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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
2 Jan 2013 11:07AM
Happy birthday, Ann Smile A lovely still life, though that pomegranate looks a bit mouldy, the insides should be a crisp bright red Wink Well composed and captured. Carol

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 11:10AM
Happy birthday Ann! And the colour suits the oil painting filter, it has an Old Master (Mistress??) feel. But I'm not so sure that the effect suits a reflection, it somehow loses the luminous look.
Moira
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 11:13AM

Quote: But I'm not so sure that the effect suits a reflection, it somehow loses the luminous look.
Moira


Yes, I wondered about that - probably right Moira.

Quote: A lovely still life, though that pomegranate looks a bit mouldy, the insides should be a crisp bright red Wink Well composed and captured. Carol

You're right Carol, it is past its best, but I quite liked that with the texturing. Maybe it's not quite right...
Ann
2 Jan 2013 11:14AM
Happy Birthday Ann, love your still life,
Fred.
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 11:25AM
Many happy returns! Grin
Wonderful shot! IB
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 11:30AM
Happy Birthday, Ann!
The French for 'still life' is 'nature morte' ('dead nature'), reason enough to justify the state of the pomegranate even though it is strictly dying rather than actually dead. Smile
The reflection creates a virtual half-pomegranate, a complete shape rather than a broken one, making it harmonise with the unbroken shapes of the pumpkins.
Just a couple of thoughts!
Regards
Bill
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
2 Jan 2013 11:32AM
A lovely still life image. I do like the texture you've added.

Ann
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 11:52AM
Wonderful image Ann, love it Smile

Hugh
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 12:17PM
Great composition which is what I first notice in a still life.
As woolybill1 says the two halves make a whole which makes the object number five - perfect.
the texture is great.
Also interesting to learn the (The French for 'still life' is 'nature morte' ('dead nature').
I didn't know that.
Big congratulations on your GEA for the Lime image!!!!!!
Now who is getting somewhere with Still Life?
KateGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 12:21PM
Thanks Kate for your encouragement! Smile
2 Jan 2013 12:26PM
I like your textured effect - I think this would look good with or without the reflection.
Cliff
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 12:34PM
Happy birthday! A great still life image Smile
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
2 Jan 2013 12:44PM
Good lighting
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
2 Jan 2013 12:47PM
Happy Birthday......your still life projects are progressing nicely. I think I would try this on a rustic table without a reflection.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
2 Jan 2013 1:01PM
..and many happy returns from me as well, Ann. I like the arrangement of the fruits and the texture is a a very good version of this theme.

Dave
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
2 Jan 2013 1:02PM
Like the treatment here Ann, works extremely well !! Happy Birthday too Grin
Ron.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 1:08PM
Very well processed, this really does look like an oil painting.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
2 Jan 2013 1:14PM
This is lovely Ann ! A great image you have put together !!
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
2 Jan 2013 1:21PM
Happy Birthday--- an interesting and skillfully done still life!
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
2 Jan 2013 1:21PM
Happy Birthday, Ann! It's a new experience, a lovely texture and it really looks like a painting.
2 Jan 2013 1:23PM
whoah!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY....
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 1:28PM
Happy Birthday Ann - lovely composition and reflections SmileSmile
Helen
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 1:43PM
a very happy birthday ann Grin love the colours and tones brilliant textures a cracker nice one Wink
andy
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 1:49PM
A beautifully crafted and composed Still Life Ann. The texture adding a third dimension.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

