Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Still life

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

More experimenting in my makeshift studio, this time with a few textured layers added in PS. Comments and criticisms are very welcome - and thank you for your comments, mods and advice on Lime Green, with special thanks to Malc for the GEA and Steve (stevesloan) for his UA. It was a special way to end the year. Smile
Thank you also to the ePZ team for the birthday gift of one week's membership of e2 - a lovely surprise when I found the email this morning! Smile
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Dec 2012 - 11:32 AM
Focal Length:38mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1.0 secsec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Still life
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:2 Jan 2013 - 10:57 AM
Tags:General, Pomegranite, Pumpkins, Still life
VS Mode Rating 100 (0% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:80
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

Comments

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:07 AM

Happy birthday, Ann Smile A lovely still life, though that pomegranate looks a bit mouldy, the insides should be a crisp bright red Wink Well composed and captured. Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7451 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:10 AM

Happy birthday Ann! And the colour suits the oil painting filter, it has an Old Master (Mistress??) feel. But I'm not so sure that the effect suits a reflection, it somehow loses the luminous look.
Moira

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:13 AM


Quote: But I'm not so sure that the effect suits a reflection, it somehow loses the luminous look.
Moira

Yes, I wondered about that - probably right Moira.

Quote: A lovely still life, though that pomegranate looks a bit mouldy, the insides should be a crisp bright red Wink Well composed and captured. Carol

You're right Carol, it is past its best, but I quite liked that with the texturing. Maybe it's not quite right...
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 2 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
2 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

Happy Birthday Ann, love your still life,
Fred.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 11:25 AM

Many happy returns! Grin
Wonderful shot! IB

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:30 AM

Happy Birthday, Ann!
The French for 'still life' is 'nature morte' ('dead nature'), reason enough to justify the state of the pomegranate even though it is strictly dying rather than actually dead. Smile
The reflection creates a virtual half-pomegranate, a complete shape rather than a broken one, making it harmonise with the unbroken shapes of the pumpkins.
Just a couple of thoughts!
Regards
Bill

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:32 AM

A lovely still life image. I do like the texture you've added.

Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

morpheus1955
2 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM

Wonderful image Ann, love it Smile

Hugh

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:17 PM

Great composition which is what I first notice in a still life.
As woolybill1 says the two halves make a whole which makes the object number five - perfect.
the texture is great.
Also interesting to learn the (The French for 'still life' is 'nature morte' ('dead nature').
I didn't know that.
Big congratulations on your GEA for the Lime image!!!!!!
Now who is getting somewhere with Still Life?
KateGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:21 PM

Thanks Kate for your encouragement! Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:26 PM

I like your textured effect - I think this would look good with or without the reflection.
Cliff

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:34 PM

Happy birthday! A great still life image Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:44 PM

Good lighting

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:47 PM

Happy Birthday......your still life projects are progressing nicely. I think I would try this on a rustic table without a reflection.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:01 PM

..and many happy returns from me as well, Ann. I like the arrangement of the fruits and the texture is a a very good version of this theme.

Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM

Like the treatment here Ann, works extremely well !! Happy Birthday too Grin
Ron.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:08 PM

Very well processed, this really does look like an oil painting.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Jan 2013 - 1:14 PM

This is lovely Ann ! A great image you have put together !!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:21 PM

Happy Birthday--- an interesting and skillfully done still life!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:21 PM

Happy Birthday, Ann! It's a new experience, a lovely texture and it really looks like a painting.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:23 PM

whoah!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY....

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:28 PM

Happy Birthday Ann - lovely composition and reflections SmileSmile
Helen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

a very happy birthday ann Grin love the colours and tones brilliant textures a cracker nice one Wink
andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43424 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

A beautifully crafted and composed Still Life Ann. The texture adding a third dimension.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

P.S. I hope that you have a wonderful Happy Birthday.

