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Another attempt at adding a texture - this time it's my own rather than one uploaded from the internet, so I hope it works: please let me know if not. v2 is a slightly 'pinker' version (the background is a terracotta pot).
Thanks for your enthusiastic response to Lady Wilmott's Ghost yesterday and for your comments and critique, and special thanks to Fred for the GEA and to Lillian and Julia (natureshaven) for their UAs - it was a heady surprise! Smile
Comments and criticisms are welcome.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jan 2013 - 12:58 PM
Focal Length:31mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lady Wilmott's Ghost II
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:12 Jan 2013 - 3:41 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Eryngium, Flowers & plants
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 3:43 PM

much prefer this one.. will come back later for V2

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digital_boi
12 Jan 2013 - 3:46 PM

yes this a better version as is v2 both fine work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 - 3:46 PM

Lovely image/work.

P.

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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
12 Jan 2013 - 3:50 PM

execellent work, good to see more of the vase in these, top shot Smile

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marktc
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12 Jan 2013 - 3:50 PM

I did like yesterday's version very much but this is even better. Terrific work Ann

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CarolG
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12 Jan 2013 - 3:55 PM

V.2 for me today, Ann, but both are very beautiful and well created. Carol

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 3:59 PM

Ooo...I prefer how the bottle looks here, Ann, and the whole stem thing (from yesterday) looks fine here. I may have been too nitpicky about the stem Sad

Now between these two, I prefer V2. Both images work well but - and here's me being a pain again (lol) - I find the background a tad too strong at the top. Distracts me a bit. LOVE yesterday's background...softer and smoother to better set off all the wonderful texture in the flowers.

Still beautiful images and I would love to see more. I love dried things but haven't photographed any for ages and you've made me wanna get back into it big time.

Andrew Smile

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 12 Jan 2013 - 4:00 PM

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rontear
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:06 PM

V2 just a tad warmerSmile Ann.
Ron.

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franken
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:06 PM

Both work for me ann.

Ken

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 4:22 PM

v1 for me, Ann, the tones seem more complementary to the subject . The bottle 'definition' is perfect on this one. The background has a darker vignette in 3 corners only, that would be my only minor quibble. A wonderful still life with superb detail and texture. Another version with soft diffuse tones maybe?? Grin

Dave

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AnnJ
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:27 PM

V1 for me as well. Another terrific shot. Ann.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 4:27 PM

Super treatment. The fallen leaf adds to the composition

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Scottishlandscapes
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:28 PM

A definite step forward Ann, the bottle is more defined and the two stems seem animated in this one. As for the colour I like it but it's a big change from the sombre decay of the first attempt, and somehow suite the mood of the cheery arrangement of the dry stems, "we're going but not just yet". I'd be for hanging this one too, or maybe instead.

You continue to do good work always pushing at the envelope.

Dougie

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nonur
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:28 PM


Quote: I did like yesterday's version very much but this is even better. Terrific work Ann

I think the same.

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CaroleS
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:40 PM

Both tones are subtle, but I prefer V1. A lovely composition.
Carole

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
12 Jan 2013 - 4:42 PM

Well I'm sticking with both these two, they each have their own merits, V1. is subtle and V2. has the highlight with the tinge of colour, excellent hope you do more, Ann. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Cliff1944
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:44 PM

I liked yesterday's version but this is even better. I think you were right to address the points raised about the definition of the vase and the stems.
I'd be happy with V1 hanging on the wall.
Cliff

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 4:49 PM

A very well arranged still life image, Ann, and of the two I prefer the slightly more sombre appearance of V 1.......just seems to suit the dead winter seed heads that much better than the warmer toning in V 2.
The detail is excellent and re. the composition again, I do like fallen sepal (?) alongside the base of the bottle.
Ronnie.

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leontari
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:59 PM

Lovely creation.

Effrossini

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Niknut
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12 Jan 2013 - 5:02 PM

Wonderful shot !!!....lovely quality, & I prefer the more sombre tones of V1........

