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Play Time

By digital_boi
Shot against a white card in darkened room and using LED lights focus on the two larger flowers then rotated through 90 Dergrees right and a crayon effect added to colour the white card. One flower singled out and turned to B/W.
Hence the title play time.

Many thanks to all who took time to comment on my last upload i was surprised as it was highly manipulated shot

Tags: Still life Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

Voters: RonnieAG, barbarahirst, graceland and 33 more

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 2:22PM
Isnt it fun playing ? Grin

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
3 Feb 2011 2:23PM
A most original bit of processing, Graham: I like the final image very much generally, although I'm not so sure about the black and white bloom. I feel I'd have preferred it left as the others. just my opinion and I hope you do not take offence.
3 Feb 2011 2:24PM
No worries Ronnie its all fun
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
3 Feb 2011 2:54PM
Thanks for your PM, Graham, alerting me to Version 2. I have to say I do prefer it......somehow that image is much more pleasing to my eye.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Feb 2011 3:04PM
Beautiful processing, but have to say I don't like the single b&w flower. Definitely V.2 for me. Carol
3 Feb 2011 3:09PM
no worries Carol
Lovely bit of playing around Graham - V2 is my fav !

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 3:53PM
I agree, I'm not sure about the b/w flower either.......however......I wonder if either the top flower or the one on left hand side might not be a better mono option? To me, the one that is mono at the moment doesn't create a good balance, but that's just my opinion!
I love the full coloured one though, it's really beautiful.
3 Feb 2011 4:06PM
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 4:27PM
like the play time graham v2 for me today a belter nice one Wink
9 10 10 England
3 Feb 2011 5:39PM
Great playtime and excellent presentation.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 8:57PM
Version 2 for me.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Feb 2011 3:42AM
Nice work but do prefer V2..........Sandy
fudgy 7 48 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 1:05PM
very gentle beautiful shot Smile

and thankyou for the write ups you give , it help me as a beginner to know how you achieve
these beauties

well done

Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Feb 2011 1:12PM
Interesting playing, think I would stay with all the flower coloured or all mono.
Regards Richard
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 3:48PM
Odd one out for me Graham, I like V1 with the mono flower.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
4 Feb 2011 3:49PM
during the bad weather everyones ps skills get honed ,good work.
maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
4 Feb 2011 8:11PM
Really like what you have done here and very interesting and useful to know how it was achieved,
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
4 Feb 2011 8:39PM
Obviously a very good 'playtime' great results. V2 for me!!
Take care, Pauline
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
4 Feb 2011 11:27PM
Beautiful soft image but I agree that I'm not too keen on the single mono flower, just doesn't seem to blend in too well.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
4 Feb 2011 11:34PM
Two excellent & lovely flower image renderings, Graham. I slightly prefer the v1 version. Have a great Weekend.
jkennedy 12 4 1 Indonesia
5 Feb 2011 2:16AM
A lovely composition Graham and well presented however its V2 for me. I just find the B&W flower in V1 distracting and out of place with the others perhaps because it is partially shielded by the yellow flower beside it. You still have a fine shot here.

dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 8:59PM
I have been hunting for the black flower for the last two minutes !!Smile Shows how much I notice. I really like version 1 but I think that it would be improved with total colour..really interesting though and I always like to see something different !
jackitec 9 16 Spain
6 Feb 2011 9:50AM
V2 for me,

6 Feb 2011 10:02AM
Quite effective technique Graham ~ Nice work
Suehh 11 39 6 England
6 Feb 2011 10:51AM
This is so softly pretty - and as I like different - I will go with V1 I think, or maybe V2, or V1, or V2? them both actually.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 7:00PM
Have to go with the V2 as the flower in mono (and know how hard and long that would take) distracts from the rest of the bloom, and V2 has an almost like 'tracing paper effect' to it in the presentation, and the framing has set it off so my vote goes to V2 Graham
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
7 Feb 2011 1:44AM

Quote:Really like what you have done here and very interesting and useful to know how it was achieved,

Against all odds, it works for me.
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 12:52PM
Superb - Ilike them both


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