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First let me thank everyone who left comments and votes on my 'wet & wild' portrait, I was delighted with the response.
A very special thank you to Pete and the team for the HC award, It gave me such a boost and is so much appreciated.

Today I have created this impressionistic image which started life as a small broken branch off a tree which I put into a vase and photographed. I wanted it to resemble a painting, and as this is out of my comfort zone I would welcome any constructive criticism from anyone who does this sort of thing and can offer me any help or tips on processing in this style.
I would like to do a lot more of this sort of work so will see how it goes down.

Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Fran

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:0.3sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Impressions
Username:franfoto franfoto
Uploaded:23 May 2011 - 4:19 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Specialist / abstract
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 4:33 PM

A very artistic image Fran. Looks lovely.............Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 4:53 PM

Superb work, Fran, most effective. Carol

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 5:30 PM

I think you've judged this remarkably well. Normally with a picture like this I'd like to see a little of the original detail brought back through the effect, just for something to hold on to, and I'd expect to want a bit more weight at the bottom for balance but somehow neither of these things seem to apply here and it works just right as it is.
A bold, nicely textured and strangely satisfying image.

Eric

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 5:42 PM

Many thanks Eric for your observations and thoughtful comment, much appreciated.

Fran

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 5:58 PM

fantastic work fran nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 6:25 PM

A big congrats on your well deserved award
I think this would look great printed large for the wall
Tho' must admit I prefer darker images

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 6:27 PM

Interesting work Fran. Because I'm shortsighted, its easy for me to take my glasses off, look at it as a thumbnail and see it as a whole - and it works Smile
Brave work - its hard trying something new - but doesn't it make the grey cells work Smile
Helen

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 6:58 PM

Excellent image Fran. Considerably beyond my usual area so I cant offer any worthwhile suggestions -- except perhaps to say its a lovely shot.
Ron

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 7:17 PM

different approach to textures with this one Fran, I like the treatment but think a little more of the vase needs to come through for me, just to anchor it into the image.
Regards Richard

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81104 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 10:50 PM

Im with Eric on this . Tis a fine palette and image !

Maybe drop some detail like grains of salt on the petals . and dont allow the textured b.g to "bleed" from the frame.

Far better to have contained the whole with a vignette.

Fine art is a recipe of complimentary tones , each the sum of its relevance.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2011 - 12:16 AM

Some good ideas here-- good to try a fresh idea--
Jennnnn

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Imagephotographics

Lovely image/work Fran, well done !

Chris

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2011 - 7:14 PM

An excellent piece of digital artwork Fran, your creativity knows no bounds

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TONKSPHOTO
26 May 2011 - 12:22 AM

Look great on a canvas print Fran..Put it on my wall anyway....John

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