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July 12, 2012
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Canon EOS 550D
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Focal Length
41 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 10, 2012, 7:47:39 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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Summer Smiles by Oniendra Summer Smiles by Oniendra
:pointr: About this photograph: :pointl:
~ Close by my grandfather's house, there is this flower-field and while we were there, it was just so beautiful. All that yellow in the background is flowers just like these ones.

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~ Please respect my work and my two simple rules when sharing this image. You can share this photograph where-ever you like, but I do ask that you do not alter my image, and that you link back to me because the picture doesn't have a watermark; in this case that means linking to my deviantART- account.

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Location: Rudkøbing, Denmark, 2012

Canon EOS 550D | Canon EF-S 18-55mm
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS3
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Hi! I'm participating in #FeedbackFrenzy and I'd like to take this opportunity to comment on your work. The first thing to catch my eye was the marvelous color palette, so full of summer sunshine, joy, and exuberance. Your framing and perspective enhances this feeling. The foreground flowers are well-complimented by the background sea of yellow and soft greens.

While I think that you have done an exceptional job by getting down on level with the blossoms, there is one thing that keeps drawing my eye. One stalk of grass stands as a single jarring note to an otherwise harmonious picture. Were it not so singular, it would likely fit in better. As it is, it pulls too much attention to one point, preventing the viewer's eye from traveling gently around the composition. This could be remedied with a bit of post-work in a photo editing program such as Photoshop. Otherwise, you might be aware of such a small intrusion, and nip it off before taking the photograph.

I think the impact of this piece is exceptional and the vision you have expressed with it is quite lovely. I look forward to seeing more of your work!
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petia84 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great photo! I love orange!
Oniendra Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a wonderful colour. :love:
Thanks so much for everything. :meow:
petia84 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner May 25, 2013   Photographer
a beautiful flower meadow :)
Oniendra Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed it was very beautiful. I didn't really.. well, it was a long time since I saw a flower-field. They have replaced the fields with crops of different kind. Like peas or wheat. It was nice to finally see one again in the area. :D
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner May 25, 2013   Photographer
A little hope =D
Taures-15 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Pretty!!!!!!!!!!!! :nod:
Oniendra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :) I rarely see such colours here. :hug:
Taures-15 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Me either! Thanks for posting!:)
rsidwell Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm Rick, offering a critique for the #FeedbackFrenzy contest. This photo is unusual in that the focal point is out of focus, and right at the center, defying the "rule of thirds". My eye, at least, is attracted to the dark area in the middle of the photo and specifically to the dark spot right above the grass (probably a bush in front of the house). That makes this photo a metaphor for life: the present is sharp (don't forget to smell the flowers!) while the future is fuzzy. At least that's what this photo says to me. I really like it!

Great composition here. Thanks to the gently sloping hill, it is perfectly balanced. Placing the in-focus flowers in the bottom third of the frame and using a side view tends to minimize the attention they draw, giving the eye permission to explore the abstract fuzzy shapes that really make this photo work. Color is wonderful: attractive and appropriate. The flat lighting (I don't see any shadows) combined with the slight telephoto focal length make for a flat image, with distance shown only by the narrow depth of field. This contributes to the overall effect; I don't think it would work nearly as well if the distant scene appeared very far away.

One thing that is mildly distracting is the light line just below the line of the hill. I can't tell if it is something in the original scene, or some artifact of post-processing, so don't really know what to do about it.

It's interesting that you ask what I would have done. I love macro photography, so would have probably spent my time taking close-ups of the pretty flowers and missed the great photo you captured here! Now that I see the idea, I'll try to remember to look for similar opportunities when I'm out shooting!! Thanks for sharing, and for entering this into FeedbackFrenzy.
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