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Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
 

vertical or horizontal?


 
 
Ok, I took two pictures of the same thing which one does everyone think is better?

Also I uploaded more pic. to my gallery I would love some REAL hard constructive criticism!!


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6/21/2005 2:29:31 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  HI COLLETTE ,
THE VERTICAL ONE.
HERE IS A PORTRAIT RULE OF THUMB:
IF IT IS TALLER THEN IT IS WIDE IT IS VERTICAL- IF IT IS WIDER THEN IT IS TALL -HORIZONTAL. A USUSALLY HARD RULE IN PORTRAITS - AND HELPS IN EVERYTHING ELSE-BUT SOMETIMES THE ARTIS EYE TAKE A CREATIVE TURN AND THATS GREAT TO.
IN THIS CASE MY VOTE IS FOR THE VERTICAL,THE DELICATE STEM SHOWING - ITS CAPTURED BEAUTIFULY.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
DEBBY


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6/21/2005 2:43:45 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2005
  I vote for the vertical as well. I love irises and this is a lovely one.


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6/21/2005 4:33:51 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  hey collette,
debby is still yelling.anyway yeah don't leave dead space with a flower shot,i knew I missed something?
sam


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6/21/2005 5:08:33 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  I'M SORRY TO ALL OF YOU- I'M REALLY NOT YELLING - IT'S JUST MY EYEBALLS!
THEY HURT- COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO RESET THE COMPUTER AND MY BROTHER WAS SUPPOSED TO CHAGE IT OVER THE WEEKEND , BUT I LET HIM GET AWAY,LOL.
ANYWAY-IT MAY NOT HELP- THEY THINK IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MY BLOOD SUGAR(THE BLURRYNESS) SUCKS FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER,AY?
ANYWAY, I DO APOLIGIZE.


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6/21/2005 5:15:12 PM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Thanks everyone for your comments they were very helpfull!!!

-Collette-


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6/23/2005 11:30:03 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  Definately,...the vertical.
...A little too much dead space in the horizontal version.


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6/23/2005 5:44:34 PM

 
Debbie Truesdale
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/25/2005
  I agree vertical!! Debby are you diabetic??


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6/23/2005 5:48:55 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  DEB,
I JUST DON'T KNOW- BUT I WENT FOR MY YEARLY DR.S APPT(OF COURSE KICKING AND SCREAMING) AND SHE STARTS IN ON MY BOOLD PRESURE IS REALLY HIGH(ALWAYS IS)AND THEN I THOUGHT WE WERE HAVING A REALLY NICE CHAT-BUT SHE WAS ASKING QUEASTIONS AND I ENDED UP TELLING HER HOW MY EYES HURT, THE BLURR, AND I HAVE PERIODS WHERE EVERYTHING GOES BLACK AND I SEE RED SPOTS THEN MY VISION RETURNS.ALL OF A SUDDEN I'M GOING FOR BLOOD WORK AND SHE WANTS ME IN THERE NEXT WEEK FOR A "FULL AND COMPLETE PHYSICAL..." SHE DOESN'T TELL ME TILL THE LAST MINUTE WHEN THERES TROUBLE BECUSE SHE KNOWS I WON'T COME BACK.
WE FIGHT ABOUT THIS STUFF ALL THE TIME.THE LAST TIME SHE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE "A PROCEEDURE" DONE -IT WAS CANCER-SHE GOT IT ALL BUT . STILL SHE'S SNEEKY.
OH WELL , WE'LL SEE
I'LL GO ,SHE'LL DO HER THING AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL FIND OUT WHY I SEEM TO HAVE SO MUCH EYE TROUBLE.
WELL ENOUGH OF THIS- YOU HAVE A GREAT EVENING.
DEBBY
PS:WATCH THOSE OVER 40- THEN 45 HILLS - STUFF JUST STARTS CHANGIN'-IT SUCKS!LOL,LOL


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6/23/2005 6:19:48 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Debby,
Don't take chances with your health. High blood pressure can definitely affect your eyesight, and the symptoms are exactly what you are describing.

Relax, follow your doctor's advice, and press the key near your left pinky that says "caps lock".

Have a nice day.


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6/23/2005 6:27:56 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  The verticle, definitely. Debby I agree with Chris, don't take chances with your health. You've got some good advice to give out.


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6/23/2005 6:55:47 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  THANKS YOU GUYS! BUT YOUR GONNA START ME CRYIN' . I HAVE NO CHOICE NOW , SHE'S ON MY TAIL- OVER THE LAST 8 YEARS WE'VE BECOME GOOD FRIENDS, AND SHE'S ALOT YOUNGER THEN ME- IF I DON'T DO AS SHE SAYS -I THINK SHE CAN TAKE ME,LOL,LOL. ANY WAY , IT DID SCARE ME WHEN IT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS DRIVING,SOOO- NOW, I'M BEHIND THIS COMPUTER MOST DAYS - BUT THATS OK- I HAVE YOU GUYS- WHAT VERY NICE PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND THIS SIGHT, YOU KNOW.
IN CLOSING ON THIS LET ME SAY-THANKS AGAIN - AND GOD BLESS OXOX


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6/23/2005 7:36:08 PM

 
Julie M. Cwik
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/2/2005
  Hi, I love this image! I too suggest going with the vertical. Also, you asked for an honest critic, I love the lighting, but one thing to watch is that the image isn't in sharp focus, focus is super important especially when dealing with macro photography. Also, it just may be my eyes, but the image looks grainy, maybe knock the ISO down a little bit. Other than that; beautiful image of the iris.


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6/23/2005 9:37:11 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  Collette, now that I look at the large version, I agree with Julie, it does look a little grainy.


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6/24/2005 9:42:28 AM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  I was using ISO 400, but maybe I should have gone smaller,thanks for the heads up!!

Also, everyone keeps telling me that my images look soft, and for the life of me I cant figure out what Im doing wrong, they always look completely sharp through the veiw finder. Any guesses?!!

The only other thing I can think that it may be is the fact that I have to scan them in from the actual print, and my scanner it very high end!!

Thanks again everyone for your honesty, I love all of the suggestions I get!!!

-Collette-


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6/25/2005 3:27:32 PM

 
Julie M. Cwik
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/2/2005
  First off, where are you getting your photos developed? Because they might "soften" images a little. If your viewfinder shows a sharp image then the negitive should be as sharp. So personally, I would scan the negitive instead.


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6/25/2005 5:23:08 PM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  I get my film developed (im sorry to say!) at my local grocery store. Horrid I know, but with as much film as I shoot its all I can afford, since Im not making any money with my photos yet, though I am trying!!!

Also I dont have a film scanner so that would be why I havent done that, but I will have to look into that.

Also why would the lab soften my pictures?

I will try and see if I can get them to put my negs. on CD for me,(and see if I can afford it or not!!)

Thanks for the suggestions!!!

-Collette-


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6/25/2005 5:50:38 PM

 
Julie M. Cwik
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/2/2005
  I bought my negitive scanner online for $200.00 and when I get my negs processed I just get the negs processed no prints, it cuts down on the costs majorly!


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6/25/2005 7:10:59 PM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Thanks I wish I had done that before!!
I didnt know if they would just do the negs. or not!!!

Thanks a bunch!!

-Collette-


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6/27/2005 5:38:33 PM

 
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