P.S. I hope that you have a wonderful Happy Birthday.
2 Jan 2013 1:49PM
Happy Birthday, Ann! Hope you're having a great day!
I just love the way you've presented this image, it looks brilliant! Love the texture especially!
Maggie
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 1:51PM
Happy Birthday Ann. Cracking image and great presentation
Jim
2 Jan 2013 2:03PM
A lovely shot Ann and a very Happy Birthday.......Sandy
Well arranged and nicely processed. Great!!!
Deep
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
2 Jan 2013 4:11PM
I don't want to rain on your parade Ann.
But - I still think you need to make your subjects grounded - looks kind of like an aerial view onto a texture.
I think you need to have a separation point somewhere across this type of image to define the bg and a base for reflections and shadows.
Most of the light appears to be coming from the left ( as viewed ) so you would get some shadows on the RH side of image.
I don't think the overall texture helps either as it seems to take the shape out of the pumpkins.
Just a few hopefully helpful observations.
PS. I think you will find as an e2 member you have a 1 month membership ext.Smile
Brian.
CaroleS Plus
6 419 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 4:18PM
Happy Birthday Ann.Smile
Carole
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
2 Jan 2013 4:38PM
Good stuff Ann I hope you were able to eat them afterwards.
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
2 Jan 2013 4:44PM
Nicely balanced, and the dark line across the middle adds depth. Happy Birthday Smile
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Tibetan 4 3 England
2 Jan 2013 4:50PM
Happy Birthday Ann, don't swallow the pip's, nicely arranged good colours and reflections, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 5:02PM
Cracking shot !!!....great subject, with a nice arrangement, & the textures have added to the character & feel of
the whole image........lovely piece of work, with a lovely painterly quality !!!!.Smile

When you add a textured layer it sometimes 'flattens' the tones a little, depending on the blending-mode....so I've
done a mod. to bring back some of the contrast & 'roundness' to the fruit.....plus a bit more colour in the seeds, &
finished with a vignette.........not a criticism, just adding a final 'flourish' to a great shot !!

....& Happy Birthday Ann.........
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 5:13PM
Thank you Keith - I really like what you've done. I usually add a vignette but seems I forgot with this one. It certainly adds something. I like the contrast and colour you've added too to bring out more detail. Thanks for taking the time! SmileSmile
Ann
2 Jan 2013 5:27PM
A lovely addition to your Still life adventure Ann.

John Smile
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
2 Jan 2013 5:59PM
Wonderful work Ann.

Happy birthday to you!

Ken
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3465 Canada
2 Jan 2013 6:26PM
Niknuts mod is an improvement Ann. It provides the depth and 3 dimensional look thats missing. I would suggest that with a texture layer like this, that looks like a canvas, you dont apply it to the subjects, but to the background only.


Not your best work, BUT Happy Birthday!



Regards



Willie
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 7:13PM

Quote:Niknuts mod is an improvement Ann. It provides the depth and 3 dimensional look thats missing. I would suggest that with a texture layer like this, that looks like a canvas, you dont apply it to the subjects, but to the background only.


Not your best work, BUT Happy Birthday!



Regards



Willie


Thanks Willie - this clarifies what is wrong; onwards and upwards!
Ann
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
2 Jan 2013 7:18PM
Happy birthday Ann.

Lovely still life, particularly like the mod.

Sue Smile
Paintman Plus
9 1.1k 176 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 10:13PM
An excellent still-life and very good processing.

Alan.
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
3 Jan 2013 12:26AM
Happy Birthday Smile I'm all for experimenting, and am constantly doing so myself. I do like the oil painting filter, but also agree that some effect has been lost in the reflection. Niknut's mod has improved quite a bit.

Anne
3 Jan 2013 7:46AM
like the effect
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 2:12PM
Belated Happy Birthday wishes Ann.

This is very nice indeed and the use of the textured background works very well. I like the Mods as they focus the eye on the subject and provide a little more mood.

Derek
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 5:31PM
Thanks for the mod Alan - it does focus the eye a bit more. Thanks for your time!
Ann
Firstly sorry I'm a day late wishing for a happy birthday, so I hope you had one Ann.

I see you are right into still life, still. A juicy pomegranate would do the trick for me and some negative space to the left to float the fruit a little more. Some interesting work from your home studio.

Dougie
3 Jan 2013 8:57PM
Happy Birthday Ann, another great image,well done..Lin
footloose 5 1 England
3 Jan 2013 9:01PM
It as all being said,but your still life is top class and well thought out and that must be one of the hardest parts of still life
Dennis
Not an easy shot to capture but you did well it's all been said and some good advice has been given that's what EPZ is good at , happy birthday Ann enjoy it all.

John
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
4 Jan 2013 11:05PM
Some smashing pumpkins Ann, your still life images are getting better and better
5 Jan 2013 4:14PM
Wonderful image

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