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See my crown


See my crown
Photo Information
Copyright: JD Warren (aurora2006) (8)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07
Categories: Flowers, Mountain
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-14 9:50
Viewed: 3545
Points: 2
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I went on a solo hike in the Pentland Hills outside of Edinburgh Scotland. The thistle and foxgloves were everywhere (as were whatever variation of thorn bushes lined my very narrow path!). I love the color of the thistle "crown".


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Hi JD,
The backlighting makes great outlines for the stems and flowers where they are in focus, but I think the thistle-head in the forground detracts somewhat by not being sharp. I would have cropped the shot to exclude the blurry foreground, so the eye could concentrate on the sharp middle ground while keeping the nice OOF BG. Thanks
Alan

Hi JD,

I think that much of the picture works really well; the exposure, colours and the backlighting is great for emphasising the sharpness of the spikes. However, I think that it would have been better to focus on the flower heads in the foreground and than have a focus regress towards the background, blurring out gradually. I think that focussing on the middle distance, which is what you have done here, would have worked bettter if there had been more flowerheads behind. A good picture nonetheless though and pleased you shared it.

Kind regards,

Mike

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