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Bottled Spring

By chase
Could't resist getting some of my bottles out.
The flowers are from my garden, the metal container is part of one of my oil cans.

Lit by daylight, camera left.
3 frames combined in Lightroom, single texture added and finished in Photoshop.

I wanted this one to be quite dark, with the light on the flowers.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Blue White Still life Garden Yellow Bottles Snowdrops Oilcan Textures and layers Tete a Tete

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27 Feb 2020 2:45PM
Lovely composition

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Beautifully composed and post processed.

saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 62 Norway
27 Feb 2020 3:14PM
Beautiful work, Janet. The shadowy area around the table, bottles make the flowers with their lighter bg stand out. The only thing I think could be improved, is to find a method of making the white flowers stand out a wee bit more from the bg.
Up to your usual high still-life standard.Smile
adagio Plus
1 3 2 England
27 Feb 2020 3:26PM
Gorgeous Janet, the bottles are so beautifully arranged to create a striking composition. I like this a lot.

27 Feb 2020 3:35PM
A bit out of my comfort zone Janet, but you always make these images pretty special!
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
27 Feb 2020 3:48PM
Excellent Janet, my award.
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
27 Feb 2020 4:33PM
Thanks all.
Many thanks for your UA Ron, appreciated.

Carol, thanks for the mod, appreciated, a touch too dark for me but it's always good to see what other folk think.
Janet xx
dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1670 England
27 Feb 2020 4:43PM
You do that so well, Janet. Have an instant gong.
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
27 Feb 2020 4:47PM

Quote:You do that so well, Janet. Have an instant gong.

Many thanks for the gong John,much appreciated, photography may be taking a slightly different turn shortly but only temporarily.
I have been experimenting, could be an ooops in the making but we shall see Wink
Janet xx
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 4:49PM
Superb still life set up and beautifully photographed. SmileSmileSmileSmile
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
27 Feb 2020 4:59PM
Thanks everyone.
Alfie, fab to get your UA, many thanks.
Janet xx
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
27 Feb 2020 6:27PM
Exquisite still life photography Janet, wonderful work.

Joe Smile
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
27 Feb 2020 6:32PM
Great set up with the lovely bottles Janet...My preference would be for a brighter flowers. But .........
Mod to try to lift them out of the bg.
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
27 Feb 2020 6:54PM
Thanks Brian, that worked, nice mod.

Thank you for your UA Mike, great to receive.
Janet xx
27 Feb 2020 7:04PM
Great composition and I love the fg/bg blend.
27 Feb 2020 7:17PM
Super work.
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
27 Feb 2020 7:17PM
You have certainly achieved your goal! A quality image!
27 Feb 2020 8:30PM
First class. Dave.
27 Feb 2020 8:38PM
Beautiful work Janet..Lin
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
27 Feb 2020 8:50PM
Excellent work beautiful SmileSmileSmileSmile
Yogendra 16 22 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 10:05PM
Wonderful still life, Superb..
27 Feb 2020 11:06PM
This works a treat. Bottled Spring, love the title. A very saleable commodity right now 🙂 Love the iridescent sheen on the daffs bottle. A fine image!

Robert51 11 7 101 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2020 8:17AM
Once again a wonderful still life that you never stop looking back on.

The mod I have trying out a different way to finish my images, would love to know what you think.
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
28 Feb 2020 9:36AM
Many thanks all.
Special thanks for UA's to Paul, Dave, Lin, Pete and Richard.

Robert, that mod looks good thank you.
From what I can see, a slightly different colour balance, a little darker, especially at the bottom ( which is where I wanted the darkness in the first place )
It's always hard to know when to stop at the post processing stage, it could go on forever with different ways of looking at things. The danger then becomes overworking the image and spoiling the effect.
Janet xx
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2020 10:02AM
Love the mixed bottles (I too have a collection) and combined spring flowers.
You're an inspiration!
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
28 Feb 2020 10:03AM
Thank you Kate, lovely compliments added to by your UA, appreciated.
clicknimagine Plus
10 641 100 India
28 Feb 2020 11:10AM
Excellently in your style...
28 Feb 2020 11:17AM
Delightful colours and textures in a fine composition - like it a very much
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
28 Feb 2020 6:50PM
Thanks all.
Delighted to receive your UA Somnath, many thanks.
Janet xx
Lovely subject and work.

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