Spring Blossoms

© Stephen Shoff

Spring Blossoms

Jeff E Jensen 6/18/2013 3:37:46 PM

Very cool, Stephen! I like the addition of Beth and I in the background. Really changes the feel of the image. #1532881

Beth Spencer 6/18/2013 6:27:40 PM

I like the light and shadows on the flower and I think adding us into the picture adds nice perspective to the shot. #10737676

Rita K. Connell 6/18/2013 10:15:28 PM

well let me be the first to say those shady characters in the background is a big distraction for those who think it adds to the pictures.....cloning is the best answer to the problem....especially the one in the dead center......LOL #10737833

Dale Hardin 6/19/2013 8:03:09 AM

I really like what you did with this shot compositionally, Stephen. I love the back light against the blue of the sky and the DOF.

Partially agree with Rita on the background figures. The center one is a distraction and could go, but the other does add interest and scale, so would leave that one. #10738171

Teresa H. Hunt 6/19/2013 8:40:47 PM

I love your POV on this Stephen. The background figures do distract a tiny bit. But in the context of the Phello's trip they are a great addition. :) #10738807

Michael Kelly 6/20/2013 11:21:25 AM

I was not sure how I felt about this one. The flower itself is beautifully done with great clarity and POV. Having the figures in the BG is different than you normally see which is refreshing as a change. When I look carefully, my eye tends to automatically go to the human figures so I would have to say that since the flower is the subject they are a distraction. However, I agree with Teresa’s comment fully. #10739494

Stephen Shoff 6/20/2013 9:22:02 PM

Interesting perspective Mike. I really did post this as a candid, 'working the location' image. #10740255

Beth Spencer 6/21/2013 4:05:55 AM

Hey Stephen, you could have yelled "MOVE" I guess as Jeff would call it, it was a photo bomb! I really do like the flower! #10740471

Jeff E Jensen 6/21/2013 6:15:06 AM

I'm just not sure how I feel about being called a distraction. . . . #10740617

Stephen Shoff 6/21/2013 7:06:44 AM

You prefer being called a blossom, Jeff? #10740680

Rita K. Connell 6/21/2013 7:23:51 AM

Blossom he is not.....LOL #10740698

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f22.0, 1/100 sec, ISO 100; EF 24-70 f/2.8L@50mm

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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