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HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.
I hope you've had a good start to the year
and no sore heads!
I'm starting the year with an Arty image - hope you like it.
Many thanks for votes for Bowl of Cranberries.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Oct 2012 - 1:44 PM
Focal Length:60mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Mint in a Vase
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:1 Jan 2013 - 10:37 AM
Tags:Border background, Digital art, Flowers, Mint, Vase
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 10:39 AM

A wonderfully pleasing image Kate, wonderfully composed wonderfully processed and presented.

A very Happy New Year.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 10:45 AM

A lovely presentation, Kate, great work, and a fine start to the New Year Smile Carol

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andylea
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:50 AM

a cracker to start the year off with kate top work Wink
andy

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DicksPics
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:51 AM

A superbly presented, very impressive picture, Kate!
Happy New Year.

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williamsloan
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:55 AM

happy new year and a nice image to start with.

billy

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BarbaraR
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:59 AM

Very lovely, well done, and
Happy New Year Kate.

B.

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CLARECUM
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1 Jan 2013 - 11:08 AM

Ooh i like your backround,and vase,pretty captureGrin

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Joline
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1 Jan 2013 - 11:48 AM

Most attractive.
Wishing you all the best in the new year.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 12:32 PM

Very arty, Kate, the border makes the whole image like it's printed on the fabric.

Dave

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digital_boi
1 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

good work with this arty capture Kate a pleasure to view

Happy new Year to you and yours

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Humblebee
Humblebee e2 Member 2Humblebee vcard England
1 Jan 2013 - 2:34 PM

Wow! A real corker Kate - superb composition with fantastic processing has produced a beautifully crafted image, and can see this in a light frame gracing any wall Grin

Have a super 2013 ...Carol Grin Grin Grin

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thedon1941
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1 Jan 2013 - 2:51 PM

I just knew this wonderful image was one of yours, Kate. Beautifully done. Happy New Year.
Don

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 4:42 PM

It's very beautiful Kate - very well arranged and taken!
Ann

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM

I love your arty image, Kate lovely textures, delicate colours well presented.

Happy New Year.

Ray

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

A lovely picture to start off the year.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 9ChristineD vcard England
1 Jan 2013 - 6:31 PM

Great composition.
Wishing you all the best in 2013

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 - 6:38 PM

A lovely image to start the year with Kate. Hope you didn't suffer too much of a hangover
Jim

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Bonvilston
Bonvilston e2 Member 361 forum postsBonvilston vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 6:56 PM

beautifully framed. The choice of background is inspired. Peter

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 7:59 PM

A beautiful image to start a New YearSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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helenlinda
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1 Jan 2013 - 8:17 PM

Quite delightful - love what you have done here Kate ...............and best wishes for a very Happy New Year SmileSmile
Helen

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 10:21 PM

A lovely and unique piece of work Kate, very nice indeed. Happy New Year to you and yours, may it bring all your heart desires

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LynneJoyce
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1 Jan 2013 - 11:03 PM

Happy New Year to you and yours.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:05 AM

it is really lovely.. fine chice of colours and light.
may I make a suggestion though..
the vase leans to the left, so does the mint, as the heavier leaves are on the left, the frame goes up on the left top and the right side of the frame also leans left.
This means I sorta want to balance the whole thing. You could either turn it a bit or flip the frame to counterbalance it a bit. I know, I'm a pain. But I have spent a lot of time in my life to get all sorts of things in balance (like at least one air suspension every week) so I can't help it.

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Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:56 AM

I'm trying hard to see what Annette sees here!
I'd call that fine tuning in the extreme!
The frame comes in that shape and may not be symmetrical
but I kinda like it.
KateGrin

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wolfy
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2 Jan 2013 - 11:15 AM

Excellent and original work kate! All th best for 2013 Smile

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:20 PM

Lovely image. I usually prefer my mints covered in chocolate.
All the best
Ian

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:32 PM

Just read the comments above. Bridges and new buildings should not lean to one side, horizons often need to level and straight but vases!!!!!!!.
In my experience any attempt to make flowers or plants symmetrical always looks contrived unless you making bridal posies and even then.....
Your composition is spot on and colours lovely. The framing is down to personal taste, but if you wanted my view, is not quite big enough.

Ian

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