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Hello everone
Thank you for the c and c's on my last upload much appreciated. I have been a bit tied up last couple of days but would like your opinion on my most recent attempt. I have tried to use photoshop to edit my background and I used picasa to put in the border for v2 V1 is the original untouched in any way. I have not changed any contrast or anything else. Thanks for looking and have a good day.Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 1100D
Lens:100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 157.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2013 - 11:36 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Remains of the Day
Username:HuddersfieldHil HuddersfieldHil
Uploaded:21 Oct 2013 - 1:30 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Rose
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 1:32 PM

Lovely image Hilary, excellent textures and colours

Hugh

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DorisD
DorisD  England
21 Oct 2013 - 1:33 PM

You always take the sweetest rose,and crush it 'til the petals fall.Like it

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
21 Oct 2013 - 2:01 PM

I think V2 is a great result Hilary - a lovely image Grin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 5:25 PM

A really lovely shot and presentation.
Ju

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Caziwinkles
21 Oct 2013 - 5:30 PM

Superb image in V2 Hilary. Why do you switch to Picasa to add your border - tis like two easy steps in Photoshop!? Smile

Carol

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capto
capto e2 Member 1580 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 6:46 PM

Great result in v2.Smile

ivor

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 7:38 PM

I love the result of V2....well done I have yet to try any editing software besides Picasa

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8683 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1530 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 8:52 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice work, Hilary.
Now you have successfully removed the background of an image.
In V1, showing the background, it looks like the petal has fallen off the fading rose and there is a connection because the rose and the petal are lying on the same background. It tells a story.
However, in V2, the connection is lost because of the removal of the background. The petal looks odd being separated from the rose. Also the separate petal is a lot brighter than the rose and this is another thing that spoils the connection. The petal looks to be in very good condition compared to the petals remaining on the rose.
Sorry, you wanted an opinion on the work you have done, and I have deviated.
The work is fine, perhaps the subject isn't ideal.
When you have separate pieces like this, and a plain black background, you can easily select one part, like the petal, and place it elsewhere with a simple copy and paste operation, moving it and turning it around until you feel happy with the new composition, even overlapping it with the rose. At the same time, whilst you have the petal selected, you could darken it a little to conform with the darkness of the rose itself.
Maybe I'm trying to show you how to run before you can walk.
Pamela.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 1:35 AM

I think V2 is much better and nicely presented, Hilary.

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 10:00 AM

Well done for trying. I do, however, agree with Pamela regarding version 2. But that is how you learn; there are a lot of very experienced folk on ePz who can offer some very sound advice.
Chris

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