WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Photography > The Darkroom
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-05-2012, 08:05 PM
droll13's Avatar
droll13 droll13 is offline
A Local Legend
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,264
 
Hails from United States
Two from my back yard

2 for the price of 1, taken in the backyard this morning.

I'll admit right away that I have no idea what the names of these are.

1) the flower...





2) some sort of succulent, I think...



C&C is always welcome.
__________________
Dave
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
my (perpetually unfinished) website:
snilloRs.com
camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS - photo editing: Photoshop CS5
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-06-2012, 12:32 AM
Luv2shoot's Avatar
Luv2shoot Luv2shoot is online now
Moderator
Sterling Heights, Michigan
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 5,024
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

Nice and Nicer.

Great lines in the first.
And it's special in the second image how the leafs are naturally outlined in pink by its own pigments.

Of course the position of the focal points is spot on.
__________________
LUV2SHOOT

"What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do during our leisure hours determines what we are. " - George Eastman
Nikon D5100, 18-55 Nikor lens, Tamron 90mm Macro lens
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-07-2012, 11:28 AM
droll13's Avatar
droll13 droll13 is offline
A Local Legend
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,264
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

Thanks Lorell.

Yes, it was the lines in the first one that attracted me.

And it was the reddish edges that I liked about the second one.

As for composition, CS5 (and maybe earlier) overlays a "rule of thirds" grid when you crop. I sometimes use that, sometimes the "perpendicular to a diagonal" compositional method.
__________________
Dave
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
my (perpetually unfinished) website:
snilloRs.com
camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS - photo editing: Photoshop CS5
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-08-2012, 12:56 AM
debsn2paintn's Avatar
debsn2paintn debsn2paintn is offline
A Local Legend
So. California
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 8,554
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

I LOVE the first one Dave. Succulent- looks like Hen and chicks cactus, I love to photograph them and if you get them back lit by the sun the photos are very cool because they are kind of translucent. If I have a chance tomorrow I'll post one that I took that way to show you.
__________________
Deb

Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70L &other Lenses, Speedlite 580EX, Alien Bee's lights, with wireless triggers and soft boxes umbrellas.
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-08-2012, 06:57 AM
Luv2shoot's Avatar
Luv2shoot Luv2shoot is online now
Moderator
Sterling Heights, Michigan
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 5,024
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

Deb,
When you do post your photo of the hens and chix, maybe you could include your settings. I want to know if when you use aperture priority, do you also play with the speed of the camera????
__________________
LUV2SHOOT

"What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do during our leisure hours determines what we are. " - George Eastman
Nikon D5100, 18-55 Nikor lens, Tamron 90mm Macro lens
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-08-2012, 09:00 AM
droll13's Avatar
droll13 droll13 is offline
A Local Legend
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,264
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

Thanks for the identification, Deb. I did a Google Image Search, and it sure does look like some variant of Hen and Chicks cactus (Sempervivum tectorum). I'll have to try a some shots backlit as you've described sounds like it'll be a neat effect. Meanwhile, here's a wider that that should confirm the identification:


And if anyone can ID the flower, please go ahead. The long, curving stamens look like what I've seen on varieties of Day Lilies. Here's a shot showing more of the plant(s):
__________________
Dave
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
my (perpetually unfinished) website:
snilloRs.com
camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS - photo editing: Photoshop CS5
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-08-2012, 09:26 AM
ticktock01's Avatar
ticktock01 ticktock01 is offline
Lord of the Arts
East Windsor, New Jersey
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,321
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

Dave, the lily like flower looks like a variety of Hipppeastrum.

Both of your original photos really stand out. The first one especially, has a 3 dimensional effect. They both would make great OOB photos, but that is the manipulator in me speaking. Composition in the Hens and Chicks is excellent.
__________________
Terry
Sony A300 DSLR, Photoshop CS6
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-08-2012, 09:49 AM
droll13's Avatar
droll13 droll13 is offline
A Local Legend
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,264
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

Thanks Terry. I can see the OOB potential in the first, not so much in the second. But as a master of OOB you see more than I do.

BTW, if you want to do an OOB treatment on either/both, go ahead. I can send you versions without the matting/frame. I keep vowing to try OOB myself, but it's on a long list of things I want to do if I ever find the time.

I think you're right about Hippeastrum. Seems that covers about 90 species and hundreds of hybrids. If I'm reading things right, many are varieties of Amaryllis. Thanks for the ID.
__________________
Dave
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
my (perpetually unfinished) website:
snilloRs.com
camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS - photo editing: Photoshop CS5
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-09-2012, 05:44 PM
birdhs's Avatar
birdhs birdhs is offline
WC! Guide
Chattanooga, TN
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 16,197
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

These are both equally great, each in it's own way.

can't really add anything that hasn't alreaady been said.

life is good

greg
__________________
Click here for>> WC FAQS <<for New Members
- Link to Birdhs' Illustrated Books, galleries, and articles http://campsawduststudios.com
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-09-2012, 06:02 PM
droll13's Avatar
droll13 droll13 is offline
A Local Legend
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,264
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

Thanks Greg.

Although I envy those who travel extensively and take photos in exotic locations (I'd love to visit and photograph the Scottish Moors, New Zealand, and the birds in Costa Rica, for example), I've learned that there are worthwhile photo opportunities in one's home turf if you look for them.
__________________
Dave
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
my (perpetually unfinished) website:
snilloRs.com
camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS - photo editing: Photoshop CS5
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-09-2012, 07:48 PM
debsn2paintn's Avatar
debsn2paintn debsn2paintn is offline
A Local Legend
So. California
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 8,554
 
Hails from United States
Re: Two from my back yard

That is so true Dave, and you are finding them
__________________
Deb

Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70L &other Lenses, Speedlite 580EX, Alien Bee's lights, with wireless triggers and soft boxes umbrellas.
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 05-10-2012, 03:49 AM
pancho pancho is offline
Lord of the Arts
hong kong
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,846
 
Hails from Philippines
Re: Two from my back yard

Very nice Dave.

Janet
__________________
Official Website:http://www.artpancho.com/
Print: http://janet-gupta.artistwebsites.com/
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:53 PM.


Copyright 1998-2013, F+W Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.