Red Hypnotism

© Gregg Johnstun

Red Hypnotism

Stanley C. Sims 7/20/2006 2:44:24 PM

I like your idea. It is a different take on a often photographed flower.
Very creative shot. #487851

Gregg Johnstun 7/20/2006 10:27:12 PM

Thanks Stanley. I really appreciate your feedback. Best of luck to you. #3056928

Lisa Chatelain 7/23/2006 7:14:49 PM

It's a beauty! Good choice to soften it. #3067404

Gregg Johnstun 7/24/2006 8:19:33 AM

Thank you Lisa. Best of luck to you. #3069949

Kay Beausoleil 7/27/2006 7:26:24 PM

Love the extra contrast between textures that your softening makes, Gregg, and yes, the image is hypnotizing! #3092067

Gregg Johnstun 7/27/2006 11:36:43 PM

Thanks so much Kay for your comments. I appreciate your taking time to give feedback. #3092538

Cora Miller 7/29/2006 12:08:29 AM

Personally I find the soft focus very appealing. It enhances the romantic essence that is associated with red roses. #3097396

Gregg Johnstun 7/29/2006 6:29:56 AM

Thank you Cora for your comments. #3098196

Connie J. Bagot 8/2/2006 3:03:14 PM

I like this a lot Gregg---I really like your use of selective focus to change and enhance the photo. Great work. #3116185

Gregg Johnstun 8/2/2006 3:21:25 PM

Thank you Connie. I apprectiate your taking the time to comment. #3116251

Margie Hurwich 10/26/2006 8:07:26 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations on your finalist! #3505380

Janine Russell 10/26/2006 11:29:45 PM

Gregg, very nice color, congratulations on your finalist. #3506277

Inge Johnsson 10/29/2006 9:53:13 AM

Very sensual image of a rose. Great Job and congratulations! #3518738

Kay E. Mahoney 10/29/2006 11:12:01 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3518978

Janine Russell 10/29/2006 2:54:33 PM

Gregg, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #3519704

Steve M. Harrington 10/29/2006 3:45:14 PM

Gregg, I like your thinking and results. Congratulations. #3519888

Gregg Johnstun 10/30/2006 11:46:00 AM

Thank you, all of you, for your kind comments and congratulations. I am honored to have had a photo selected as a winner. I have learned so much from many of you. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Gregg Johnstun #3523807

Cathy M. Gromball 11/8/2006 7:08:04 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Gregg! Stunning work!

Cathy :) #3563633


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Description

Second Place in Flower category September 2006 contest. Taken with a 100mm EF Canon Macro Lens. The focus was adjusted slightly to soften the detail of the rose petals. I thought that the softening gave the curves elegance rather than harsh, detailed, crisp lines. By just softening it, I think the shot achieves the best of both worlds: detailed, yet elegant. It also made the depth of field flow with the shot. Please comment.

Uploaded on 7/20/2006 11:53:50 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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