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This Bud’s for you!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Thanks so much for this series of buds from your garden! pity they can’t play musical instruments or you could have a colorful band!


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A beautiful flower. Now please take one of your superb Canon Professional Cameras and capture this bloom so it can be printed. This is worth the effort one puts into a model, at the least!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
iPhone 6 cropped.
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Damn good camera. But you are the king of Canon gear in the USA! Let’s get to work! You have the perfect buds and the best gear one could hope for!

Just change the angle to have all green as the b.g. And this will make a fabulous print! I would want one!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I adore the pics.

Nicolas Claris made me realize that “iPhone fabulous” is not necessarily as fine as we can achieve.

I am thinking, however of the very best exhibition prints. Not everyone has the blooms, lights and cameras for high end finished work as we do!

Asher
 

Jim Olson

Active member
I get some great shots with my smartphone (Google Pixel 3) & it has a 12 MP camera. And it's ALWAYS with me.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
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Will,

I so appreciate your move to make pictures that will last. You caught this one with perfect fresh petals and 4 emerging buds. What a signal for our renewal.

I know your mind is set for fabulous portraits, but we now need to think outside of the box...

.....as due to Covid-19, there is no box!

Thanks!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Will,

Congratulations on leveraging your premium camera gear. I know flowers are not models. You are at home shooting the latter, for sure.

But your many shots above contain a few I find remarkable.

I know you have trouble going form even scores to just a few!

But I am appreciative that you are moving in this direction, one of the benefits of being locked nearer home for art photography!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief

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Will,

This picture I find striking.

But I wondered about the leaf on the lower left being cut off and the framing in general.

Of course I don’t have the entire picture. Still I have adjusted, (with your prior generous permission to do so, 🙏), to put the image more to my satisfaction by the rule of thirds, as it seems to apply well here.

But this is merely my likes and of course take that with a pinch of salt!


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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Let me single out another that made itself noticeable!


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The asymmetry of the plane of focus make this lovely bud jump out!

Asher
 
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