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Hello again,

after all the turmoil in my heart and soul during the last week I needed that orgy of light, colour and manipulation - I didn't loose my senses and knew from the start that the calm one would gain your attention and appreciation more - I have to admit, I don't really like it either today.

Back to more seriousness about photography.
This shot is just as it comes from the camera, added only the border.

After Andrew uploaded his mods, I tried to blacken the bg, but I did not really succeed. I always killed the lovely shine of the flames. Tongue
So, if anyone knows how to do it and has the time to tell me - please feel free. Andrew perhaps? - if you find the time...
I'd be forever grateful.


I wish you all a great weekend,
Johanna

Camera:Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Calmness to come
Username:brownsilent brownsilent
Uploaded:16 Feb 2008 - 10:03 AM
Tags:Calmness, Candle, Flowers & plants, General, Tulip
Votes:56
Modifications wanted Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 10:05 AM

Very nicely backlit flowers Jo. Well captured and composed.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
16 Feb 2008 - 10:36 AM

Colourful, warming and a beautiful image.
Well taken. Annette

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 10:38 AM

I like it the way it is Johanna, and apart from that I think maybe a bg layer and darken it in the duplicate, then overlay, does that make sense?

All the very best
Dougie

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2008 - 10:41 AM

Wow. This is nice Jo. You have created a super effect with the lighting Smile

John.

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derekv
derekv e2 Member 7derekv vcard England
16 Feb 2008 - 10:55 AM

I like it ! Great shot, Johanna, especially the backlit tulips.
Derek

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 10:57 AM

Good effect

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 10:57 AM

What a beautiful composition, Johanna, so very well thought out and captured. Hope life is a little easier and calm for you now. Carol

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 11:28 AM

Wonderful lighting effect especially the on the rear of the tulip.
Paul

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 11:43 AM

A beautiful image.
Thanks

B

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 11:47 AM

This is a good set up and the light is nice and warm from the candles.
The LHS candle probably better exposed, look around the base of the flame to see the 'blue'. Is this like the flame on gas cooker where the hottest part is around the base?
Good work Jo.

Robert

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Feb 2008 - 12:15 PM

Gentle and peaceful composition

Peter

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2008 - 12:39 PM

I think its great as it is and would not change it at all
Mavis

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 1:43 PM

Love the warmth and darkness. There's something very protective about this picture.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 2:10 PM

The low light has given you some long shadows, a really warm evening-y glow. Nice!
Bill

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 3:38 PM

This is lovely Jo ..full of warmth and so peaceful. I hope you are feeling just a little better.
Di

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 3:57 PM

What a ggreat effect you have created with the light Jo, well done.
Bob

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luxaeternam
16 Feb 2008 - 4:04 PM

Nice mood here.

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kanu
kanu  6 India
16 Feb 2008 - 5:52 PM

A beautiful capture

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 6:06 PM

Really full of a feeling of love & warmth.
Wonderful colours & lighting.
Hilary

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 6:24 PM

Jo, this is a creative masterpiece, especially as it is unadulterated by technology. So well conceived and executed - so emotional as a result.

Mike

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81061 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 6:59 PM

Have an RC on me Hanni, a lovely calming shot

Malcolm

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Squirrel
Squirrel  7376 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 7:12 PM

It works really well

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 7:21 PM

Wonderful back lighting on the Tulips Johanna, gives a very romantic mood to the image.
Pete.

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User_Removed Junior Member 7 England16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 7:32 PM

Beautiful image Johanna and the peaceful mood of a vigil. The b/g today has lovely warm tones and looks nicer.
I darkened in yesterday's b/g with a fairly large brush in the clone stamp, using a patch of darkest b/g as the source. Hardness was set to zero and I think I took the opacity down to 60%. If you do this you don't see the edges of the cloned areas. If you still see some light spots then just click again. I kept well away from the flame glows; in fact the b/g I did isn't black; it's just dark without the original lighter areas, but it looks black. Hope this helps.
You forgot to tell me how fantastic my mods were Wink LOL. I really enjoyed playing with the artistic filters, til I saw the time. Never really looked at them before. You inspired me!
Andrew

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 8:45 PM

really bonnie Johanna

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 10:28 PM

We don't even have to travel to take photographs.plenty in our homes. nice one Johanna.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2008 - 10:52 PM

beautiful, love it
bunSmile

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mikbee
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16 Feb 2008 - 11:20 PM

Nice light and shadows here Johanna.Good image.
Mick.

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monashort
monashort  7 United States
17 Feb 2008 - 4:24 AM

Beautiful warm colors and lighting. Love it.
Mona

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 - 6:50 AM

this is lovely Johanna, so warm Smile
chris

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
17 Feb 2008 - 7:03 AM

Lovely Johanna.
Glen

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 10:07 AM

Like the light thru the petals.Lovely shot Johanna.
Tom.

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2008 - 2:36 AM

From this lovely calming image I can see you're getting yourself settled again Johanna, no doubt the setting up, taking, and working, with this was a great help!
Rgds., Jim

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TanyaBright
18 Feb 2008 - 7:16 AM

Jo, this is a beautiful calming image with a lovely warm feel to it.
Tanya

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2008 - 4:38 PM

I like the way the light glows through the petals making them translucent and those lovely shadows. It is indeed a very peaceful image.
Anne

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jacqui123
jacqui123  6 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2008 - 12:05 PM

A Very warm and romantic shot ,captures a atmosphere only a true romantic would understand..Sure i,m not the only one left out there...lol...well done...

Jacqui

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