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C&C Which flower composition do you prefer

Discussion in 'Comments and Critique' started by zzffnn, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. zzffnn

    zzffnn Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2017
    Please kindly let me know which flower composition do you prefer (A, B or C):

    Photo A
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    Photo B
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    Imaginary photo C
    Orient the composition similar to photo A (closer to diagonal instead of horizontal), but include more of the flower bottom at 9 o'clock position of photo B.

    I just wonder if there is a clear consensus. I prefer one of them out of A and B, while my 8 yo son (who is not a photographer but an award-winning painter trained in art school) prefer the other.

    Those photos were taken with Raynox DCR-150 macro converter on O40-150 kit zoom, at f/22, single frame with flash.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  2. Mountain

    Mountain Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    I prefer A, but it could be because of the water droplets instead of the composition
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  3. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    I think the composition of B is better. If creates movement across the frame. I do agree with Mountain about the water droplets, though.
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  4. zzffnn

    zzffnn Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2017
    That is the exact reason why I personally prefer B. Or C rather.

    Water droplet was out of my control :-( the water drops probably evaporated away quickly, while I was taking photos of the flower. (Speedlite) Light direction was also different, so A probably accentuated the water droplets more.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  5. ooheadsoo

    ooheadsoo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 13, 2018
    A has the better leading line and more interesting light in my book.
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  6. Macroramphosis

    Macroramphosis Mu-43 Veteran

    B for the composition. IMO. :) 
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  7. travelbug

    travelbug Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 20, 2014
    A for me. It is sharper, the droplets give it a more 3d effect ; and the composition is more pleasing to me as it conforms more to a spiral and sits better on a third.
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  8. Brownie

    Brownie Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 3, 2018
    SE Michigan
    A, for the reasons stated by travelbug. Neither one bugs me, but when compare side-by-side A is easier to look at.
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