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Shot against a white card in darkened room and using LED lights focus on the two larger flowers then rotated through 90 Dergrees right and a crayon effect added to colour the white card. One flower singled out and turned to B/W.
Hence the title play time.

Many thanks to all who took time to comment on my last upload i was surprised as it was highly manipulated shot

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:85mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:2sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Play Time
Username:digital_boi digital_boi
Uploaded:3 Feb 2011 - 2:16 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Still life
Votes:36
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 2:22 PM

Isnt it fun playing ? Grin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 2:23 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A most original bit of processing, Graham: I like the final image very much generally, although I'm not so sure about the black and white bloom. I feel I'd have preferred it left as the others. just my opinion and I hope you do not take offence.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
3 Feb 2011 - 2:24 PM

No worries Ronnie its all fun

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 2:54 PM

Thanks for your PM, Graham, alerting me to Version 2. I have to say I do prefer it......somehow that image is much more pleasing to my eye.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 3:04 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Beautiful processing, but have to say I don't like the single b&w flower. Definitely V.2 for me. Carol

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digital_boi
3 Feb 2011 - 3:09 PM

no worries Carol

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Lovely bit of playing around Graham - V2 is my fav !

Chris

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gingerdelight
3 Feb 2011 - 3:53 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I agree, I'm not sure about the b/w flower either.......however......I wonder if either the top flower or the one on left hand side might not be a better mono option? To me, the one that is mono at the moment doesn't create a good balance, but that's just my opinion!
I love the full coloured one though, it's really beautiful.
Carol

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digital_boi
3 Feb 2011 - 4:06 PM

GrinWink

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 4:27 PM

like the play time graham v2 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 5:39 PM

Great playtime and excellent presentation.
Joan.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 8:57 PM

Version 2 for me.

Ken

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 3:42 AM

Nice work but do prefer V2..........Sandy

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fudgy
fudgy  348 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 - 1:05 PM

very gentle beautiful shot Smile

and thankyou for the write ups you give , it help me as a beginner to know how you achieve
these beauties

well done

les

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 1:12 PM

Interesting playing, think I would stay with all the flower coloured or all mono.
Regards Richard

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 3:48 PM

Odd one out for me Graham, I like V1 with the mono flower.
Ray

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 3:49 PM

during the bad weather everyones ps skills get honed ,good work.

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 8:11 PM

Really like what you have done here and very interesting and useful to know how it was achieved,
Mary

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 8:39 PM

Obviously a very good 'playtime' great results. V2 for me!!
Take care, Pauline

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 11:27 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Beautiful soft image but I agree that I'm not too keen on the single mono flower, just doesn't seem to blend in too well.
Jann
xxx

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 11:34 PM

Two excellent & lovely flower image renderings, Graham. I slightly prefer the v1 version. Have a great Weekend.
Ciao...Peter

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jkennedy
jkennedy  8 Indonesia1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 2:16 AM

A lovely composition Graham and well presented however its V2 for me. I just find the B&W flower in V1 distracting and out of place with the others perhaps because it is partially shielded by the yellow flower beside it. You still have a fine shot here.

Cheers,
Joe

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 8:59 PM

I have been hunting for the black flower for the last two minutes !!Smile Shows how much I notice. I really like version 1 but I think that it would be improved with total colour..really interesting though and I always like to see something different !
Di

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jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
6 Feb 2011 - 9:50 AM

V2 for me,

Jack.

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TonyWatson
6 Feb 2011 - 10:02 AM

Quite effective technique Graham ~ Nice work
Doc

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 10:51 AM

This is so softly pretty - and as I like different - I will go with V1 I think, or maybe V2, or V1, or V2?Grin....like them both actually.

Sue

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 7:00 PM

Have to go with the V2 as the flower in mono (and know how hard and long that would take) distracts from the rest of the bloom, and V2 has an almost like 'tracing paper effect' to it in the presentation, and the framing has set it off so well...so my vote goes to V2 Graham
Lillian

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7 Feb 2011 - 1:44 AM


Quote: Really like what you have done here and very interesting and useful to know how it was achieved,
Mary

Against all odds, it works for me.
Dennis

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 12:52 PM

Superb - Ilike them both

Daniel

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