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Another image from the garden, the flower buds and leaves just breaking out on my Blueberry bush, hand held again. Played with in LR4 then Silver Efex Pro 2, wanted as pure as possible just Black and White, think it will be a Marmite image.

Your thoughts and comments will be most wellcombe.Smile

For all the great comments and votes on yesterdays a big thanks as all ways they are very much appreciated.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Apr 2013 - 3:10 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:B&W
Username:Nikonuser1 Nikonuser1
Uploaded:27 Apr 2013 - 1:58 PM

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43557 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 2:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

As it happens, I like Marmite.Smile
Like this, too. Good to see someone experimenting with something different.
One tiny thing...that fingertip of white beside the flower head, top centre..I'd clone that out to leave the clean rim of the bloom.
As a final action in SEf. I would remove the border and substitute it with a discreet thin white line, 2 or 3 pixels wide...just my thoughts.

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 27 Apr 2013 - 2:36 PM

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 3:07 PM

I like Marmite. With sliced tomato on granary bread. Sorry, I digress, any reference to food does that to me...
I like this too. All about light, that is after all what it's all about. Photography - writing with light. But light is nothing without shadow, and I particularly like the way the imagination has to fill in the gaps.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 27 Apr 2013 - 3:08 PM

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capto
capto e2 Member 2936 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 3:13 PM

No experiments no progress. Well done... I'll go away and see if I still like it when I come back.WinkSmile

ivor

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32810 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 3:58 PM

Beautifully crafted photography which appeals to me very much.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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widtink
widtink  1406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 5:13 PM

I love this Cliff very nicely composed and processed GrinGrinGrin Well done my man GrinGrinGrin


Rod

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
27 Apr 2013 - 5:36 PM

I think this is an amazing image Cliff !! Very well done Smile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
27 Apr 2013 - 5:48 PM

Excellent use of light Cliff and superb conversion.
Effrossini

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derrymaine
27 Apr 2013 - 6:45 PM

love the high contrast

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 9:50 PM

I think your processing has made this more abstract, leaving the viewer to ponder -
'Is that what I think it is or is it something else?'.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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bigalguitarpicker
27 Apr 2013 - 10:58 PM

Sorry to be at odds with all the previous comments, but I think it's too dark. The shadow areas are completely blocked out and devoid of any detail. I find it difficult to look at.

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bigalguitarpicker
27 Apr 2013 - 11:09 PM

After downloading and experimenting with the image, to absolutely no avail, I've decided Cliff applied Threshold to it, rendering it in absolute Blacks and Whites. Doesn't work for me. Sorry Cliff. Sad

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