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Very much an experiment again.
Lots of people are doing chestnuts - so played about to try something different!
My thanks to all who voted and commented on Autumn Leaves -Wall Art - not as popular
as the previous day's Leaf Art but three members liked it enough to give me their User Awards,
so mega thank you to Trevor(achieverswales), Carol(Caziwinkles) and Billy (williamsloan).
KateGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Oct 2013 - 4:05 PM
Focal Length:64mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.5
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Chestnuts & Leaf
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:25 Oct 2013 - 12:10 AM
Tags:Border, Chestnuts, Digital manipulation, Flowers & plants, Leaf
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achieverswales
25 Oct 2013 - 12:17 AM

The leaves being transparent do not work for me Kate, great texture on the background would work without the leaves, keep them coming.

Regards

Trev.

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digital_boi
25 Oct 2013 - 12:24 AM

the stem of the leaves makes it look like the table has a bad crack in it and not sure about the leaves but as always who can fault you always try something new and that's what I like WinkWink

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 12:35 AM

I agree with trevor-- Good idea, you will get it next time!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 12:36 AM

Had Graham not mentioned it Kate,
I would have thought it was a crack in the table too.
I actually think it is a more pleasing shot to think it is a crack.
But you will know I am a bit cracked anyway !!
Mick.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 12:56 AM

This is a work of art, wonderfully done, Kate.

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 1:02 AM

This is different Kate, nice textures and comp even with the leaves…...WinkWinkWink

PS, you will have stacks more to work on once to have been to OZ…...

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 1:02 AM

What I like most about you Kate is you never play safe but always strive for something different, keep them coming. - gary

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Oct 2013 - 5:25 AM

A lovely image you have created here Kate

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 6:13 AM

Well attempted, Kate, I too feel the leaf stem detracts from the image and yes, it does look like a bad scratch/crack in the table. Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 7:16 AM

Like the b/g Kate but for me the leaf is unnecessary, it's good to experimentSmile


Cliff

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 7:24 AM

If you dont try new things, you'll never know if they would have succeeded. Keep them coming Kate, love all your work. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 7:41 AM

Have you tried the leaf under the chestnuts?
Keep on rocking with these image....
You are making me think about images...

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 8:05 AM


Quote: What I like most about you Kate is you never play safe but always strive for something different, keep them coming. - gary

You always tread where none of us dare to...well done Kate

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 8:20 AM

An inventive image with good diagonal composition, complimentary tones and framing; a very pleasing result. Well done Kate.

Ray

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 9:21 AM

Featured photo Kate! Interesting set up.
Jason

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 10:11 AM

First thing I just love the colours and toning Kate complimented by a very good frame. Think I would like the leaf under the chestnuts.Wink
Joan.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 10:21 AM

Beautiful and great image,Kate,very well done,
saeid

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Fefe
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25 Oct 2013 - 10:53 AM

Love the colours in the leaves and chestnuts, some have mentioned the stem looking like a crack in the table, personally I feel its the table at fault, to many conflicting lines and textures. A simpler bg maybe?
Thankyou for your comments yesterdaySmile
DFiane

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williamsloan
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25 Oct 2013 - 11:47 AM

that is a superbly worked image well taken.


billy

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 12:55 PM

Nice & seasonal Kate.
As for most folk,the leaf addition isn't working for me here,perhaps a more interesting composition with the Conkers would work better...maybe try stacking them up ontop of one another in a good shape ( a triangle works well & teeny bits of blu-tac are your best friend Wink
The main point for me though is that the Conkers aren't sharp,looks like a little camera movement during your exposure Kate.Did you use a tripod ?

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 2:38 PM

With the choice of the frame and the colour tones I think the picture would look ok without the leaf even though the conkers are slightly blurred. I will always admire you for your creativity and trying something new but the leaf doesn't work for meWink
Ryan

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 6:24 PM

You deserve top marks for experimenting Kate,SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
I do like it a lot SmileSmile
NettaSmile

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27 Oct 2013 - 2:15 PM

You'd be bonkers not to vote for these conkers, the 22 who didn't must feel like right plonkers!Smile I agree with other comments that it would be better without the leaves

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