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Spring Mixture

By Irishkate  
Don't know whether laugh or cry with trying to get everything right!
I have to admit yesterday's image went totally against the grain for me,
but I was trying to be more haphazard! Quite a few critiques on how to improve
on the composition then along comes Carol (Humblebee) who gave me her precious User Award!
So today's problem for me was the decking on which I took this image (you mostly wanted to see bottom of bottles!) so do I leave it natural, paint it or take up knitting?Tongue
Have a good week.

Tags: Bottles Flowers and plants Anemone Muscari Pansies Blue Scottish sky

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28 Apr 2013 10:21PM
I think this image knits well, Kate!SmileSmile
The contrast of the different components against that beautiful sky work very well for me!


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it is a lovely shot,my humble opinion is you will never please everyone so if you really like it top marks.
i have images that no one may like but are precious to me. so keep the chin up there are better day's ahead.

johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 10:45PM
A simple image that has been blended together so well and is so striking against the blue sky.
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 11:38PM
A beautiful feeling that Summer is on it's way love all the colours and the bottles you could try knitting cosy's for themWink
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Apr 2013 12:36AM
Love it Kate composition and sky excellent.


gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
29 Apr 2013 1:14AM
A lovely bright image here Kate. - gary
6 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 1:16AM
This is more simple than your last image but it works better IMO. I love the sky in the background and I like how you are slightly looking up towards the flowers. Well done on an excellent imageGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Apr 2013 1:27AM
Love the bg, and the table the bottles sit upon, brilliant color well finished--- I am impressed!
29 Apr 2013 3:56AM
My oh my,this looks a treat,spring is defo in the air there.
Colours so bright and clear,yesterdays pretty but this much better to me.
Love it. xx
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Apr 2013 6:12AM
I like the low angle of capture, Kate, with the sky as the background, well presented. Carol
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Apr 2013 6:28AM
Kate ! this is beautiful and look's fantastic against that gorgeous blue sky,not looking like spring here today,still verry cold,
but your spring flowers certainly cheer's us all up .SmileSmileSmileSmile
9 10 10 England
29 Apr 2013 8:38AM
Kate this is beautifully crisp with lovely colours against the blue sky and I love the containers - do you collect bottles? Smile
29 Apr 2013 9:05AM
try doing the damn windows forget knitting Kate ...fine image you seem to have an ever increasing collection of dust collectore Tongue

Happy new week

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 Apr 2013 11:32AM
Beautifully arranged
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 2:31PM
A great arrangement Kate, like the use of the sky as a background, well capture.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

As remarked above(Williamsloan), it's what you see and want from your images, keep going, develope your style, look at the comments/ critque, some you might not agree with, and others you will see how it will help, but analize each comment/critique in conjuction with your image.

I hope you can see were I am comeing from, we have a great community here with a wealth of knowledge, and people who are only to willing to inpart that knowledge, to help all of us.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
29 Apr 2013 3:43PM
The blue sky makes a great backdrop to your still life...I agree with Cliff above...develop your own style while learning from some useful tips...a great captureGrinGrinGrin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 4:29PM
Still life... It's a mystery to me, but it looks good!
Bonvilston 7 61 8 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 6:54PM
natural background in a still life ? You are really pushing the boundaries of what people will find acceptable here.... ( Though I bet you do get some comments saying it breaks some rule or other that judges in club comps won't like ! Wink ).Peter
29 Apr 2013 8:56PM
Ah! Don't take up knitting, Kate! We'd miss your artistic temperament, and experimental adventuring! Just bin that brown bottle, pretty please? Its yellow flower, being the brightest element in the image, is very eye-catching. Remember KISS! The left hand blue bottle and its flower are f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s (as Craig Revel Hawood is want to say!)
Just to please this old biddy - try a vertical composition with just this arrangement. If you can manage another blue sky - perfectos!!
Don't give up experimenting and having fun! So few people do that! If I knew how to make an award - I would give you one just for being so adventurous with your camera, bottles and flowers!!!
29 Apr 2013 10:01PM
Wonderful shot Kate!!! Certainly kids you into thinking spring is here at last!!! Love it. Don
Humblebee 6 1 England
29 Apr 2013 10:48PM
I love it Kate, especially with the sky and clouds as a backdrop and the point of view is excellent, as for taking up knitting, you could do both, I do Wink look forward to seeing more ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Apr 2013 10:25AM
A very colourful and superbly presented still life image with the sky providing a natural background

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