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These won't last long so I'm taking lots of pics before they keel over!

Brand:Sony
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Feb 2014 - 2:13 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hellebore
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:23 Feb 2014 - 9:49 PM
Tags:Book, Digitally manipulated, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Hellebore, Still life
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chilternsdavid
23 Feb 2014 - 10:15 PM

I like the composition and feel of this image.
Best wishes David

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96352 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2014 - 10:29 PM

Thanks Smile I'm not sure if I'm going to find this is too dark? As per usual I'm having trouble with the monitor and am never entirely sure what the image is like. Actually I think this monitor is ok but when I view the pics on my monitor at work they're incredibly dark - hey ho!

Thanks Colin for your mod - I must use some different texture layers. I'd really like to have a set of boards with different finishes on them so I don't 'have' to use textures at all - for now that's just another thing on my list of things to do.......

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 12:03 AM

You're a master of understatement with very subtle lighting.
colijohn's mod certainly adds lovely light and that could work with many different textures.
We could see fifty versions and learn from them all.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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peekay2001
24 Feb 2014 - 1:00 AM

beautiful.. as kate says, an understatement and a pleasurable one.. i love the lack of light.. never seen anything like it before in my real life, I mean the flower vase with an open book and round-rimmed glasses together.. but made me nostalgic all the same.. the light coming from the window, an overcast sky, just about to rain.. really, really special..

Last Modified By peekay2001 at 24 Feb 2014 - 1:00 AM

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markina
markina  3 Mexico
24 Feb 2014 - 3:09 AM

Avery clasic feel,love the ambiance.
Xavier

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kaybee
kaybee  103949 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 8:01 AM

Simple - yet effective

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44288 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 10:07 AM

The subdued lighting does lend a rather sad feel to the image, as if some curtains were closed, a darkened room.

The mod certainly turns it into a totally different, more cheerful image. But the two stand on their own feet and should not be compared with each other.

Malc

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 12:38 PM

Yes, I agree with Malc.
V1 is like a mourning image, but I like it and I don't think it is too dark.
Amazing how a little light changes the mood....there's a lesson there somewhere....

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dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 11:00 PM

I'm afraid it is on the dark side - yes it has a mood, but taking a look at the histogram it only reaches just over half way so there are no highlight tones, in fact some midtones are missing. By moving the white point slider as it looks like colijohn has done retains that moody look but with a full range of tones and better contrast to bring the image alive.

Keith

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96352 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 10:24 PM

A late return - apologies.

Thanks again everyone - I've just had a play with the histogram and it's something I should do more often! I do like dark and gloomy and appreciate that maybe I should experiment a bit more!

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