Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Garlic

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

First of all, thank you all for your enormous help and time on my last upload, L'explorateur. You are a wonderful lot passing on your views and I only hope I can benefit from your good advice. More trepidation this evening with another attempt at a still life - and I would love to have your views, bad and good, if you have the time and the inclination! Smile
I hope you all had a great Christmas. I think it would be true to say that I've eaten and drunk a bit too much.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Dec 2012 - 10:32 AM
Focal Length:70mm
Aperture:f/16
Shutter Speed:0.6 secsec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Garlic
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:26 Dec 2012 - 7:56 PM
Tags:Garlic, General, Still life
VS Mode Rating 100 (40% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:81
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

Comments

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 8:02 PM

Wonderful colours, textures and great background, Ann!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mikan
mikan  3 Romania
26 Dec 2012 - 8:06 PM

beautiful

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ossca
ossca  6 England
26 Dec 2012 - 8:34 PM

Well captured

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
26 Dec 2012 - 8:36 PM

Super still life Ann,
Fred.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 8:37 PM

The hessian makes a great backcloth, Ann, and the cloves are beautifully arranged and lit. The slight vignette adds the finishing touch. Not something I've ever tried but this still life looks pretty damn good to me.

Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 8:44 PM

Well arranged and presented

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 8:48 PM

Nicely executed

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 9:00 PM

Well put together Ann, and love the favour of this shot , kinda rustic.

Simon.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 9:10 PM

This is stunning ann top shot Wink
Andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 9:35 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like the set up Ann - nice grouping . Something to think about - a lighter alternative.
Done a quick mod in PS. Adj Shadow/highlight and a bit of mid tone contrast to give a bit more shape to the cloves. Brushed the bg with the blur brush at 15% to try and add a bit more depth. Might not be what you wanted but I thought it worth a try.Smile
Brian.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 9:52 PM

Now Ann we're getting somewhere.
This I like - love the textured b/g and apparent casual arrangement.
I do like bricurtis's slightly adjusted lighting (Not my strong point).
I'll look back to see what other's think but I think this is your best to date.
Don't know if Trev will be back yet to give you a mark?
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 10:02 PM

I like the whole composition Ann, the textures, tones and hues of the Garlic working in perfect harmony alongside the hemp sacking. An image which I would love to paint.

Regards Nathan

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 10:31 PM

Love the hessian background.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
26 Dec 2012 - 11:12 PM

Picked this out from the thumbnail Ann, I liked it right away, the light is excellent, the colours a treat and the bg. is spot on well done! love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 11:15 PM

Well shot, nicely arranged - when I think of garlic I always think rustic, and the background fits right into that theme.

Anne

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

capto
capto e2 Member 21173 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 11:20 PM

I hate garlic, but this is a beautiful image.

ivor

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 11:23 PM

Superb still life. Great lighting.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Deep_Bhatia
27 Dec 2012 - 3:15 AM

Beautiful shape, texture and color. Deep

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 6:16 AM

Wonderful colours, shapes and textures, Ann, an excellent still life. Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 7:35 AM

Wonderful still - life Ann.

Ken

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 7:37 AM


Quote: The hessian makes a great backcloth, Ann, and the cloves are beautifully arranged and lit. The slight vignette adds the finishing touch. Not something I've ever tried but this still life looks pretty damn good to me.

Dave

Dave says it perfectly Ann, I love the hessian background, it works a treat!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 7:56 AM

love the back cloth
as a garlic grower and eater love the topic
and your presentation with the vignette works a dream
what more can one say ?

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8860 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 9:04 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think this is a very good arrangement of the garlic cloves and the hessian works well with the subject. The left side may be a little tight and a fraction more room could have been given to the composition, but that's a question of one persons view over another. The mod was done to produce a more sculptural, 3-dimensional feel using dodge and burn techniques to deepen the shadows and accentuate the highlights. It's just another interpretation from your very good photo.

Alan.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 9:16 AM

Looks tasty enough to me, Ann Smile
Regards
Bill

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 9:33 AM

This is super. Smile
Lovely arrangement to show off all the forms
of the garlic as bulb and clove.
Very nice sacking backdrop.
Mmm make my mouth water too !

