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Border Plants

By strokebloke  
Something entirely different.
I've been playing around in PS, utilising some of the things I have been taught in the Critique Gallery, with old photos [which should have been binned ages ago]
This is one. [the version 2 is the original]
Used the gradient tool, with colours previously I've not considered using.
The Burn & Dodge tool, selectively
Curves to lighten-highlight-darken-shadow.

The shot is, of itself nothing. Merely a conversion from the mundane [original] to something a little more interesting, which may inspire you to look at it twice Smile

Critique & constructive comments, as always, very welcome & much appreciated.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated

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Grampy 7 507 71 England
13 Jun 2011 7:07AM
Well done Jack, it's quite an improvement, I of course must critic something so a little more sky and less at the bottom would have been an improvement.
All the best,
Phill

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strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 9:11AM
Good morning Phill.

You're priceless. Thank you.

At some point this week, I'm going to re-view your wine bottle & glass, & your glasses lessons, & have a go at both of them;
I promise that I won't post them, until they are as good as yours. Grin Wink
Which means, of course, that you may never get to see them
Jack
iancrowson Plus
7 211 144 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 9:20AM
Jack
i would like to see you use your PS skills to add a ducks face peeping through the plants.
Ian
Grampy 7 507 71 England
13 Jun 2011 9:54AM
Whoops , you know what I meant!!
Phill
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 9:54AM
Frank, It's a pavement. Don't say anything Wink .......... I think his eyesight is going; it's old age [it comes to us all] GrinGrinGrin
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 9:57AM

Quote: I would like to see you use your PS skills to add a ducks face peeping through the plants


Thank you Ian. So pleased you came on. GrinGrinGrinGrin Tongue

I'll try. I don't have a clue where to start. If I can't find a ducks face of the right proportions, I'll go and shoot one.
One word of advice. I wouldn't hold your breath, if I were you. Your face could go a very funny colour.

I'll be back GrinGrin
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 10:53AM
You've heard of a headless chicken: well this is a bodiless drake [sorry, duck is off the menu this week] Wink
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 12:02PM
Decapitated Drake is probably most appropriate Tongue GrinGrinGrin Wink
Grampy 7 507 71 England
13 Jun 2011 12:52PM
no body! someone's eaten the Magret
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 1:19PM
He was called Donald, Phill, not Margaret !!!

I'm saving the torso for Ian's next challenge Tongue Smile
It's a good job Bren is at school. He'd shred me to pieces for this. And Pamela would never speak to me again
I can, of course, blame it all on Ian
iancrowson Plus
7 211 144 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 3:37PM
There are some quackers people around today Ian.
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 4:02PM

Quote: There are some quackers people around today


You'll have heard of the Grumpy Group; well this is the Geriatric Group you inadvertently landed yourself in. GrinGrinGrinGrin
The only qualification necessary: the identifiable onset of dementia; though short-sightedness and an inability to clearly comprehend what others are talking about, is always a welcome attribute. Wink

What do you want me to do with the torso?
pamelajean Plus
11 979 1893 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 5:21PM
You had a good play with the border plants, Jack, it's all experimental and good for learning techniques.
When I found V3, I had a good chuckle, so will continue to speak to you Smile. But on a serious note, if you had moved the duck over to the right, and lower down, you could have got away with having no body.
Pamela.
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 5:53PM

Quote: so will continue to speak to you


Pamela, what a relief. You're a star. Only Bren to face now Smile Tongue
iancrowson Plus
7 211 144 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 8:14PM
I've heard of a headless chicken crossing the road, why not place the headless duck in Grampy's sky?
Ian
Jestertheclown 8 7.5k 249 England
13 Jun 2011 10:17PM

Quote:Only Bren to face now Smile

You didn't think you'd get away with it did you . . . ?

The mod's above.
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 10:55PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

What's up Doc Wink

Nice one Ben
Grampy 7 507 71 England
13 Jun 2011 11:33PM
12,30 here in France and now I've got to try and sleep while laughing, thanks Bren.
Phill
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
13 Jun 2011 11:47PM

Quote: i would like to see you use your PS skills to add a ducks face peeping through the plants.


Ian, have you seen the amount of damage [to human sanity] your little innocuous request has caused today? GrinGrinGrinGrin
Have you seen Bren's Mod? Smile GrinGrinTongue Grief. the indignity of it !!!!!!!
And he reckons I deserved it !!!!! And it's all your fault

How am I going to live this down? No-one will ever take me seriously again [I don't think they ever did, but that's not the point] They'll never let me be in charge of the Critique Team now SadSad

Just you wait 'til the next time you post something in CG SmileWink

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