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Green & Pink

Green & Pink by Irishkate

A lot to like in this one, Kate. The bottles are certainly "floating" and need shadows to give them a base. An excellent exponent of digital fine art photography gave me this tip re adding a shadow. I quote: "a fine dark line around the base of the object (bottle, lamp post or whatever) sits it firmly on the ground. Then draw out the shadow away from the direction of the light, gradually fading it out as it recedes. Do all this on a separate layer, ABOVE the image you want the shadow on. That way, if you mess up, you can bin that layer and try again without messing up your photo."
Hope this helps?

Montbretia in Green Bottle

Montbretia in Green Bottle by Irishkate

No probs for me with shadows in a still life. Trev is right, though. Try to throw the shadows to one side or the other next time. Would also help "fill"a blank piece of wall, and thus would "balance" a composition. This said, you are really mastering this technique so well!

Parsley in a Bottle

Parsley in a Bottle by Irishkate

Beautifully presented. Really lovely piece of work.


Clover by ChristineD

Absolutely beautiful. Skillfully executed - and WHAT an imagination!



Beautifully done. You're a real master at this textured overlay technique!



Well executed. Such a different way to show a flower!


Katherine by AnnChown

A lovely, stylish lady. You've done her justice!

Wood anemone

Wood anemone by Fotomanic1

Like the way you've isolated the anemone which is well exposed and nice and sharp. Another time consider tweaking out those annoying upright blades of grass they are rather well defined and fight for attention.

Have I Fallen..........................

Have I Fallen.......................... by ChristineD

Love the gorgeous rim lighting, Anne. Very good horse portrait!

Reflections at Benalmadena Marina

Reflections at Benalmadena Marina by brian17302

Very pleasing image. Taken at just the right time too.

Monochrome Deep...

Monochrome Deep... by Scottishlandscapes

I ADORE Scotland AND monochromes - so no surprises in that I really admire this Master's work!

Rescued Daffodils

Rescued Daffodils by Irishkate

Grace and elegance! Really lovely piece of work, Kate.



Very imaginative. Just goes to show you don't have to "do" chocolate box images to get a lovely effect!

Le Republicain

Le Republicain by AnnChown

Nice bit of paparazzi work!

Seven Silver Spoons

Seven Silver Spoons by Irishkate

Another imaginative, experimental image from your " stable" Kate. It's a wonderful 'catalogue' shot, showing all the detail you could wish for. The V2 is very pleasing to the eye, being that beautiful golden colour (due to the tungsten light you used). However V1 probably gives you a more accurate rendition of what you wanted to produce! Well thought out arrangement.

Spring Mixture

Spring Mixture by Irishkate

Ah! Don't take up knitting, Kate! We'd miss your artistic temperament, and experimental adventuring! Just bin that brown bottle, pretty please? Its yellow flower, being the brightest element in the image, is very eye-catching. Remember KISS! The left hand blue bottle and its flower are f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s (as Craig Revel Hawood is want to say!)
Just to please this old biddy - try a vertical composition with just this arrangement. If you can manage another blue sky - perfectos!!
Don't give up experimenting and having fun! So few people do that! If I knew how to make an award - I would give you one just for being so adventurous with your camera, bottles and flowers!!!

TopicDate Made
Isle of Wight Photography06/08/2008 - 12:10 PM
Agfa Scala22/11/2005 - 6:18 AM
TopicDate Contibuted
Isle of Wight Photography06/08/2008 - 5:14 PM
Agfa Scala22/11/2005 - 6:18 AM
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Added Date: 31/03/2010 - 5:49 PM

Some really stunning images, Ann! Sitting in a hide has really paid off - so don't worry about not being able to hike up mountains and along rushy glens! You've got patience - and stacks of stunning shots as a result! Keep up the good work!


Added Date: 04/10/2009 - 10:00 PM

Some lovely natural history shots in your Portfolio, Bertram.


Added Date: 19/07/2009 - 10:49 PM

Some stunning images in your portfolio! Really enjoyed looking at it.


Added Date: 19/07/2009 - 10:38 PM

A lovely gallery. Your owl pix are really beautiful. I'm shooting owls in September - hope I get some as good as yours!


Added Date: 30/03/2009 - 8:39 PM

A wonderful portfolio. Just "discovered" you - will be back!


Added Date: 29/03/2009 - 11:33 PM

Just discovered your gallery - but I will be back. Stunning photography! Any relation to John Cleese BTW?!


Added Date: 24/03/2009 - 11:07 PM

What a wonderful portfolio! Every shot a winner. Simply oozing quaity!