Handiwork 1

By mrswoolybill
First of a little series of pictures taken at a Christmas flower-arranging class. An interesting exercise, my manual focusing is very slow whereas the action was moving quite fast...
The tutor was brilliant, by the way open to individual people's styles and quirks, and their different levels of expertise, and able to find something good to say about each piece of work, so that everyone went away encouraged and more confident to try again.
I shall leave you with that thought.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Lensbaby composer Community photography

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
18 Dec 2012 7:16AM
I should think that was a very interesting class to attend, Moira. Carol

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bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 7:29AM
Nice mono work Moira like it .Smile
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 27 Northern Ireland
18 Dec 2012 7:37AM
what a bunch of pansies...can't they take a bit of good Yorkshire criticism!!!! WinkGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 7:39AM
We're Northumberland, Jeff - we are (geographically speaking) above that sort of thing. Wink
Thanks folks, it's another early start, I'll catch up on the site this evening.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
18 Dec 2012 7:54AM
I like that thought -- well spoken.
Nice shot (and I'm not just saying that).
NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 8:01AM
A wonderful creative opportunity grabbed and recorded.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
14 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 8:18AM
Lovely mono work Moira.

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
18 Dec 2012 8:29AM
Christmas botany Moira.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
18 Dec 2012 8:54AM
Good LB work here Moria, looks to capture in this class I bet
Regards Richard
18 Dec 2012 9:12AM
Hand tied bouquet, Moira?SmileSmileSmileTongueTongue
It is a good thought to take on board, it's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice, and you are just that Moira, with a little help from Bill.

18 Dec 2012 9:56AM
I like the range of differential focus you've used Moira, it's worked well! Two interests for the price of one; flower arranging and photography, I like that!!
Tibetan 5 3 England
18 Dec 2012 10:28AM
I like the sound of your teacher! could do with more like that, would not go amiss on this site some times, good shot Moira, the movement works well and mono is fine by me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
18 Dec 2012 11:28AM
Excellent sentiment, Moira. I like the mystery in this composition. Looked at it a few times before I even noticed the hand.

18 Dec 2012 11:30AM
A little encouragement goes a long way Moira, good for you. I'd personally like to see the fine colour of these leaves, but that's me a contrary Scotsman.

18 Dec 2012 11:45AM
Interesting mono effect
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
18 Dec 2012 12:30PM
A dramatic use of the hand in this image.
Sounds like a most excellent instructor.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
18 Dec 2012 1:38PM
The focus is where I want to see it, on those sharp holly leaves. The tones are rich Moira.
It's interesting how you sometimes focus on what you think is the right spot, then upload and your eye says "no" it should have been there. This feels right. Also nice to see an LB image again.

astyag 10 12
18 Dec 2012 3:48PM
I can't agree anything more or less than what Anne said.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 3:54PM
Back home again, thanks everyone.

Quote:I'd personally like to see the fine colour of these leaves, but that's me a contrary Scotsman.

Dougie, I've been back and looked again at the colour and no, it doesn't work. Partly because the lighter areas are white plastic wrapping, I managed to tone them down much more successfully in mono; and partly because this lady was wearing a red jumper and there's just, well, too much colour.
Which is why it's b&w...
Cheers, everyone,
I stand corrected my friend.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
18 Dec 2012 4:35PM
A fine piece of work, Moira, and as well the holly leaves being sharp and prickly, they're nice focused and sharp photographically! Smile
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 6:01PM
Love the use of the LB Moira - works really well - and festive too.

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