Last Modified By NDODS at 2 Jan 2013 - 1:50 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

maggietear
2 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

Happy Birthday, Ann! Hope you're having a great day!
I just love the way you've presented this image, it looks brilliant! Love the texture especially!
Maggie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 1:51 PM

Happy Birthday Ann. Cracking image and great presentation
Jim

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 2:03 PM

A lovely shot Ann and a very Happy Birthday.......Sandy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Deep_Bhatia
2 Jan 2013 - 2:29 PM

Well arranged and nicely processed. Great!!!
Deep

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 4:11 PM

I don't want to rain on your parade Ann.
But - I still think you need to make your subjects grounded - looks kind of like an aerial view onto a texture.
I think you need to have a separation point somewhere across this type of image to define the bg and a base for reflections and shadows.
Most of the light appears to be coming from the left ( as viewed ) so you would get some shadows on the RH side of image.
I don't think the overall texture helps either as it seems to take the shape out of the pumpkins.
Just a few hopefully helpful observations.
PS. I think you will find as an e2 member you have a 1 month membership ext.Smile
Brian.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 4:18 PM

Happy Birthday Ann.Smile
Carole

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 4:38 PM

Good stuff Ann I hope you were able to eat them afterwards.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64529 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 4:44 PM

Nicely balanced, and the dark line across the middle adds depth. Happy Birthday Smile
x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM

Happy Birthday Ann, don't swallow the pip's, nicely arranged good colours and reflections, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4660 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 5:02 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Cracking shot !!!....great subject, with a nice arrangement, & the textures have added to the character & feel of
the whole image........lovely piece of work, with a lovely painterly quality !!!!.Smile

When you add a textured layer it sometimes 'flattens' the tones a little, depending on the blending-mode....so I've
done a mod. to bring back some of the contrast & 'roundness' to the fruit.....plus a bit more colour in the seeds, &
finished with a vignette.........not a criticism, just adding a final 'flourish' to a great shot !!

....& Happy Birthday Ann.........

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 5:13 PM

Thank you Keith - I really like what you've done. I usually add a vignette but seems I forgot with this one. It certainly adds something. I like the contrast and colour you've added too to bring out more detail. Thanks for taking the time! SmileSmile
Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 5:27 PM

A lovely addition to your Still life adventure Ann.

John Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

franken
franken e2 Member 123171 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 5:59 PM

Wonderful work Ann.

Happy birthday to you!

Ken

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10899 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2892 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

Niknuts mod is an improvement Ann. It provides the depth and 3 dimensional look thats missing. I would suggest that with a texture layer like this, that looks like a canvas, you dont apply it to the subjects, but to the background only.


Not your best work, BUT Happy Birthday!



Regards



Willie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 7:13 PM


Quote: Niknuts mod is an improvement Ann. It provides the depth and 3 dimensional look thats missing. I would suggest that with a texture layer like this, that looks like a canvas, you dont apply it to the subjects, but to the background only.


Not your best work, BUT Happy Birthday!



Regards



Willie

Thanks Willie - this clarifies what is wrong; onwards and upwards!
Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 7:18 PM

Happy birthday Ann.

Lovely still life, particularly like the mod.

Sue Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8869 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:13 PM

An excellent still-life and very good processing.

Alan.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 12:26 AM

Happy Birthday Smile I'm all for experimenting, and am constantly doing so myself. I do like the oil painting filter, but also agree that some effect has been lost in the reflection. Niknut's mod has improved quite a bit.

Anne

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
3 Jan 2013 - 7:46 AM

like the effect

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 2:12 PM

Belated Happy Birthday wishes Ann.

This is very nice indeed and the use of the textured background works very well. I like the Mods as they focus the eye on the subject and provide a little more mood.

Derek

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 5:31 PM

Thanks for the mod Alan - it does focus the eye a bit more. Thanks for your time!
Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 5:47 PM

Firstly sorry I'm a day late wishing for a happy birthday, so I hope you had one Ann.

I see you are right into still life, still. A juicy pomegranate would do the trick for me and some negative space to the left to float the fruit a little more. Some interesting work from your home studio.

Dougie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 8:57 PM

Happy Birthday Ann, another great image,well done..Lin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 9:01 PM

It as all being said,but your still life is top class and well thought out and that must be one of the hardest parts of still life
Dennis

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JohnChambersPhotography

Not an easy shot to capture but you did well it's all been said and some good advice has been given that's what EPZ is good at , happy birthday Ann enjoy it all.

John

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 11:05 PM

Some smashing pumpkins Ann, your still life images are getting better and better

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
5 Jan 2013 - 4:14 PM

Wonderful image

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.