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Well I failed to find any inspiring flowers on the way home yesterday so bought some decorative veg instead.

It makes a pleasant change and who knows, I might actually eat some of it eventually.

I'll probably try these again tomorrow as there are a few niggles but will upload anyway. I think I prefer the composition of V2 but the top edge of the top leaf is fuzzy and I suspect that is because it was falling over backwards......

Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Sony 18-70
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Playing with my food
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:15 Jan 2011 - 5:56 PM
Tags:Asparagus, Cabbage, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Mushroom, Pot, Texture
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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 6:14 PM

v1.. as it seems a better balanced composition. Purely a personal view.

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SLH1979
SLH1979  4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 - 6:17 PM

Very creative. I really like the treatment you have used as it works well with the subjects.

Sarah

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Rorymac
Rorymac e2 Member 545 forum postsRorymac vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 6:18 PM

Both great, would be proud to have taken them, well produced.
Rory

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 6:33 PM

V.2 for me, better positioning of the twine tying up the asparagus! Carol

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Kingfisher8
15 Jan 2011 - 6:41 PM

Great set of pics both very good well done.

Keith.

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kaybee
kaybee  103809 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 7:54 PM

Chuck out the mushroom - yucky things.

Maybe a tad too much green/yellow throughout for me.


Roy

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10849 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2843 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 8:00 PM

Funny, - just noticed I did exactly the opposite of miptog!

I found that theres too mucj yellow from the bg in the plants, so I reduced it.


Otherwise nothing else.

As for V2, - if you doing it again, I would suggest you put that flower pot upside down?

PS. Just noticed in my mod1 that the removal of yellow from the veggies makde them a little dull, so mod2 just brightens them using a curve, - no change on the BG



regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 15 Jan 2011 - 8:03 PM

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chudzy
chudzy  6 Poland
15 Jan 2011 - 8:38 PM

great

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sarahpix
sarahpix  4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 - 8:57 PM

Version 1 for me, the asparagus leads the eye more effectively.
Love the colours and the background

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matyjasz
matyjasz  5 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 - 8:58 PM

Very interesting photography

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96038 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 11:15 PM

Blimey - thanks everyone Smile It's far too late for me now to waffle (a very very large voddy doesn't help) so I'll be back tomorrow if that's ok?

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 11:54 PM

Stunning! Love v1 the best for the composition.
Christina

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 10:00 AM

A much better bg Alison & I like your subject matter.
V1 for me for the composition but I do like Roy's mod,it makes the veg pop much more against the textures.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 11:30 AM

This is perfectly delightful. I love the comp in v1.
I do agree with Roy's mod to lighten it a bit and tone down the yellow. This is so creative and well done. I'm enjoying this series you are working on.

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Imagephotographics

Two wonderful images - great work !

Chris

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 11:51 AM

like the arrangement of v2 the best. like the brighter 1st mod.lesley

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 2:09 PM

Like the setup and the good tones and textures in this fine still life capture.
Regards Richard

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 8:48 PM

I think they're a bit yellow, too. That aside, they're excellent still lifes.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96038 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 10:21 PM

Thanks again everyone. I've got more veggies now so shall be trying again! That said, I still have the mushrooms although they're starting to get a little fluffy Smile

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Stebinners
30 May 2011 - 8:59 PM

Love the pics, what and how are you getting that background in?

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96038 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2011 - 10:07 PM

Thanks Stephen - the background is just a large piece of light brown curtain fabric. Then I overlaid it with a texture from Shadowhouse Creations - called Nightmares & Dreamscapes.

Chuck it on top, select the subject ie. the veg, lots of gaussian blur to remove the texture from the subject but leave the toning. Multiply layer blend.

I don't know why I keep telling people this - they keep doing better pictures than me Smile

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Stebinners
31 May 2011 - 6:39 PM

Thanks alison, cant wait to have ago..... I am pretty new to photography so tips are always appreciated.

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