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First I want to thank Polly 470 for her User Award for Love ..........through a mist
I love Pauline's work with textured layers, so it was very special to receive her award for a textured image SmileSmile

This is outside of my comfort zone, but just before Tony put my weeds through the shredder I thought I would use some of the grasses. The scarf belonged to my grandmother. The texture is frost on the car window changed to green

Thanks for looking

Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2012 - 3:59 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Weeding
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:9 Jun 2012 - 9:12 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Still life
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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 - 9:15 PM

Lovely image, colours and presentation.

P.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:15 PM

love the colours and textures helen a cracker nice work Wink
andy

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:18 PM

Thanks Philip and Andy SmileSmile

Many thanks Andy for your User Award SmileSmileSmile

Last Modified By helenlinda at 9 Jun 2012 - 9:21 PM

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:18 PM

This is fantastic,Hele,love the colour and textures in this one,
saeid

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:19 PM

Thanks Saeid Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
9 Jun 2012 - 9:27 PM

Wonderful, brilliant textures, great work.

John

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1018 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:28 PM

Green and burgundy tones, a lovely balance. I like the thinking behind this as well.
The scarf looks a bit stiff and contrived, I'd prefer it to flow more horizontally. Loads of possibilities for future arrangements...
Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:30 PM

Thanks John and Moira SmileSmile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:38 PM

I love the colour and texture in this image Helen, and the use of the grasses is inspired! Thanks too for your UA, you know how much I respect you and your work so your UA toady was just so special.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:52 PM

I like your use of the iced screen as a texture, Helen. The compositiion is unusual with the shape of the scarf but it works so well. A beautifully worked image.

Dave

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
9 Jun 2012 - 10:07 PM

Great work!

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JenniCh
JenniCh  932 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:32 PM

Beautifully imaginative composition that works really well .................. Jenni

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:33 PM

Thanks Mark, Dave, Rick and Jenni SmileSmileSmileSmile

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senn
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9 Jun 2012 - 10:35 PM

pretty delicate work, Helen

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:36 PM

Thanks Senn Smile

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Michaela_Solway

Lovely complimentary colours & textures here, with your original print on it Helen...

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 11:00 PM

Thanks Michaela Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 11:07 PM

Beautiful processing work Helen. Also the composition is so spot on.Smile
Joan.

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 - 11:22 PM

Lovely composition and presentation Helen, Peter..

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 1:17 AM

Good use of found objects-- so well envisioned as they work well together!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 6:08 AM

A beautiful presentation, Helen. Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 8:26 AM

Thanks Joan, Peter, Jenn and Carol SmileSmileSmileSmile

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10 Jun 2012 - 9:04 AM

love it to bits

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 9:05 AM

Beautifully done, the only thing that distracts me a lot is that level of the brown table is not the same left and right.
The idea with the white cardboard and the scarf is fantastic. Far beyond the reach of my skillsWink

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franken
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10 Jun 2012 - 9:07 AM

Love what you've done in version 1 Helen.

Ken

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reflectionsinlight

trade secrets good job your not in the magic circle, nice one well worked

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helenlinda
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10 Jun 2012 - 9:08 AM

Many thanks Ann for your User Award SmileSmileSmile

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10 Jun 2012 - 9:12 AM

Thanks Annette Ken and Graham for your comments
Annette I can see exactly what you mean, and if you look at the second version you can see that I have got rid of the card to the left without thinking through that to the right it was still in. Its amazing what hits you in the face when someone tells you its there WinkWinkWinkWink

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digital_boi
10 Jun 2012 - 9:17 AM

good processing to produce V1 Helen nice one

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10 Jun 2012 - 9:18 AM

Thanks Graham Smile

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10 Jun 2012 - 9:37 AM

A lovely composition, with such complimentary colours.

Carole

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 10:58 AM

It's a very striking image Helen - I do think think the scarf slightly overpowers the weeds as a focal point though.Smile
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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 11:49 AM

A very beautifully created still-life, Helen Smile
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10 Jun 2012 - 2:04 PM

Expertly put together, Helen, and so interesting to both read your explanation of the textured layer and see the original set-up. The two predominent colours complement each other well.

Malc

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 2:08 PM

Thanks Carole, Brian, Trev and Malc for your comments SmileSmileSmileSmile

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10 Jun 2012 - 2:20 PM

Two great images Helen. V1 for me but how interesting to see V2. Thanks for posting it.
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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 2:24 PM

Thanks for your comment Ron Smile
Its always good to see how things start out - and I made a few obvious mistakes with this one - but I'm learning WinkWink

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10 Jun 2012 - 2:25 PM

Thanks to Mark Kent for his GEA SmileSmile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4591 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom62 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 4:57 PM

Caught up now !!!

Beautiful shot !!!......great opportunity with those grasses, with a lovely arrangement, & textures !!!!

One teensy thing for me, is the sharp division, twixt b/g & base....I'd be inclined to blend the 'join' for a soft transition.....but if you intended the
sharp join then just ignore my witterings !!.Grin

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10 Jun 2012 - 5:03 PM

Thanks Keith - another suggestion well worth considering SmileSmileSmile

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10 Jun 2012 - 8:40 PM

Beautiful conception Helen and great use of colour again,
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10 Jun 2012 - 10:36 PM

Thanks Derek Smile

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10 Jun 2012 - 11:14 PM

Excellent work Helen,I do admire your work..Lin

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10 Jun 2012 - 11:57 PM

Thanks Lin Smile

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11 Jun 2012 - 5:43 AM

A great image and nice to see before and after also

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11 Jun 2012 - 6:52 AM

Thanks Peter Smile

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accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 6:04 AM

Beautifully constructed image with great colors. shape and texture Helen. A very appealing composition indeed. A

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12 Jun 2012 - 8:01 AM

Thanks Arthur Smile

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BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 9:29 AM

Really lovely and elegant work.
Congrats Helen.

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13 Jun 2012 - 1:04 PM

Thank you Barbara Smile

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