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Still trying to get a decent content with these images.
The little plastic pram belonged to my Cousin from waaaaaay back,the beautiful wooden bricks were my Brothers',probably about 50 something years old. The snail...well,he just happened along Wink

Lit by daylight in my kitchen,finished in Photoshop.
Still not quite what I wanted but I'm getting closer Smile

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.
Janet xx

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:25 Nov 2012 - 10:42 AM
Focal Length:26mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:4sec
Exposure Comp:+4/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:Child's Play IV
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:3 Dec 2012 - 6:27 PM
Tags:Bricks, Childhood, Digitally manipulated, Layers, Pram, Specialist / abstract, Still life, Teddy, Textures, Toys
Votes:38
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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 7:27 PM

Wonderfully crafted image Janet, very imaginative and perfectly executed.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73801 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 7:28 PM

Now thats spooky, takes me back to ca 1970 when my sister had the self same pram (horrible plastic smell, and quite a sharp lip on the inside if I remember correctly) - we also had similar wooden bricks, I remember been scolded by my grandmother, for throwing one and hitting my brother over the head with them - probably the only time I remember her raising her voice.

To the image, top quality as always, maybe use bricks as a lead in? to give some more depth?

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 8:33 PM

Works well for me Janet - I like the lightSmile....... I see you have nicked one of my snails.Wink
Brian.

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marktc
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3 Dec 2012 - 9:00 PM

This is marvellous, I really love these Janet!

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 9:31 PM

Thanks folks.


Quote: I see you have nicked one of my snails

Lol Brian,I thought you could spare one Wink

Yep Nick,that pram is a bit on the rough side but it's a bit different to the other one...just for a change Wink
Fancy chucking one of those bricks at your Brother,my,my,bet that came with a clout !!!
I tried using the bricks as a lead in....didn't work as I needed the height without over crowding the frame & I couldn't get the composition/angle quite right.Hmmmm,I wonder if flipping this one would do the trick,I'll take a look.
Still work in progress methinks Wink
Janet xx

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73801 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 10:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

No clout from my gran, thankfully she didn't let on! She honestly was one of the best people I've ever met.

One thing with the pram the handle acts as a barrier, cutting the frame in two, maybe flip the pram, also put it on an angle inviting the viewer in. To create height in the bricks how about a single stack 4 high (placed on angles so they just about defy gravity), that would give you 7 to play with, what about 3 other stacks, 3,2,1 bringing them through the frame, add a little more depth, that leaves one brick, place it out of kilter to break the harmony, ... Just a thought, as you know still life's isn't my strong point (yet).

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 10:14 PM

Like the textures and tones in this Janet, the pram stands out in this,
Regards Richard

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 10:18 PM

Good play again. I'm sure you'll come up with many combinations - not easy getting
exactly what is in your head. The red bricks harmonise well with pram and wheels.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 10:58 PM

Delightful. Colour, humour, charm and loads of style.

Eric

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 11:36 PM

Beautiful work. Would make a lovely framed picture for a young childs room.......Sandy

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 11:39 PM

Thanks all.
Some food for thought there Nick,I do agree that the handle chops the whole thing in half,I reckon the bricks need to go on the other side of the pram with the handle leading out of the frame on the right...I hope you go a pretty shade of green Wink

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:56 AM

Good stuff Janet and glad to see you're keeping your hand in with the wildlife with the inclusion of a snail GrinGrinGrin

Ade

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 1:35 PM

Love this, the inclusion of the snail is inspired. And difficult to achieve, they can move remarkably fast and don't take kindly to direction...
Moira

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:11 PM

Thanks everyone,your comments are gratefully received.

Quote: don't take kindly to direction

Lol Moira !!!
Janet xx

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chris-p
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4 Dec 2012 - 6:02 PM

The snail inclusion is bob on Smile

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POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 1:38 PM

Excellent, everything you do looks so saleable.
Pooch.

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