B.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 10:15 AM

Very rustic. Smile
x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 10:15 AM

Thank you Brian and Alan for your mods - I like the way you've both brought out more texture in the cloves. Thanks for your time and encouragement! Smile
Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 11:32 AM

Ann I think what Paintman has done has really made this a winner.
You can easily do it yourself and fingers crossed for the competition.
KateGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

digital_boi
27 Dec 2012 - 11:36 AM

fine texture and very natural tones captured here Ann fine work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 12:16 PM

Excellent textures Anne, a difficult genre to excel in. Youv'e done it here !! Hope you had a great Christmas Smile
Ron.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 12:34 PM

I like this very much. Good choice of background. The slight vignetting works well here, too.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
27 Dec 2012 - 12:48 PM

merry Xmas & happy new Year

love this!!

superb close up

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 2:09 PM

I think its a really good still life. You've chosen the bg well and the garlic is arranged thoughtfully. Like it. Happy New Year. Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TonyBrooks
27 Dec 2012 - 2:43 PM

Great detail a super still life image

Tony

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10875 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2875 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 3:26 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A good shot. It does benefit with a little more exposure to make the Garlic "come forward" from the background, and have the shiny places appear shiny; I would suggest the upside-down root doesnt add anything and could be removed; and a little blur on the background would be a good idea. Uploaded a mod with this done,


Regards


Willie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 4:08 PM

Fantastic piece of Work Ann, you've done VERY well here.

John Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

costas
costas e2 Member 7costas vcard Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 6:11 PM

Good shot, All the best.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4627 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 6:24 PM

Cracking shot !!!.....great subject & b/g, with lovely textures, detail & colours.....1st class !!

But I couldn't resist a mod. !.......I've 'defocused' the b/g sackcloth a bit, & induced a bit more contrast to create
a nice firm pair (?), with a bit a local sharpening, & a hint of vignette..........tasty !!!.Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 7:20 PM

Thanks Keith - it looks very good. I think the sackcloth does need a bit of defocussing, so you done good!! Smile Thanks for taking the time to look, modify and comment - much appreciated! Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:54 PM

Fabulous, Image, Ann, luv your composition and processing, background choice is fantastic, a brilliant piece of still life work.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Dec 2012 - 8:27 AM

I don't know how I missed this upload Ann !! This is really stunning and deserve more awards than it got Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 3:30 PM

Well put together and some good critique here too Ann
Regards Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 6:17 PM

The net background is perfect for these richly colored garlic cloves-- looks so natural!

As to very bad sonw storms-- not so bad where I live, but the rain/sleet after/over the snow was unwelcome and bad for anyone who had to drive----melting now!
Thanks for your concern.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 8:44 PM

You have done very well with this one Ann. The composition and lighting generally are excellent although I think that darkening and defocusing the background allows the eye to focus on the subject better and creates a more atmospheric image.
Derek

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 8:09 AM

First off, that is BEAUTIFUL looking garlic and I would love to finely mince a clove for a blue cheese omelette...mmmm.

Getting to the pic now...lol Grin

Ok...the set up and light are wonderful...but for me, the sack like material as a backdrop has too much texture. Too rough. Something finer/softer and less distracting would draw my eyes more to the garlic. Not just something finer/softer but a wee bit lighter in hue too.

Still a very fetching still life, Ann.

Andrew

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 8:14 AM

Hmmm...I might've been wrong about what I said. 'Cos I've just looked at the Mods and I really like Paintman's background...which is darker. The garlic there looks a tad too contrasty on my monitor, though. Just a tad. But I like his background Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

p12owe
p12owe  1101 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 9:52 AM

Apologies for not voting or commenting earlier... but from the looks of it you didn't need my imput!
(I have now connected to your portfolio now as the images dissapear so quickly off the gallery pages) I think this is a cracking shot and would not dare to comment on the tecnical aspect which from my pov is excellent. If I were permitted a small observation, there is something about the top right hand corner that I find keeps leading me back to it and I think I'd rather be led to the single cloves bottom left. My initial thought was just to remove that clove with the root facing completely, but I know that these club judges love their threes, so maybe by darkening down that white root a little it would just balance up the image.

I will be searching out some sacking material and garlic myself now... but knowing me I might have to add a crucifix...... wooden stake... silver tipped bullet..... Oh stop it!!!!!

regards Peter Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for your input Peter - looking at your pf I know you'll make a brilliant job of a similar still life! I think the top right hand bulb is too bright, as you say, so back to the drawing board and my dining room studio!
Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.