Red Hypnotism

© Gregg Johnstun

Red Hypnotism

Stanley C. Sims July 20, 2006

I like your idea. It is a different take on a often photographed flower.
Very creative shot. #487851

Gregg Johnstun July 20, 2006

Thanks Stanley. I really appreciate your feedback. Best of luck to you. #3056928

Lisa Chatelain July 23, 2006

It's a beauty! Good choice to soften it. #3067404

Gregg Johnstun July 24, 2006

Thank you Lisa. Best of luck to you. #3069949

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe July 27, 2006

Love the extra contrast between textures that your softening makes, Gregg, and yes, the image is hypnotizing! #3092067

Gregg Johnstun July 27, 2006

Thanks so much Kay for your comments. I appreciate your taking time to give feedback. #3092538

Cora Miller level-addict July 29, 2006

Personally I find the soft focus very appealing. It enhances the romantic essence that is associated with red roses. #3097396

Gregg Johnstun July 29, 2006

Thank you Cora for your comments. #3098196

Connie J. Bagot August 02, 2006

I like this a lot Gregg---I really like your use of selective focus to change and enhance the photo. Great work. #3116185

Gregg Johnstun August 02, 2006

Thank you Connie. I apprectiate your taking the time to comment. #3116251

Margie Hurwich October 26, 2006

Beautiful! Congratulations on your finalist! #3505380

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Gregg, very nice color, congratulations on your finalist. #3506277

Inge Johnsson October 29, 2006

Very sensual image of a rose. Great Job and congratulations! #3518738

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 29, 2006

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3518978

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 29, 2006

Gregg, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #3519704

Steve M. Harrington October 29, 2006

Gregg, I like your thinking and results. Congratulations. #3519888

Gregg Johnstun October 30, 2006

Thank you, all of you, for your kind comments and congratulations. I am honored to have had a photo selected as a winner. I have learned so much from many of you. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Gregg Johnstun #3523807

Cathy M. Gromball November 08, 2006

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Gregg! Stunning work!

Cathy :) #3563633


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Description

Second Place in Flower category September 2006 contest. Taken with a 100mm EF Canon Macro Lens. The focus was adjusted slightly to soften the detail of the rose petals. I thought that the softening gave the curves elegance rather than harsh, detailed, crisp lines. By just softening it, I think the shot achieves the best of both worlds: detailed, yet elegant. It also made the depth of field flow with the shot. Please comment.

Uploaded on July 20, 2006

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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