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Chestnuts & Leaf

By Irishkate  
Very much an experiment again.
Lots of people are doing chestnuts - so played about to try something different!
My thanks to all who voted and commented on Autumn Leaves -Wall Art - not as popular
as the previous day's Leaf Art but three members liked it enough to give me their User Awards,
so mega thank you to Trevor(achieverswales), Carol(Caziwinkles) and Billy (williamsloan).

Tags: Border Digital manipulation Leaf Flowers and plants Chestnuts

Voters: achieverswales, digital_boi, taggart and 39 more

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
25 Oct 2013 12:17AM
The leaves being transparent do not work for me Kate, great texture on the background would work without the leaves, keep them coming.



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25 Oct 2013 12:24AM
the stem of the leaves makes it look like the table has a bad crack in it and not sure about the leaves but as always who can fault you always try something new and that's what I like WinkWink

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
25 Oct 2013 12:35AM
I agree with trevor-- Good idea, you will get it next time!
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
25 Oct 2013 12:36AM
Had Graham not mentioned it Kate,
I would have thought it was a crack in the table too.
I actually think it is a more pleasing shot to think it is a crack.
But you will know I am a bit cracked anyway !!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
25 Oct 2013 12:56AM
This is a work of art, wonderfully done, Kate.
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
25 Oct 2013 1:02AM
This is different Kate, nice textures and comp even with the leaves…...WinkWinkWink

PS, you will have stacks more to work on once to have been to OZ…...
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
25 Oct 2013 1:02AM
What I like most about you Kate is you never play safe but always strive for something different, keep them coming. - gary
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
25 Oct 2013 5:25AM
A lovely image you have created here Kate
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
25 Oct 2013 6:13AM
Well attempted, Kate, I too feel the leaf stem detracts from the image and yes, it does look like a bad scratch/crack in the table. Carol
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:16AM
Like the b/g Kate but for me the leaf is unnecessary, it's good to experimentSmile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:24AM
If you dont try new things, you'll never know if they would have succeeded. Keep them coming Kate, love all your work. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:41AM
Have you tried the leaf under the chestnuts?
Keep on rocking with these image....
You are making me think about images...
ColleenA Plus
5 351 5 Australia
25 Oct 2013 8:05AM

Quote:What I like most about you Kate is you never play safe but always strive for something different, keep them coming. - gary

You always tread where none of us dare to...well done Kate
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 8:20AM
An inventive image with good diagonal composition, complimentary tones and framing; a very pleasing result. Well done Kate.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 9:21AM
Featured photo Kate! Interesting set up.
8 10 10 England
25 Oct 2013 10:11AM
First thing I just love the colours and toning Kate complimented by a very good frame. Think I would like the leaf under the chestnuts.Wink
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
25 Oct 2013 10:21AM
Beautiful and great image,Kate,very well done,
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 10:53AM
Love the colours in the leaves and chestnuts, some have mentioned the stem looking like a crack in the table, personally I feel its the table at fault, to many conflicting lines and textures. A simpler bg maybe?
Thankyou for your comments yesterdaySmile
that is a superbly worked image well taken.

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
25 Oct 2013 12:55PM
Nice & seasonal Kate.
As for most folk,the leaf addition isn't working for me here,perhaps a more interesting composition with the Conkers would work better...maybe try stacking them up ontop of one another in a good shape ( a triangle works well & teeny bits of blu-tac are your best friend Wink
The main point for me though is that the Conkers aren't sharp,looks like a little camera movement during your exposure Kate.Did you use a tripod ?
6 3 8 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 2:38PM
With the choice of the frame and the colour tones I think the picture would look ok without the leaf even though the conkers are slightly blurred. I will always admire you for your creativity and trying something new but the leaf doesn't work for meWink
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
25 Oct 2013 6:24PM
You deserve top marks for experimenting Kate,SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
I do like it a lot SmileSmile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
27 Oct 2013 2:15PM
You'd be bonkers not to vote for these conkers, the 22 who didn't must feel like right plonkers!Smile I agree with other comments that it would be better without the leaves

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