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My take on a Poppy theme Wink

I set this up for members of my Camera Club.....all that rust ??? !!! was the cry...lol..they all had a go at it though Wink I think they expected something much more 'girlie'.
Lit from one side by early evening light coming from a window,opposite was my small lightbox to try & cast some extra light onto the hook & chain.
The base is an old lump of sacking.
Thank you for taking the time to look/comment.
Sorry I have not been around much to comment,just a few swift clicks & running...I have a really poorly Mum at the moment,awaiting a rather big operation on her heart,so she has taken my time & thoughts up of late Sad
Janet xx


P.S
For anyone interested, this image was judged last Friday as part of a panel of three (you can see the other two in my pf),well when they went onto the display box, total silence fell in the room & the judge began wringing his hands wondering what to say,at first he said it was slightly macabre but then the storyline descended upon him & his comments were really quite complimentary."So very different for 'Club' photography" & "I wish I could see inside the author's mind" were a couple of comments made by the judge,he smiled a lot,shook his head a bit & walked around the room for a while whilst he thought & thought.
He pondered for ages & at the end he decided to award it 3rd place ( the winner was me too with a set of 'childs play' images...also in my pf...there ya go Chris,the Teddies made it !!)
I don't think he quite knew what to do with the bird stuff but it did make me smile !
I did promise I would let you all know what happened.
I bagged second place too but don't tell anyone Wink...I had a rather good night Blush

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jul 2013 - 7:07 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:2.5sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Un-chained
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:15 Jul 2013 - 9:24 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General, Layers, Poppies, Rust, Still life, Textures
Votes:73

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:31 PM

Goodness. Where do they get these judges from? Perhaps if it'd been a live chicken he'd have been able to get a grasp of it.
Now remind me, why don't I go to clubs any more?
Grin

Sorry, got waylaid. A heavy still life. But a bit floppy doppy too. Smile

Last Modified By SlowSong at 15 Jul 2013 - 9:33 PM

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ann_g
ann_g  10 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 9:36 PM

fabulous

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:38 PM


Quote: Goodness, Alison

Lol Chris...I do enjoy Camera Club tbh,gets me out & I really enjoy taxing the judges...hehe...btw..I'm Janet,my friend is Alison Wink

Last Modified By chase at 15 Jul 2013 - 9:38 PM

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:38 PM

Sorry Janet, got the wrong bird species. But I suppose it wouldn't have mattered to the judge anyway. Your concept was way above his head, obviously.
Blush

Gosh, double BlushBlush I immediately realised my mistake and corrected it but you're too fast for me. BlushBlushBlush
Ali does do very similar still lifes though. Grin

Last Modified By SlowSong at 15 Jul 2013 - 9:39 PM

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chris-p
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15 Jul 2013 - 10:20 PM

Wahoo ....knew it was a winner Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:20 PM

It's divine. How can a judge not like it? Beats me....
Ann

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:45 PM

Thanks all.
Many thanks for your UA Ann,much appreciated.

Lol Chris...so now it's yours Wink

Janet xx

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
15 Jul 2013 - 10:49 PM

Bless you SmileSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 11:06 PM

I do sympathise with judges who have to have a wide knowledge of everything.
In their place I'd be struggling for a suitable comment about content too!
Janet I can't blame him for wanting to get into the author's head!
KateGrinGrinGrin
P.S. Congraulations on winning all those places.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:29 AM

Congrats Janet on a clean sweep... Not surprised that Childs Play were winners, thy are magnificent. This is a fab shot too... Well done.

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flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 6:41 AM

I bet the club members images are not at all like yours. What about all the processing? You can't learn that in an evening. Thanks for letting us know how the birdy pics got on. You are a tease!! Or in our club's case maybe that should be "You do the teas" as attention to the refreshment rota comes before all else Grin
I'm sorry to hear your Mum isn't well. Worrying times. Best wishes, Fiona

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:51 AM

I don't look at an image and think what is going on in their head - I am looking at composition, colour, definition, light and processing, do I like it - I just wish I good do all those just half as good as in this image!!Smile
I liked the Teddies too!
Carole

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:04 AM

Not sure the judge would gain anything from seeing inside this authors mind, traumatised for life poor man, the word will soon go round you know, you'll be barred LOL.
One Two Three impressive Janet, can just see you dragging those chains into the club, like your different take on poppies, works really well.


LesF

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bluesandtwos
16 Jul 2013 - 8:54 AM

A stunningly brilliant image! I for one would get a lot of pleasure talking to the people who think about and create the more unusual images. But then I've always gravitated towards the weird!!Blush

Dave

Ps. Hope all goes well for your Mum.

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rogerdoger
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16 Jul 2013 - 10:53 AM

Fantastic image. Your imagination know not bounds ! I love the way you put the textures on and give it so much atmosphere. Brilliant.
Regards Roger

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Briwooly
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16 Jul 2013 - 10:57 AM

Well done that girl Grin Smile Wink

Brian..............................

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 11:59 AM

Must have worked Janet
Even Pete has got in on the actWink

I trust all fairs well for your Mum

Adrian

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Daisymaye
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16 Jul 2013 - 2:24 PM

Superb image Janet. But then I love all your work. .......Sandy

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fatfranksfolley

super image.

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Ade_Osman
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16 Jul 2013 - 5:33 PM

Well it beats the more usual poppy shot Janet.....Excellent work as always...

Ade

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:41 PM

Thanks all,your comments are all appreciated,I must admit,some of them made me smile Wink....Club Judges eh .......hehehe ...it's good to confuse 'em once in a while !
Many thanks for the HC Pete.
Hi Carole,thank you for your comment and your coveted UA.
Janet xx

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:18 PM

A very creative mind coupled with a fine photographer equals superb images.
David

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stevenb
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17 Jul 2013 - 11:09 PM

Cracking shot Janet

Bill

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Rende
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21 Jul 2013 - 1:43 PM

Wonderful still life; beautifully lit and processed!
It's time for judges to change from "different but good" to "different and therefore good"! Where would we be without originality!
Rende

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