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CathyT 10 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 9:02PM
Lovely Janet...the checker board sets it off well.

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Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
14 Jan 2011 9:03PM
I think the green bg and the dragonfly work a treat, a bit like rel dragon flying among the grasses.
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
14 Jan 2011 9:16PM
A wonderfully rich and balanced piece of photographic experimentation Janet.

KBan 11 493 4 England
14 Jan 2011 9:25PM
top notch work Janet
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
14 Jan 2011 9:32PM
One word just springs to mind .... Quality. Reminds me a lot of the work of Mikel Arrizabalaga. The richness of tones, that soft glow associated with photomatix, I love everything about it.

At first view I was unsure about the softness of the box, but it just sets off the watch & broach which are pin sharp.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
14 Jan 2011 9:44PM
Thanks all.

Many thanks for the GEA Nick,that means a lot to me.
The box started off sharp but looked wrong somehow,I needed to push it away from the watch & Dragonfly,so I left lots of texture over it to soften it a tad.

Off to google Mikel thingy now Wink

Janet xx
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 9:46PM
Quality Janet. Love this series of images
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
14 Jan 2011 9:52PM

Quote:Off to google Mikel thingy now

You won't be disappointed. At least by the still life's - some of his other stuff is a bit OTT for my likings.

Janet the softness is what makes the image - contrasts. Light / Shadow, Sharp / Soft etc too many look for everything pin sharp all the time.

What I didn't say is I have a lot of respect for anyone that does still lifes well - I've tried and failed miserably - I just don't have the patience - and few have the ability to bring them alive.. Tho ironically I wasted half the morning on eBay looking for a couple of things for a project.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
14 Jan 2011 10:12PM

Quote:You won't be disappointed

No I wasn't Nick...he has a fantastic collection of things,I wish some of them were in my box !
Keep going with the still life stuff Nick,when it works it's great,although I have had many failures ! 'tis fun trying.The light is so important as that is the thing that brings it to life,it's difficult to try & give objects form if the lighting is all wrong learning curve is still on the upward slope. Wink

Thankyou for your comments & votes everyone,much appreciated.
Janet xx
Trout_Man 7 1 30 Wales
14 Jan 2011 10:33PM
A very nice still life, like the processing Smile Geoff.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
15 Jan 2011 6:06AM
A superb still ife, Janet, excellent composition and presentation. Carol
15 Jan 2011 9:29AM
15 Jan 2011 10:37AM
Superb image,
15 Jan 2011 11:22AM
Lovely still life - great work !

15 Jan 2011 11:25AM
This makes a very pleasing image Janet and no wonder you get the GEA for it. Wish I had the same PS skills Wink
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
15 Jan 2011 11:45AM
Cracking image Janet - a lovely set up and beautiful light - that blue looks so good - love the brooch ! ( think that's what it is)
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
15 Jan 2011 12:52PM
Thanks all.
Brian it's actually a hairclip...but I will forgive you Wink

Mike,it took me a while to get going with the texture stuff,lots of trial & error ( much more of the latter ) & I'm still experimenting...lots to learn yet I feel.
Janet xx
Ian-Munro 8 200 15 Wales
15 Jan 2011 7:33PM
Doing a great job imo its superb work.
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
15 Jan 2011 9:02PM
Wonderful tones and colors, Patti
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
16 Jan 2011 10:20AM
Thanks all.
Many thanks for the HC Pete Smile
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
16 Jan 2011 12:50PM
Well I'm glad that we're not doing the still life challenge anymore elsewise you'd be winning every month Wink

Love the blues in this Jan ......
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
16 Jan 2011 8:29PM
Excellent again Janet, congrats on all the Awards.
Regards Richard
RayFids 8 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 7:54AM
A wonderful capture. I am looking through the Still Life gallery as part of my planning ofr a Still Life shoot. Your image is very inspirational on a number of levels.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
17 Jan 2011 5:45PM
Thanks all.
A special thankyou to you Brian for your coveted UA Smile
Janet xx
MandyD Plus
7 16,777.2k 1 England
17 Jan 2011 11:13PM
This is wonderful Janet, congrats!

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