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Never have I had to work so hard in Photoshop to introduce light and detail... Smile
Taken balancing my tripod on the kitchen sink, trying my best to get some light into the frame! Have since found other ways to do this with greater ease, but thought I'd let you see the before and after - you decide!

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:Sigma 50mm Macro
Recording media:TIFF (digital)
Title:Trial and Error
Username:Possum Possum
Uploaded:29 Aug 2008 - 8:38 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers, General, Kaffir lily, Troublesome light
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janehewitt
janehewitt  10215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 8:46 PM

Hey, we are neighbours tonight! I knew this was yours before I opened it, beautiful and delicate as always. I do have a worry that you might fall into the sink though ! Smile Jane

Last Modified By janehewitt at 29 Aug 2008 - 8:46 PM

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 8:46 PM

well I think the finished result is really good, well done

SUE

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels e2 Member 9399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 8:49 PM

like the delicate colour,

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sable
sable  5 England7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 8:50 PM

Great result - beautiful delicate colours

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exposure
exposure  91304 forum posts England
29 Aug 2008 - 8:50 PM

A Beautiful final image Allie.
Lovely tones and flower detail and presentation.
Pauline.

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Mounters
Mounters  784 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 8:51 PM

Watch out for the tap dancing lol
And there was me thinking you had a fully equipped studio.
What a beauty well done, love it

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 7Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 8:54 PM

Lovely picture, good presentation.
Brian

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 8:59 PM

Super result Allie.Thanks for showing the original and how much effort that went in to the finished article.
Tom.

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 7myrab vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 - 9:02 PM

Well worth the balancing act, its beautiful as always.

Myra

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jdenman
jdenman  5 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 9:03 PM

LOL
Well worth the effort, looks great.
John

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stephanfowles
29 Aug 2008 - 9:05 PM

very good capture, like this a lot

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User_Removed
29 Aug 2008 - 9:07 PM

great to see both the set up & the final images. a treat in delicate flowers. you're doing well, Allie

di

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
29 Aug 2008 - 9:10 PM

Brilliant Allie .... thanks for the lesson.... yo missus where's the tape and paper !!!!


Dave

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chuckspics
29 Aug 2008 - 9:10 PM

you done wonderful. Chuck

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 9:11 PM

Great result, love the delicate feel.
Sylvia

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 9:12 PM

Interesting to see your set up. I use my kitchen sink too, in the winter. Great light there. Thanks for showing the before and after, fine work.

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 9:14 PM

This is really beautiful Allie, nice to know I am not the only one that has a set up like this. lol

Lisa

Thank you for the pm Smile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8688 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 9:36 PM

Fascinating set-up but a fine end result. I find outdoors so much easier!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 9:47 PM

Lovely shot V1, fun write-up, and I rather like V2...!
Moira

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 10:06 PM

It was worth the contortions, nice to see where it came from though!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 10:24 PM

Really helpful to see how you have done this
Beautiful result
Helen

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NatalieKinnear
29 Aug 2008 - 11:03 PM

Well the end result is really lovely. Well done on all the hard work you put in.
Natalie

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Diana
Diana  72011 forum posts Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 11:41 PM

excellent result from some tricky work

Dianna

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mdiniz
mdiniz  9 Brazil
29 Aug 2008 - 11:45 PM

Nice

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 12:35 AM

lovely delicate image

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 1:25 AM

Excellent and well thought out image!
jennnn

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 4:13 AM

Beautiful shot! Thank you for showing us how you set this up.
Ty

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JohnH37
JohnH37  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 9:23 AM

Beautiful subtle light,lovely colours and detail.
-John

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 9:28 AM

what a beautiful result!
great to see the before shot, you worked it so well!

Jo Smile

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
30 Aug 2008 - 1:55 PM

Who's a clever girl? Beautiful Allie.
Cheers
Alan

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
30 Aug 2008 - 3:07 PM

What a fantastic respone; thank you so much, everybody - I couldn't begin to tell you how much your support means Smile

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RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2008 - 8:04 AM


Quote: Taken balancing my tripod on the kitchen sink

- now there's dedication Allie!! Beautifully worked shot and I am not in the least surprised how many votes you got after all your hard work! You are 'an artist' through and through!
kind regards,
Robin

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KKmoments
KKmoments  7 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 - 9:20 AM

Well done .... this is beautiful, great to see the before/after shot and the ps processing has worked a treat, the b/g looks lovely and blends beautifully with the delicate pink hues of the petals... I love these flowers.... true dediction is clear on this one Smile
Karen

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Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2008 - 9:49 AM

a delight, so delicate ...
love this, you show the flower to its full beauty as only you can .. SmileP x

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Pegon
Pegon  878 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2008 - 4:22 PM

A beauty Allie. Well worth the effort.
Pete.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
31 Aug 2008 - 6:27 PM

So smooth and beautiful colours

Peter

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2008 - 7:09 PM

Simply beautiful Allie, this image is pure class

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 1:42 PM

What amazing work Allie, such a beautiful outcome, well done.
Bob

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3 Sep 2008 - 6:44 AM


Quote: A Beautiful final image Allie.
Lovely tones and flower detail and presentation.
Pauline.

Yes

Regards

Sue

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2008 - 12:04 PM

I've balanced many things on the kitchen sink but never a tripod! LOL.
Just shows what a bit of thought, artistic talent and a knowledge of post processing work in PhotoShop can do. This is certainly a result Allie however you arrived at it, well done.
Fran

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2008 - 5:15 PM

Wonderful work, and great to see the original setup; shows how well you work towards the beautiful delicacy and translucency in the end result.
Rende

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2008 - 6:54 PM

Beautiful, delicate image - Jude.

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CherryMartin
5 Sep 2008 - 2:30 AM

fantastic!

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2008 - 9:54 PM

Beautifully set up,love the side light from the window and the b/g behind the flower in the vase.No1 has turned out a stunner from the original.take care,AnnSmile

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
6 Sep 2008 - 6:00 AM

Well worth all the hard work Allie, and very nice end result! superb actually.
Glen
The comment on my Queen butterfly was rather special, thanks, appreciate that as well as all the others

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viscostatic
10 Sep 2008 - 7:39 AM

A beautiful composition. I like the play of light on the petals.

Phil.

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