Sunday, November 9, 2008

Day 315: More Poinsetta Bliss!

Look at these beauties! And in another week or so, it's going to be even MORE beautiful in here!

I posted this photo on the forum at proudphotography.com, where I'm taking a class, and what bit of feedback I got, which I agree with, is how nice it would have been if I had taken the shot when the woman working in the background, on the left, had been at the end of the leading lines. The suggestion was also that an F/13 might have provided the focus I was looking for.

Some day, the setting selections will be more sencond nature for me, but I'm still at the point where I think I ALMOST have it down. . . and then realize I don't!



My settings: F/6, 1/30, Tamron 28-75mm @ 31 mm; custom white balance, shot RAW, ISO 200, tripod.

16 comments:

Chell said...

So pretty. Can't believe how close it is to christmas!!

Jackie's Shot said...

Sounds like a good class and helpfull cc from classmates. ~Jackie

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periwinkle eye images said...

I am so much enjoying your love of pointsettias! Keep 'em coming! Personally, I think a worker at the end of the center line would be distracting; I didn't even notice her on the left. Plain poinsettias hold their own! Thanks for these. ML

Sharon said...

Beautiful!

I don't think I'll ever have it down but it's fun trying. ;)

Jeanne said...

This uneducated eye thinks it looks beautiful as is!(for what it's worth) Ü

Amy said...

Really pretty! I am almost ready to start going manual! I need to keep practicing.

Lauren said...

Boy, it sure is getting to be "that" time of year, isn't it? You're inspiring me to go make the LONG drive up to my favorite nursery!

Michelle said...

sounds like you are learning lots! I love all the color here.

Becky said...

It took me a minute to find the woman even with you saying where she was. I'm not sure I agree, but I'm certainly no expert. It would be fun to see a photoshopped one with her in a different spot to compare.

Emily Weaver Brown said...

ahem! great color but I believe that you are violating one of the golden rules - that is no Christmas photos until after thanksgiving ; )

Cindi Koceich said...

I love those leading lines!
I know what you mean about the settings. It does become more second nature, but I still have those times when I blow it!!

Gypsy Girl said...

Like the lines on this. Pretty red color. I just love poinsettas. When we got married my dad had a 12 foot christmas tree made with them going round and round for me. I loved it.

Suzy said...

I know what you mean about "almost" having settings down and then you find more to learn and think about. But this is a great shot!

Bobbi said...

It must be great to get such detailed feedback. This is a beautiful shot regardless :)

pat said...

MMMM! Color, warmth---BLISS! Did you get any of that nasty blizzard that went through the Dakotas?