Red, white and blue flowers

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Red, white and blue flowers

Daniella Puente Student 9/18/2009 11:05:37 AM

A very beautiful composition and also colors :) #1181934

Candice L. Carter 9/22/2009 4:58:29 PM

Simply lovely. #7972323

Anne McKinnell 9/23/2009 7:22:25 PM

Thank you very much Daniella and Candice! #7977527

Joannie M. Bertucci 9/23/2009 8:17:52 PM

Very unique technique Anne! I love the rich colors, so primary! :-) #7977714

Mitch Spence 10/11/2009 8:25:54 AM

I always think this technique sounds a lot easier than it is, at least to do well, which you certainly have here, Anne. Great choice for the flowers you used too, with wonderful splashes of color to frame the one you've focused on. #8027115

Anne McKinnell 10/11/2009 10:08:27 AM

Thank you Joannie and Mitch! Yes, Mitch, I agree it does sound easier than it is. It really takes some practice, but it is fun to do and certainly makes the flower images a little less boring. #8027318

Kathy Wesserling 10/17/2009 10:42:31 AM

That was a new term for me. Can you explain "shoot through" a little more (blurring the foreground and surrounds to find that one hidden treasure?) Seeing the results of this effort makes me want to try it. Great effect for the bright coloring. #8045627

Kathy Wesserling 10/17/2009 10:43:17 AM

That was a new term for me. Can you explain "shoot through" a little more (blurring the foreground and surrounds to find that one hidden treasure?) Seeing the results of this effort makes me want to try it. Great effect for the bright coloring. #8045628

Anne McKinnell 10/17/2009 12:26:16 PM

Hi Kathy,

Yes, that's it. It works well with a telephoto lens. You get up really close to one flower, something too close for you to able to focus on it, and focus on another flower that is behind it. That leaves just a blur of colour in front of the object that is in focus. It's fun! Thanks for taking the time comment. #8045728

Deri Dority 10/25/2009 5:58:34 PM

Hi Anne,
Simply stunning! The shoot thru technique worked beautifully here. I know that this particular technique is hard to get just right, but you nailed it here.
Deri #8072272

Anne McKinnell 10/26/2009 3:52:29 PM

Thanks Deri! #8076199

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This is an example of the shoot through technique. The photo was taken at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 9/1/2009 5:14:21 PM

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