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Haven't had any inspiration for ages but spotted this cigarette packet while I was out on my walk yesterday. Just a bit of playing around really. I liked the dew on the top and the movement of the grass, which I've exaggerated here in V1. V2 is just a bit of cross processing.

Have a lovely day peeps.

Camera:Canon PowerShot S100
Lens:5.2-26.0 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Sep 2012 - 9:33 AM
Focal Length:5.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Duty Paid
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:23 Sep 2012 - 9:35 AM
Tags:Close up, Digitally manipulated, General, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Still life
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests


nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 9:40 AM

I also like the dew which makes one feel the damp.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 10:15 AM

V1 is just that bit more weird...
Bill photographs abandoned lager cans, I go for abandoned items of clothing and footwear. It can be very difficult to explain this activity to passers-by...

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 23 Sep 2012 - 10:16 AM
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 10:17 AM

Now that is the best place to find a packet of Cigarettes or in the bin!!
the dew has certainly given this some extra textures Chris
great spotted opportunity

marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 10:19 AM

I like the cross processing in v2, the bottom of the pack looks like a mirror! great work. Have a good day too.

Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 11:27 AM

Beautifully seen and taken!

NDODS e2 Member 43678 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 11:35 AM

Does the Duty give the once owner a warrant to dispose of in in such a careless manner. Two great images each well captured and processed. Version 2 being my particular favourite.

Regards Nathan

23 Sep 2012 - 11:43 AM

Two cracking shot Like them both, i have never thought of shooting something like a discarded Cigarette packet. Will have to keep an eye out in future Smile


WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 11:49 AM

Filtered?? GrinGrin


bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 12:01 PM

Cross processing works best for me Chris.

saltireblue Site Moderator 44297 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 12:11 PM

The dew looks like spawn...nature taking over. V2 me thinks, Chris.
Hope you feel inspired again soon.Smile


Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 2:33 PM

Good for you spotting this Chris. Makes a great image with your processing....

AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 2:51 PM

I like them both Chris. I'm not at all sure what cross processing means - off to Google it - but I like v2.

CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 3:08 PM

I'm glad you said 'dew', Chris, I thought someone had spat on it Wink. Carol

TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 3:21 PM

Two well seen shots, Chris, and a nice bit of playing! Wink
Trev Smile

cats_123 e2 Member 104248 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 3:58 PM

often see odds and ends lying around...some seem more appropriate than others...this looks good Smile

rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:57 PM

About society as we know it Chris !!

pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
23 Sep 2012 - 6:42 PM

cross processed : very nice too

23 Sep 2012 - 8:07 PM

Two great and very different captures.

KingBee e2 Member 8398 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:07 AM

Two great shots, with v2 being my preferred choice. Haven't touched a fag (you know what I mean ....) in 17 years, don't miss them one bit.



barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 5:17 PM

only too happy to take this to RC.
V2 is the vote puller

prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:15 PM

Fine pics & the piece of write up.

bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 5:36 AM

great find and super processing in v2

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