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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 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 6:14PM
v1.. as it seems a better balanced composition. Purely a personal view.

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15 Jan 2011 6:17PM
Very creative. I really like the treatment you have used as it works well with the subjects.

Rorymac Plus
9 49 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 6:18PM
Both great, would be proud to have taken them, well produced.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Jan 2011 6:33PM
V.2 for me, better positioning of the twine tying up the asparagus! Carol
15 Jan 2011 6:41PM
Great set of pics both very good well done.

kaybee 14 5.8k 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
14 1.8k 3893 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


chudzy 10 Poland
15 Jan 2011 8:38PM
sarahpix 8 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 8:57PM
Version 1 for me, the asparagus leads the eye more effectively.
Love the colours and the background
matyjasz 8 20 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 8:58PM
Very interesting photography
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 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 9 26 2 United States
15 Jan 2011 11:54PM
Stunning! Love v1 the best for the composition.
chase 12 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
12 30 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.
16 Jan 2011 11:31AM
Two wonderful images - great work !

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
16 Jan 2011 11:51AM
like the arrangement of v2 the best. like the brighter 1st mod.lesley
Richsr 11 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 9 269 725 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:48PM
I think they're a bit yellow, too. That aside, they're excellent still lifes.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 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
Stebinners 7 57
30 May 2011 8:59PM
Love the pics, what and how are you getting that background in?
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 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
Stebinners 7 57
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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