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Still messing with stuff from my collection box.

Went a bit nuts with the texture layers on this one,an experiment but I kinda like it...especially the dark bits Wink
Lit by my X-Ray viewing box,diffused with a piece of muslin.

F11 manual mode
Tripod
ISO 200
7 images combined & tonemapped in Photomatix.
Raw files converted in C1.

Could be a rather long run of experiments but...hey ho..I like messing with the texture stuff Wink

Thanks for taking the time to call in.
Janet xx

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Time Flies
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:14 Jan 2011 - 9:01 PM
Tags:Case, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Dragonfly, General, Gold, Layers, Old, Still life, Textures, Time, Watch, Wood
Votes:63
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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87281 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 9:02 PM

Lovely Janet...the checker board sets it off well.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 9:03 PM

I think the green bg and the dragonfly work a treat, a bit like rel dragon flying among the grasses.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 9:16 PM

A wonderfully rich and balanced piece of photographic experimentation Janet.

Mike

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 9:25 PM

top notch work Janet
keith

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73886 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 9:32 PM

One word just springs to mind .... Quality. Reminds me a lot of the work of Mikel Arrizabalaga. The richness of tones, that soft glow associated with photomatix, I love everything about it.

At first view I was unsure about the softness of the box, but it just sets off the watch & broach which are pin sharp.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 9:44 PM

Thanks all.

Many thanks for the GEA Nick,that means a lot to me.
The box started off sharp but looked wrong somehow,I needed to push it away from the watch & Dragonfly,so I left lots of texture over it to soften it a tad.

Off to google Mikel thingy now Wink

Janet xx

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 9:46 PM

Quality Janet. Love this series of images
I.G.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73886 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 9:52 PM


Quote: Off to google Mikel thingy now

You won't be disappointed. At least by the still life's - some of his other stuff is a bit OTT for my likings.

Janet the softness is what makes the image - contrasts. Light / Shadow, Sharp / Soft etc too many look for everything pin sharp all the time.

What I didn't say is I have a lot of respect for anyone that does still lifes well - I've tried and failed miserably - I just don't have the patience - and few have the ability to bring them alive.. Tho ironically I wasted half the morning on eBay looking for a couple of things for a project.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 10:12 PM


Quote: You won't be disappointed

No I wasn't Nick...he has a fantastic collection of things,I wish some of them were in my box !
Keep going with the still life stuff Nick,when it works it's great,although I have had many failures ! 'tis fun trying.The light is so important as that is the thing that brings it to life,it's difficult to try & give objects form if the lighting is all wrong Sad...my learning curve is still on the upward slope. Wink

Thankyou for your comments & votes everyone,much appreciated.
Janet xx

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Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 10:33 PM

A very nice still life, like the processing Smile Geoff.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 6:06 AM

A superb still ife, Janet, excellent composition and presentation. Carol

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BreadandShutter

WORKS VERY WELL INDEED
LIKE THE TONES IN THIS

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ChrisStyles
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15 Jan 2011 - 10:37 AM

Superb image,
Chris.

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Imagephotographics

Lovely still life - great work !

Chris

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 11:25 AM

This makes a very pleasing image Janet and no wonder you get the GEA for it. Wish I had the same PS skills Wink
Mike

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15 Jan 2011 - 11:45 AM

Cracking image Janet - a lovely set up and beautiful light - that blue looks so good - love the brooch ! ( think that's what it is)
Brian.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 12:52 PM

Thanks all.
Brian it's actually a hairclip...but I will forgive you Wink

Mike,it took me a while to get going with the texture stuff,lots of trial & error ( much more of the latter ) & I'm still experimenting...lots to learn yet I feel.
Janet xx

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Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 7:33 PM

Doing a great job imo its superb work.

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PattiW
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15 Jan 2011 - 9:02 PM

Wonderful tones and colors, Patti

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 10:20 AM

Thanks all.
Many thanks for the HC Pete Smile

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 12:50 PM

Well I'm glad that we're not doing the still life challenge anymore elsewise you'd be winning every month Wink

Love the blues in this Jan ......

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Richsr
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16 Jan 2011 - 8:29 PM

Excellent again Janet, congrats on all the Awards.
Regards Richard

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RayFids
RayFids  6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 - 7:54 AM

A wonderful capture. I am looking through the Still Life gallery as part of my planning ofr a Still Life shoot. Your image is very inspirational on a number of levels.
RayFids

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 5:45 PM

Thanks all.
A special thankyou to you Brian for your coveted UA Smile
Janet xx

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17 Jan 2011 - 11:13 PM

This is wonderful Janet, congrats!

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