB


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Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 29, 2010, 7:18:57 PM
Dandel by Al-Baum Dandel by Al-Baum

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When I rate it this way I truly do mean it. Photography is such an interesting medium, because while there is realism to it, there is also such a burtonesque over realism- overly rightness to a scene, and this has it, and I love love love love love this picture.

I don't say that to be annoying I say that to be honest. The way the ones in front are out of focus are really quite interesting photographically speaking, because usually a photographer tries to get those little annoyances out of the way, but you just let the camera do it's magic. I like the way the bokeh in the trees is a lot larger than normal bokeh happens, probably just the genius of the lens and the right circumstances, but the way that the muddled green fades up into white really creates a sort of cotton-white dress- old souther- country feel, while not loosing the modernness of the way you photographed it and edited it. What lens did you use, might I ask?

In any case I'm sure your also looking for areas one which you can improve, and I tell you, there isn't a huge amount you could have improved on, maybe clarity in lots of parts, but under the circumstances I think you did incredibly well. Some of white space and dark space don't fit quite right, but then at some point critiquers will have to learn that not every category is photo manipulation ;P.

The flower to the right side, the highest one, completely detracts from the powerfulness of the white space after closer inspection because it breaks the line, whereas the tree doesn't break it it just divides it softly, and draws the eye up, this puts a stopped in the flower, cloning could get that out, but you are the artist, and I intend to let you remain that way, just technical opinions, I guess you could say. Some places in this photo the contrast looks a little bit intrusive, the darks way to dark in some places, I think. But that may just be a personal view and not a general aesthetic. As they say, to each their own.
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo, lovely colours! :D
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured you in my newest Square-feature!
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Have a nice day! :happybounce:
yOaMaLiA12 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is brilliant!!! :worship:
3rd-eyeopen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Amazing capture , love it :)
jojy2010 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Photographer
7 letters, 3 words and only one sense: I LOVE IT !!
Al-Baum Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
oh thank you so much for this comment :aww:
jojy2010 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Photographer
u're welcome =)
kuhrissa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
You have been featured in my journal [link] :iconpinkballoonplz:
and a news feature [link] if you can :+fav: the article it would be much appreciated :aww:
Brilliant work by the way! Your artwork blows me away! :heart:
Al-Baum Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
thank you so much :glomp:
stolentime Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Photographer
featured: [link] :aww:
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