Macro Monday (322/365)

by Lee Santiva November. 18, 2019 150 views
Young pine cone, early morning - macro

Young pine cone, early morning - macro

Photo #1 is full frame without any edits. I liked the mood of the soft light in this photo. There's soft bokeh around the edges and the yellow tips needles form a subtle color contrast in a semi-circle adding a sense of movement (flow, dynamic - I can't put my finger on it).

Young pine cone, late morning full sun - macro

Young pine cone, late morning full sun - macro

Photo #2 was taken the next day mid-morning and the colors are more vibrant, however there isn't the same "mood" as in photo #1. I also cropped the vertical layout to a 2,5 x 2 size.

The needles now provide a more prominent color composition. There is some vertical movement in the green needles but no longer a feeling of dynamic as in #1.

What do you think? How do you experience these photos? Thanks as always, I learn a lot from your feedback.

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Lynn F Medley 2 months ago

I love them both,, I feel different about them..  like the softness of #1,, but I Ike the #2 a little better the detail and sharpeness , seeing what I believe is sap,,

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Russell Smith 2 months ago

I love both photos. Growing up in the south eastern states #2 speaks to me more. I think it is the bit of Sap on the pinecone that grabs me.

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Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Love the ethereal look of #1. Great dof work Lee

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Lee Santiva Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Thank you Antonio!

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Björn Roose 2 months ago

As far as the macro feeling goes: #1does not look like a macro, #2does smile

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Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

Thanks for commenting! I just have an extension tube, I’m not sure whether I used it on #1 to be honest. 
 or I used it with the zoom lens?
I took these photos in August.

 Yes, #2 was definitely with extension tube because the other photos in that session were also macros.

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