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Playing with my food

By cattyal  
Well I failed to find any inspiring flowers on the way home yesterday so bought some decorative veg instead.

It makes a pleasant change and who knows, I might actually eat some of it eventually.

I'll probably try these again tomorrow as there are a few niggles but will upload anyway. I think I prefer the composition of V2 but the top edge of the top leaf is fuzzy and I suspect that is because it was falling over backwards......

Tags: General Texture Mushroom Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Asparagus Cabbage Pot

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miptog Plus
11 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 6:14PM
v1.. as it seems a better balanced composition. Purely a personal view.

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Very creative. I really like the treatment you have used as it works well with the subjects.

Rorymac Plus
8 49 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 6:18PM
Both great, would be proud to have taken them, well produced.
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
15 Jan 2011 6:33PM
V.2 for me, better positioning of the twine tying up the asparagus! Carol
Great set of pics both very good well done.

kaybee Plus
12 5.0k 25 Scotland
15 Jan 2011 7:54PM
Chuck out the mushroom - yucky things.

Maybe a tad too much green/yellow throughout for me.

banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3587 Canada
15 Jan 2011 8:00PM
Funny, - just noticed I did exactly the opposite of miptog!

I found that theres too mucj yellow from the bg in the plants, so I reduced it.

Otherwise nothing else.

As for V2, - if you doing it again, I would suggest you put that flower pot upside down?

PS. Just noticed in my mod1 that the removal of yellow from the veggies makde them a little dull, so mod2 just brightens them using a curve, - no change on the BG


15 Jan 2011 8:38PM
15 Jan 2011 8:57PM
Version 1 for me, the asparagus leads the eye more effectively.
Love the colours and the background
15 Jan 2011 8:58PM
Very interesting photography
cattyal Plus
11 7.9k 6 England
15 Jan 2011 11:15PM
Blimey - thanks everyone Smile It's far too late for me now to waffle (a very very large voddy doesn't help) so I'll be back tomorrow if that's ok?
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
15 Jan 2011 11:54PM
Stunning! Love v1 the best for the composition.
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
16 Jan 2011 10:00AM
A much better bg Alison & I like your subject matter.
V1 for me for the composition but I do like Roy's mod,it makes the veg pop much more against the textures.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
16 Jan 2011 11:30AM
This is perfectly delightful. I love the comp in v1.
I do agree with Roy's mod to lighten it a bit and tone down the yellow. This is so creative and well done. I'm enjoying this series you are working on.
Two wonderful images - great work !

cassiecat Plus
8 39 46 England
16 Jan 2011 11:51AM
like the arrangement of v2 the best. like the brighter 1st mod.lesley
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
16 Jan 2011 2:09PM
Like the setup and the good tones and textures in this fine still life capture.
Regards Richard
DRicherby Plus
8 269 725 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:48PM
I think they're a bit yellow, too. That aside, they're excellent still lifes.
cattyal Plus
11 7.9k 6 England
6 Feb 2011 10:21PM
Thanks again everyone. I've got more veggies now so shall be trying again! That said, I still have the mushrooms although they're starting to get a little fluffy Smile
30 May 2011 8:59PM
Love the pics, what and how are you getting that background in?
cattyal Plus
11 7.9k 6 England
30 May 2011 10:07PM
Thanks Stephen - the background is just a large piece of light brown curtain fabric. Then I overlaid it with a texture from Shadowhouse Creations - called Nightmares & Dreamscapes.

Chuck it on top, select the subject ie. the veg, lots of gaussian blur to remove the texture from the subject but leave the toning. Multiply layer blend.

I don't know why I keep telling people this - they keep doing better pictures than me Smile
31 May 2011 6:39PM
Thanks alison, cant wait to have ago..... I am pretty new to photography so tips are always appreciated.

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