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Dandelion Day

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When one stage of your life ends, even though it may be dark and dreary, move on and start again.

'Dandelion Day' On Black

pubarso, cinnamon., Gillme, Zsaj, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1.  pikkus  96 months ago | reply

    Rating #1:

    Rated 7 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.
    Love the idea. And I know also what's behind it. But strictly speaking, the tree is slightly more than a black spot on the background and it spoils a little the otherwise superb picture...

  2. Sergio Lubezky 96 months ago | reply

    Thank you for rating and posting in the 100 Points group!!!

  3. destro100 96 months ago | reply

    Great framing and color

  4. AntonOlsen 96 months ago | reply

    I might have to frame this one :)

  5. skycaptaintwo 96 months ago | reply

    A dark and dreary photo to reflect a dark and dreary mood? I realize you were trying to make it that way, but I am not sure it is the kind of image that appeals to me. I really like the sharpness of the one dandilion though. I might have cropped some of the sky.
    b>Rating #1:

    Rated 6 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

  6. fiat luxe 96 months ago | reply

    I really like the tones of this photo, but that big blob in the background out of focus kills it for me.

    Rating #2:

    Rated 4 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

  7. Nate C 96 months ago | reply

    I have to disagree with the previous two scores. I like this a lot: the tonalities, the limited depth of field (I think it is very clear that that is a tree in the background), but most of all the feeling it evokes of a spring meadow before a big storm. Nice.

    I also like the compositional interplay between the dead dandelion and the out-of-focus tree.

    Rating #3:

    Rated 9 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

  8. beyond the pale 96 months ago | reply

    great idea, like the DoF and the way the background tree reflects the dandelion heads,
    I think a little less sky would move it from a 50:50 split and also maybe give it a more enclosed feeling, closer to the foreground objects
    Rating #4:

    Rated 07 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

  9. jasohill 96 months ago | reply

    Your Deph of field is shallow, but could have possibly blurred out that tree in the background even more with an even more shallow DOF. The thing I'm not liking here is the subject. I have to be honest and admit that I find it to be lacking. You seem to focus on a dandelion without any fuzz on it at all.

    My recommendation would be search out a dandelion that sticks out from the rest. Find one surrounded by beautiful flowers or one that looks spectacular. I too have fallen into the trap of shooting everyday things. And that is not bad, but if you want to get a 90 of higher, you need to seek out something awesome. Good luck, I know you'll find something soon.

    Rating #5:

    Rated 5 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

  10. NotforSale 96 months ago | reply

    Rating #5:

    Rated 8 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

    I can see this as a divisive photo. Technically superior (damn fine camera you are weilding there, pact with the devil?)

    The DoF is also super.

    Feels very lonely, & perhaps "expressionless". I dont think that this capture is ment to be "deep" but I like the sybolism.

  11. Adam Clutterbuck 96 months ago | reply

    Your very shallow depth of field has left you with the job of choosing which dandelion to focus on to make the shot. Your focus appears to be on the one that is starting to 'break out'. For me, this one does not provide the strongest interest and I think the photo suffers as a result. I commend you on your idea though. Additionally, overall the photo is dark and needs some highlight.
    Rating #6:

    Rated 6 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

  12. jdurchen 96 months ago | reply

    Next rating should be #9

  13. NightTime 96 months ago | reply

    Rating #9:

    Rated 7 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

    Love: Tones, colors, dendelions ( dead and alive, a wonderfullillustration of mortality) out of phocus tree and very clearley stormy day.

    would want to change: you cut of the dandelions, i wish that we coudl see more on the bottom, without losing the top. I want to see more of everythign in every direction.

    its a nice capture and a nice idea. well done.

  14. Maxey 96 months ago | reply

    There are many of these picture these days. I don't think this one is special in any way. It has no nice narrow Dof, no nice sunset or warm colors, and not a background that is of any interest.

    At least I would have liked to seen one of those dendelions sharp and the rest blurred and that combined with a nice sky or a nice low sun lightning the dendelions.

    Rating #10:

    Rated 6 out of 10 in the 100 Points group.

  15. jdurchen 96 months ago | reply

    Now that the voting is done, I would like to make a few comments.

    This was intended to be a darker, turning point, photo.

    The sky was particularly gray that day and yet there was some sun on the horizon. The tree in the background is HUGE and imposing and I felt it added to the dark theme.

    If I wanted a cheery blue sky with dandelions in the foreground I would have taken that shot.

    This shot was taken with an f-stop of 5.6 or smaller and is certainly as shallow of a depth of field as could have been.

    I do appreciate all of the feedback. Very constructive. I just wanted to let you all know where I was coming from when I took this shot.

    Have a good week!

  16. Betolandia 66 months ago | reply

    Amazing!!
    Invited to:
    flickr.com/groups/taraxacum_officinale/

  17. ☮CherylFjermedalPhotography☮ 58 months ago | reply

    This is a great photo. I like it a lot. I hope you dont mind, but i did some editing to it. I think it looks good. I hope you like it too. Let me know?


  18. kamilegs7 53 months ago | reply

    this is a nice photo, i really like it

  19. electricdreamer289 [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called DandelionDivine, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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