APRIL THEME – Warm

Forums Monthly Theme APRIL THEME – Warm

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  • #9512
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    Peter Robinson
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    This tulip caught my eye because it has a warm colour with a cold colour as the background which I think makes it stand out more. It’s ashame about the stray bud, but I couldn’t really chop it off!

    #9513
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    Ian McNab
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    Lovely warm gold emphasised by complementary blue. ( The bud’s green, so it doesn’t intrude visually.)

    The colour’s quite saturated: did you use Kodachrome? 😉

     

    #9515
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks Ian. I do find most of my processed images do look a bit over saturated. It must be something to do with my Lightroom settings, but I keep the saturation to 0.  I was please hoe this one kept the detail in the flower as it was a bright day and could have got burnt out.

    #9516
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    Ian McNab
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    (Click photograph for large version on black background)

    #9517
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    Anonymous

    Very nice complimentary colours too Peter-yellow and blue. Some thing very special about tulips. Now there”s a trip for you Peter–Spalding Lincs—tulip fields—its important to get the date right. As I recall many years ago -taking the family to find we were a week late-hence all the heads had been cut off. As you will all know-the growers cut off the flower heads just as the flower is fully developed. This encourages the bulb to mature for selling on next year–thats the business. Its like Holland in Lincolnshire with rows of tulips of all hues as far as the eye can see. When the flower heads are removed -these are used to make fabulous displays for the parade and big show event. I understand there is not a parade this year -but worth a Google.All spectacular and worth a trip==on the right date.

    #9518
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks Ken I agree that there is something a bit special about tulips. There seems to be plenty of spring flowers about this year. I must get some more before they get chopped up!

    Ian, I know how difficult it is to photograph in a darkroom with spot lights. But this photo isn’t about the techicalities, it’s about catching the moment which you done here.

    #9522
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    Peter Robinson
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    I’m still on the theme of tulips and they’re beautiful in Newcastle this year. The council very thoughtfully planted a single warm red one amongst the white ones especially for photographs. I couldn’t say no could you?

     

    #9525
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    Anonymous

    NICE ONE PETER–THATS MY MISSING RED TULIP.     THIS IS CALLED “VERY WARM”.

    #9527
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    Peter Robinson
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    Warm colours and a warm person I suspect.

    #9529
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    Anonymous

     More Tulips Peter–My gardener planted these for me last Oct. and now in full bloom on another warm day.

    #9530
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    Anonymous

     

    #9532
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    Peter Robinson
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    I like the inclusion of the shadow in the first photo which gives it a lead in.In the second the lighting gives them their shape.  They really stand out from the cool background.

    #9533
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    Anonymous

     And now Peter–same tulips backlit with the afternnon sun. Time for a warm lager.Taken with my 1.4 lens.(the photo not the lager.

    #9534
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    Peter Robinson
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    Is it the larger that reaches the other tulips that other largers can’t reach?  I prefer this one as the background is better for me. I love looking at backlit tranluscent flowers.

    #9576
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    Peter Robinson
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    What I like about this monthly theme is that it challenges you to explore it and experiment a bit. With this photo I was trying the zoom effect to see what happened. I couldn’t live with this image for very long and it should come with a migrain warning, but it is a bit different and has some interest.
    It was taken at 1/30 @ f16 while zooming at something like 35mm to 100mm. By the way I’m playing the warm colour card again.

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