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Another from my 'Chess' series,lit from behind this time.

Where the idea came from for the 'underwater' look I don't know... but i like it......looks good printed on nice matt paper.

This is the one I shall be entering into my Camera Club's next competition,the theme is 'Abstract/Derivitive'...a subject very much open to interpretation I suspect & will really depend on how open minded the judge is on the night.

Lots of JP'ery in photoshop,but I'm that kinda girl Wink

Constructive crit very welcome.

Thanks for taking the time to look/comment.
Janet xx

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jan 2012 - 11:07 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Death of a Queen
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:9 Jan 2012 - 6:00 PM
Tags:Chess, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, Game, Glass, Goldfish, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract, Underwater
Votes:50
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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:08 PM

Pretty cool that Janet, think you could do well, but no bribing the judge.


LesF

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:15 PM

Wow -- what deep recesses of your mind conjured this up? If I were a judge, this would be my number one pick on sheer creativity alone. On top of that, you started with a great shot and did some wonderful manipulation. I like your attention to detail -- like the bubbles trailing up from the poor queen.
Nicely done.
-=\walter

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:23 PM

Thanks folks.

Les...I never bribe the judge..well ,not very often Wink

Walter,I really don't know where this came from,something just sceamed 'underwater' at me so off I went....maybe it's my age Wink

Janet xx

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:37 PM

Superb image Janet, reminds me of some sunken Greek city.... Top notch

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:56 PM

Oooooh Mrs like it. Very dreamy and a sert in the camera club competition, well i dont think it will sink anyway Wink

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:00 PM

Love the two fish, Janet, what a masterpiece you have produced here. Carol

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:38 PM

Beautifully done! The bubbles rising from the queen are a great touch!

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81096 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:44 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Eloo Jan !

mmm , its a great concept but perhaps not quite finished yet.

That you are juxtaposing the fishies with a known scale elevates it straight into the surreal (love it) but the cam judges are prob a bit blind to that creativity.

And , on looking looks a colour pop though its deffo not.

Id have a play at re-positioning the fish , scaling larger (they are a bit small in the frame) and whacking some more bubbly stuff for depth.

Oh , and maybe cross balance the pp for a little warmth to match the wheels Wink

Slapped a mod ( I want to to slap a mod hahaha)


Erm xx

Last Modified By Eviscera at 9 Jan 2012 - 7:48 PM

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:47 PM

Great work Janet
Steve

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:41 PM

Thanks everyone.

That's a nice mod Dave,glad you dropped by.
I do like the extra fishies & the bubbles ( I bet you used a special 'make yer own bubbles' brush huh ? ) I like the colour pallette but...there had to be a but didn't there ?..I don't know if the colours actually say 'water',or am I being too realistic there ?
Nope,no colour pop to be seen !

Quote: the cam judges are prob a bit blind to that creativity.

I realise that but hey ho,it's gonna be different to all the rest ! Wink
I thought it may not be quite finished but come on,for me,it's going a long way Wink

I have tried to turn you green for your constructive crit ( now that I would like to see...hehehe ).
Thankyou.

Janet xx

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81096 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:50 PM


Quote: it's gonna be different to all the rest !

Tis why I love your works Smile

Wheres Alleycatz ?

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 9:23 PM

Lovin the shade of green you have gone !


Quote: Wheres Alleycatz ?

Aahhhhh now there's a question...tis a secret so don't tell Wink
She is around,probably with a paintbrush in her hand, covered in Magnolia emulsion & wallpaper paste Grin

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81096 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 9:54 PM

Embarrassed green , cos you is wel good !

Never knew Alley had a fetish Wink

xx

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MandyD
MandyD e2 Member 516777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 9:55 PM

Beautiful ~ love the feeling of cool water which the blue tones give. Super JP'erySmile

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Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 9:59 PM

A great concept very well executed. Nice mod from Dave too.
Phil

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 10:15 PM

Chalk and cheese compared to the previous image Jan. That I found well boring quite frankly whereas this is altogether more creative. Anyone could do t'other one, not many could envisage or realise this one. TBH this would work better for me without the fish and bubbles but then again they do no harm so I won't niggle about them.

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9 Jan 2012 - 10:16 PM

A Lovely Image Janet
Pauline.

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Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 11:24 PM

Marvelous work Janet. ............Sandy

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posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 3:35 AM

Wonderful PS skills and a superb concept. Love it.

Barry

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 5:11 PM

Thanks everyone.


Quote: I found well boring

Cheeky Brummie !!!! Wink


Quote: Never knew Alley had a fetish

PMSL...hope she don't read this else we are in serious troulble Mr E !!

Janet xx

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Nick_w e2 Member 73801 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 5:29 PM

Quite like Janet, only comment I would make if you were to add / reposition the fish, I would look broom left, to give it a bit if ballance as more is happening on LHS of the frame.

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 6:10 PM

Thanks Nick....what's 'broom left ' ?
Soz if I am being a bit thick,it's been a long day Wink

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Nick_w e2 Member 73801 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 9:13 PM

Sorry Janet, auto text always gets me. Should read bottom left.

Re-reading it I made a right ?@"&@s 0f the original comment.

What I was trying to say, most of the action (if that's the right word) is happening on the RHS. There's a bit of negative space on the LHS another fish would balance the other two.

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well big suprise....was looking to see what goldfish usage we had on epz....before going ahead with an idea,and took a shine to this...little details of the bubbles and overall look brilliant........then saw it was you !

Never ever had you down as someone bothered about camera clubs let along judging results was a big suprise......

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