Reply To: lesson 5

Duncan Rawlinson

Wow this assignment sure fell of the bottom of my inbox! I’m terribly sorry for that. Some of my images recently went viral and my email inbox went kind of crazy. So I’m trying to play cathup now unfortunately

Here is the EXIF data for this image

Date Time Original: 2014:04:15 18:59:27
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ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Metering Mode: Partial
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Focal Length: 100mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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LensModel: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
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Exif Version:
Date Time Digitized: 2014:04:15 18:59:27
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Shutter Speed Value: 7.64
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Date Time: 2014:04:16 15:50:20
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DateCreated: 2014-04-15T18:59:27.00

You have most certainly shown that you can simplify a photograph using color as your primary element!

This is outstanding and the colors really work well here.

My only note on this assignment would be to ensure that when you use shallow depth of field you want the area of interest to genereally be in focus. In this case the dof is so shallow that not all of the most interesting bits of the middle of the flower are in focus. That’s fine and it’s entirely subjective but I generally recommend having the most interesting part in focus. It’s a simple idea but not that easy and takes practice.

Nice job here.