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Hope these won't bore everybody but they are a challenge and as such good for honing my skills!
Dave suggested my geometry could be better - my only defence is that it is hard to get an interesting pattern and have enough pixels to upload. Maybe I have to make bigger oil shapes and get even closer. I've seen some pleasing shapes by other members who are not sharing their secrets!!! I didn't have an absolutely clear glass
so I've bought one today. The above image was taken in a glass with ridges as you can see but the pattern is interesting!!!
So many thanks for comments and votes - I don't mind constructive criticism at all.
I'll enable modifications as Dave suggested and see what other members can do.
KateGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jan 2013 - 4:45 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/27.0
Shutter Speed:1sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Oil & Water 2
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:9 Jan 2013 - 12:15 AM
Tags:Digital art, Manipulated, Oil & water
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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
9 Jan 2013 - 12:18 AM

Superb shot.
debu

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 12:30 AM

wonderful colour and light kate a belter nice one Wink
andy

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
9 Jan 2013 - 12:36 AM

Just love this....have tried to do something similar and have failed totally!You are a star! Ann.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 12:42 AM

Another well captured image Kate. Well done. I must try something like this
Jim

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9 Jan 2013 - 12:44 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Kate.
I would suggest using a tripod if you have not done, so you could then shoot at 100 ISO to avoid noise on the image, also f27.0 is not needed on this still life f8 would be great and around about the sweet spot for the lens. have you tried manual mode and using the status bars to achieve correct exposure? Lots of spots on the photo that with time you can remove, keep going and you will come up with the correct settings, then write them down to use again.

Regards

Trev.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:52 AM

Well done, Kate, a very pleasing abstract. Good advice from Trev, though it's all double dutch to me Wink Carol

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:46 AM


Quote: Hi Kate.
I would suggest using a tripod if you have not done, so you could then shoot at 100 ISO to avoid noise on the image, also f27.0 is not needed on this still life f8 would be great and around about the sweet spot for the lens. have you tried manual mode and using the status bars to achieve correct exposure? Lots of spots on the photo that with time you can remove, keep going and you will come up with the correct settings, then write them down to use again.

Regards

Trev.

Very good advice....
Have a go..

Dave

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:14 AM

Can't help Kate, the tiny world is a mystery to me! I do know that this is a super image, love the colours and the shapes created within the oil by the ridges in the glass.... Nicely done!

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paulknight
9 Jan 2013 - 7:22 AM

That's great photography. Congratulations! VEry impressive.

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:44 AM

This kind of photography delves into something more creative that just pointing the lens.
What Trev has advised is out of my league with my little camera but what a challenge.
Its great reading all this advise anyway and such good food for thought….GrinWink..

Jocelia..

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:22 AM

Love it just as it is.

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Bonvilston
9 Jan 2013 - 9:08 AM

More subtle than yesterday. I like this one much better. ...Peter

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 9:09 AM

Keep going Kate you are getting there. GrinGrinGrin

Ray

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 9:10 AM

Fantastic and great image,Kate,like the colour and detail here,very well done,
saeid

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Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:36 AM

Nice - this seems like a more balanced composition than the previous one.
Cliff

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:47 PM

you get top marks for effort.i have not switched the camera on for a month.well done.

billy

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:17 PM

I give you full mark's for being brave and experimenting and you've had a good advice fromTrev,but I agree with Carol ,it sounds like double Dutch to me as well,but I am sure that you know what he 's talking aboutSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
A great one Kate,carry onSmile
NettaSmile

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AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:24 PM

I'm sorry I don't have any constructive input for you Kate as I'm completely in the dark on this sort of image - but keep trying and you'll get there.
Ann

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9 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

Did you find this in Photo Month?
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/photographing-household-objects-15421

It's the last item on the page.... good luck!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:22 PM

Kate you have some lovely designs there and I am useless
with images like these
but just know you will come up with a top shot
Lillian

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Humblebee  2 England
9 Jan 2013 - 10:56 PM

I love the colours Kate, and they make an interesting design - not sure if I would want to stray into this territory though ... Carol Grin

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 7:32 AM

Really like the idea and it works but Trev has some good points above and I would agree with them. Paul

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10 Jan 2013 - 1:30 PM

Lovely work Kate keep on experimenting .
Rob

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14 Jan 2013 - 8:54 PM

This is a cracker Kate - well done
Jason

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19 Jan 2013 - 6:32 PM

I agree with Lynne it is fine just the way it is, your creative skills have really come to the fore in the last few weeks

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