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Dandelions & Clock

By TrevBatWCC    
Was amazed at how well my fiddled around with 'Tulips' still-life did, considering it's not something I tend to do.
Feeling inspired, went outdoors yesterday to collect a couple of dandelions (of which I have dozens!) and a dandelion clock for another still-life. Again, taken indoors using diffused window light from the right, but used a coloured backcloth, with just a bit of a texture applied in Elements. The vase is Delft Pottery, bought on a visit to the Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw, on the same holiday that I bought the wooden tulips. I would have used this vase for the tulips, but as itís only small (around 12cm tall) the tulips being much taller and much heavier, made it a bit unstable!

Many thanks to Kate (Irishkate), Norm (Owdman), Peter (Mollycat), Richard (DicksPics), Diane (Fefe), Sylvia (Silviwhalley), Lillian and Oliver (bliba) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Tulips , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Flowers and plants Still-life Dandelions Living room Dandelion clock

Voters: PhilT2, pdunstan_Greymoon, ivalyn and 47 more


marshfam19 13 5 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2020 10:57AM
Thank goodness there are a lot of Dandelions about other wise we would all be struggling to take a photo at the moment!

Great shot Trev.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2020 11:29AM
I do prefer this one, the processing doesn't take centre stage, it sits back discreetly.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2020 12:38PM
I love the way you have embraced your still life Trev.
I've been to the Delft Pottery shop long ago too.
Simple dandelions are fine for photography!
Good colour choice of b/g for the yellow flowers.
chase Plus
16 2.3k 600 England
17 Apr 2020 1:02PM
This is much better Trev, the texture is not so much in yer face.
For a very simple backdrop I use wall lining paper, nice and cheap and it makes a good, straightforward bg to add a texture to. I stick mine to the wall in the kitchen. you can add anything you like to the base and texturising the bg is a bit easier.

Well done though but beware, it can become addictive Wink
17 Apr 2020 1:07PM
a most lovely treatment for an eye-pleasing image
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Apr 2020 1:18PM
Very deft with your Delft.... that sun is still shining 😁😁😁
17 Apr 2020 1:42PM
Great image
You are getting rather good at these still life images Trev, love this one.
17 Apr 2020 2:45PM
I think you've found a new 'forte', Trev - an exceptionaly good still life image!!SmileSmileSmile

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
17 Apr 2020 2:51PM
Really lovely Trev.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2020 3:15PM
I like the flowers and I like the vase...
Lovely image Trev. Isabel GrinGrin
Fefe Plus
10 62 38 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2020 3:48PM
This is great Trev.......
I like the tips from Chase!
Think I might try that sticking paper to the kitchen wall! Top tip GrinGrinGrin
Philpot Plus
9 613 4 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2020 5:14PM
A lovely still life study Trev, Have a great weekend. KR Phil
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
17 Apr 2020 5:37PM
I think this must be the first time I've seen dandelions in a vase!!
Bert47 2 France
17 Apr 2020 5:45PM
nice photo
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2020 5:53PM
A great use of the dandelions and clock, makes for a good still life Trev.
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
17 Apr 2020 9:06PM
I love this Trev - and how nice to treat the lowly danndy to such a nice vase..
Joan Smile
The humble dandelion beautifully enhanced by your composition and photography

18 Apr 2020 11:35AM
Playing catch up Trevor and I think this is stunning. I must admit to preferring this to the tulips which I missed owing to prolonged sessions of Vitamin D absorption on the recommendation of my Medical Advisor aka Matron. She wheels me out into the garden in my bath chair and ensures that my thinning bit of thatch points towards the sun. 😎 🌞
I have consulted with Mrs Trellis of North Wales who has checked her venerable Almanac of Awards and she says you can have one. I think Dandelions are wonderful (always reluctant to pull one up until it's flowered) and Geoff's comment is a joy! 'Very deft with your Delft' - genius! 🤣
18 Apr 2020 2:33PM
Beautiful still life Trev, lovely treatment and detailed dandelions.
Take care

Lory Smile
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
19 Apr 2020 1:36PM
20 Apr 2020 12:42AM
A really lovely image, Beautifully presented, Trev. 🏆
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
21 Apr 2020 1:10AM
Superb still life image Trev

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