Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Black an White Photography Learning Forum

runboard.com       Sign up (learn about it) | Sign in (lost password?)


Page:  1  2 

 
IanBarber Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 01-2011
Location: Doncaster South Yorkshire
Posts: 728
Garlic


--Log in or sign up to see linked image content--

---
Photoshop Panels - Actions - eBooks and more..
http://www.digitalblackandwhite.co.uk

Personal Website
http://www.ianbarberphotography.co.uk
2/Jan/16, 10:28 pm Link to this post Send Email to IanBarber   Send PM to IanBarber
 
Digital Finger Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 08-2014
Location: Up Naarfolk
Posts: 1817
Re: Garlic


the front Garlic is absolutely fantastic , but theres something about the rest of the composition that, for me, doesn't quite make it emoticon

---
I am a part of what I am, not apart from what I dream,
That's a part of what I seem, but not apart from what I am

~ Simon
2/Jan/16, 11:32 pm Link to this post Send Email to Digital Finger   Send PM to Digital Finger Blog
 
Alan Jones Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 08-2014
Posts: 535
Re: Garlic


I understand what Simon means the DOF is so shallow its almost unrealistic and the shape to the right doesn't quite fit somehow, sorry to be so critical but in the past i have mentioned that we need to pay more attention to our composition as well as tones etc....
Regards,
Alan
3/Jan/16, 1:07 am Link to this post Send Email to Alan Jones   Send PM to Alan Jones Blog
 
IanBarber Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 01-2011
Location: Doncaster South Yorkshire
Posts: 728
Re: Garlic


The DOF is shallow due to the focal length of the lens and subject distance.

The object (back right) is an onion.

---
Photoshop Panels - Actions - eBooks and more..
http://www.digitalblackandwhite.co.uk

Personal Website
http://www.ianbarberphotography.co.uk
3/Jan/16, 9:08 am Link to this post Send Email to IanBarber   Send PM to IanBarber
 
Digital Finger Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 08-2014
Location: Up Naarfolk
Posts: 1817
Re: Garlic


I think like any composition the eye needs to be lead and here it goes to the second onion, then to the third nd keeps flicking back and forth like that. Nothing wrong with it, it's just the effect it has on the eye (for me anyway)

---
I am a part of what I am, not apart from what I dream,
That's a part of what I seem, but not apart from what I am

~ Simon
4/Jan/16, 6:00 pm Link to this post Send Email to Digital Finger   Send PM to Digital Finger Blog
 
Norman2 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 01-2015
Posts: 884
Re: Garlic


I have often played around with taking photos of garlic and I have been trying to decide why this image does not quite work. My conclusion is that the main object should be a bulb from which a couple of cloves have been removed exposing the inner construction.

Norman
4/Jan/16, 7:25 pm Link to this post Send Email to Norman2   Send PM to Norman2 Blog
 
Alan Jones Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 08-2014
Posts: 535
Re: Garlic


quote:

Norman2 wrote:

I have often played around with taking photos of garlic and I have been trying to decide why this image does not quite work. My conclusion is that the main object should be a bulb from which a couple of cloves have been removed exposing the inner construction.

Norman




Norman, I have a file somewhere with a garlic clove just as you described, I'll try and find it and we can pull it to pieces... emoticon
Regards,
Alan
4/Jan/16, 8:33 pm Link to this post Send Email to Alan Jones   Send PM to Alan Jones Blog
 
eternumviti Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 08-2014
Posts: 1023
Re: Garlic


I like it. The processing is beautiful.

Which begs the question - can processing be beautiful?

I mean it is beautifully processed, gorgeous detail and tonality.
5/Jan/16, 11:13 am Link to this post Send Email to eternumviti   Send PM to eternumviti Blog
 
Elines Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 08-2014
Location: Leicestershire, UK
Posts: 1244
Re: Garlic


I agree that the processing is - as usual - excellent. I also agree that the composition doesn't quite work.

I have tried to apply the (often maligned) 'rules' of composition/light to see what they suggest.

As a still-life group there should preferably be some kind of link or common aspect between them that allows the viewer to get some sense of coherence.

For me the link isn't very clear because the big object on the right comes across as just a large round object of some kind. And even the third object isn't obviously a garlic/member of the onion family.

The direction of light seems a bit odd, as on the two small objects the light is from two sides but on the large one - in the frame - it is only from one side.

For me, the image doesn't have a strong sense of 3D as it comprises an in focus object and a background of two objects (plus a far background) that are not obviously a significant distance behind the main garlic

The main white garlic has good texture but the entirety of the remainder is too blurred to allow any other significant textures to show.

This analysis may be way off beam but may still generate a useful train of thought

And as i haven't posted any still life it is still better than my efforts.emoticon



---
Chris

One day I might grow up, but I hope not
Say YES unless good reason to contrary
5/Jan/16, 5:53 pm Link to this post Send Email to Elines   Send PM to Elines Blog
 
Martin P Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 08-2009
Location: Poland
Posts: 938
Re: Garlic


I agree regarding the light, it almost looks like the garlic was put in front of a picture that had different lighting.
5/Jan/16, 7:18 pm Link to this post Send Email to Martin P   Send PM to Martin P
 
Page:  1  2 





You are not logged in (login)

© 2014 The Digital Monochrome Learning Forum