Daylilies forum: Bits and Pieces - Charley's Photo Tip #3

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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Aug 26, 2019 12:09 PM CST
Sometimes one can find good photo opportunities by narrowing one's focus. Not the camera focus, the mind/eye focus. We spend much of our camera time taking photos of blooms or clumps because that's what we are here for.

However, bits and pieces can suddenly become whole canvases for our interest if we look closely enough.

I tried constraining my view as an experiment in enjoying the bits and pieces of my subject, deconstruction of the daylily as it were.


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Now these probably won't help my hybridizing or mapping or data storage but they do make me feel closer to my daylilies Rolling my eyes.

I wasn't really close as my camera's macro capabilities are not it's strong point. I used (you guessed it, cropping) to create these as you will be able to see if you zoom in. Some of them have more grain than others.

Next time, a field in which I'm out of my depth.

Charley
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Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
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SueVT
Aug 26, 2019 12:26 PM CST
Oh! Those are really beautiful!! Especially the long thin ones, which would look amazing enlarged to XXL!
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Aug 26, 2019 1:47 PM CST
Gorgeous Charley! love the ideas. Hurray!
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Name: Sue Petruske
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petruske
Aug 27, 2019 8:31 AM CST
The wide narrow pics are neat. Thought I'd try it on a picture from a few years ago.

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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
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Aug 27, 2019 8:55 AM CST
Zoomed in on the pic second from the bottom. It's like entering a cave! Hurray! nodding Hurray!
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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Aug 28, 2019 6:28 PM CST
Another one from August 28 bloom;

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Legalily
Aug 28, 2019 6:55 PM CST
Drooling Drooling Drooling
I tried a little cropping. Pretty sure I need a lot more practice Whistling
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Name: Charley
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Charlemagne
Aug 28, 2019 9:23 PM CST
The possibilities are limitless but this is my last one;

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(for now)

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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Aug 29, 2019 6:20 AM CST
Love it Lovey dubby
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Aug 29, 2019 7:55 AM CST
Charley, I do a lot of these just for fun and sometimes to submit for banners.

Here's one I recently did with a shot of Atlanta Elegant Charm.
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Edit to add one more of Lee's Loss
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Aug 29, 2019 9:00 AM CST
Beautiful Stan - I think I'm including too much of the picture.
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Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
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SueVT
Aug 29, 2019 12:51 PM CST
I tried it.

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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Aug 29, 2019 2:05 PM CST
Sue, that little flip on the left is so delicious. Since you lost the tip of the pistil you might try cropping the top down to just the stamen. You might also lower the bottom crop just a bit to see if it will strengthen that flip. You might also just tell me to go jump in my compost pile because you like it just the way it is.

Ginny your problem is that you want all of every daylily! Pick a line that you want to emphasize and orient your camera so that the line you choose is either vertical or horizontal and take your shot while ignoring your soul crying out "the whole daylily, get the whole daylily."

Charley

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Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
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SueVT
Aug 29, 2019 2:29 PM CST
Like this?

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Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
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SueVT
Aug 29, 2019 2:41 PM CST
Or, maybe more like this

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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Aug 29, 2019 2:43 PM CST
Sue, if you like it! I like it that way better my self, all just a matter of opinion.

Charley
If you’re the smartest person in the room you’re in the wrong room.
Name: Sue
Vermont (Zone 5a)
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SueVT
Aug 29, 2019 2:51 PM CST
Yes, I think I like the last one best. THANK YOU!!! for the coaching! Maybe I will enlarge one. My son was a photo student and knows how...
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Name: Charley
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Charlemagne
Aug 29, 2019 3:09 PM CST
SueVT said:Or, maybe more like this

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Better yet.

Charley
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Aug 29, 2019 4:18 PM CST
I think you're right Charley - I like the whole darned thing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Aug 30, 2019 5:41 AM CST
SueVT said:Or, maybe more like this

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I agree with Charley, Sue. This one is pretty nice!


I played around with Lee's Loss again this morning and thought I would share.
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