You're gettin' in the groove now baby !!....each upload is getting better & better.Smile

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lifesnapper
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12 Jan 2013 - 5:14 PM

WOW! what a great follow up Ann, V1 my fav'.

John Smile

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mrswoolybill
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12 Jan 2013 - 5:46 PM

V1 for me, that bit cooler, more austere. I do prefer this to yesterday's, it seems to convey the glass better.
Moira

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Balwant
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12 Jan 2013 - 5:46 PM

Good idea working with layers to produce this interesting image

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ChristineD
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12 Jan 2013 - 6:43 PM

execellent work, v2 for me

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EAS
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12 Jan 2013 - 6:44 PM

I find the tones in V1 very much to my liking and seem more suitable to a dried flowerhead somehow. Pleased to note the colour of the glass stronger this time. A superb still life and skilfully worked.

Ann

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Sue_R
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12 Jan 2013 - 6:48 PM

Really like this. Both work well, but V1 has the edge for me.

I'd definitely give it wall space Smile

Sue Smile

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Lillian
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12 Jan 2013 - 7:12 PM

I go go the golden glow in V2 Ann
but both work extremely well
Lillian

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Badgerfred
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12 Jan 2013 - 7:22 PM

Like both versions Ann, both superb,
Fred.

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achieverswales
12 Jan 2013 - 8:03 PM

Excellent capture with great processing Ann.

Regards

Trev.

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helenlinda
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12 Jan 2013 - 9:10 PM

Lovely work and its always good to be using your own textured layers if you can - and great fun building up a collection of them - I really like the warmer tones in v2 - well done with the GEA Ann
Helen SmileSmile

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shortski
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12 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM

LOVE this x

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zazzycat
zazzycat  8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 - 9:28 PM

Another very painterly image on the same theme, Ann - but for me, I much prefer the background of the earlier one!

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carper123
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12 Jan 2013 - 9:30 PM

Hi, Ann, hope you are well and thank you for your concerns, luv this image, very arty and creative super composition and choice of colours. Had a quick look of your portfolio and it is quite superb, well done and keep up the good work.
Darryl. x SmileSmile

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Irishkate
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12 Jan 2013 - 10:03 PM

Two GEA's in a row! Congratulations.
Very well created texture Ann - let me into your secret.
Hard to choose between the two versions as I love them both.
The old ink bottle is great - I like to see the glass.
The eringiums put to excellent use.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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pamelajean
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13 Jan 2013 - 12:20 AM

Very nice work, Ann, and I think I prefer this to the last one, as others obviously do too.

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Deep_Bhatia
13 Jan 2013 - 2:53 AM

Thats great fantastic with full of impact. Its sharpness touches the heart. My UA.

Deep

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fentiger
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13 Jan 2013 - 8:09 AM

Wonderfully creative work Ann ~ well done!

Albert

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NDODS
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13 Jan 2013 - 9:02 AM

A beautifully crafted image, very worthy of many accolades.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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JohnChambersPhotography

Both work for me Ann good textured finish to both, your creative mind has created a excellent capture, congrats on the UA's, well done indeed.

John

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Joline
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13 Jan 2013 - 11:39 AM

This is miles better than yesterday's.
I like both but a slight leaning toward v2.

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bricurtis
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13 Jan 2013 - 11:39 AM

A good arrangement Ann - V1 with the more muted tones for me.
Well done.
Brian.

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derekhansen
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13 Jan 2013 - 7:23 PM

Definitely V1 Ann. The more muted colours suiting the subject and your treatment much better. The fallen leaf gives balance to the composition and really completes the image.
Derek

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LynneJoyce
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13 Jan 2013 - 8:13 PM

I like them both.

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headskiesfly
13 Jan 2013 - 9:31 PM

Very good and impressive work
Rick

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EMJAYCEE
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14 Jan 2013 - 11:28 AM

Both excellent but V1 by a nose!
Joan.

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kazza12
kazza12  1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 12:01 PM

two great images v1 for me SmileSmile karen

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27 Jan 2013 - 6:51 PM

A superb still life study, such terrific use of textures

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