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Still messing with stuff from my collection box.
Went a bit nuts with the texture layers on this one,an experiment but I kinda like it...especially the dark bits
Lit by my X-Ray viewing box,diffused with a piece of muslin.
F11 manual mode
7 images combined & tonemapped in Photomatix.
Raw files converted in C1.
Could be a rather long run of experiments but...hey ho..I like messing with the texture stuff
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Lovely Janet...the checker board sets it off well.
I think the green bg and the dragonfly work a treat, a bit like rel dragon flying among the grasses.
A wonderfully rich and balanced piece of photographic experimentation Janet.
top notch work Janet
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.
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
Quality Janet. Love this series of images
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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.
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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 ...my learning curve is still on the upward slope.
Thankyou for your comments & votes everyone,much appreciated.
A very nice still life, like the processing Geoff.
A superb still ife, Janet, excellent composition and presentation. Carol
WORKS VERY WELL INDEED
LIKE THE TONES IN THIS
Lovely still life - great work !
This makes a very pleasing image Janet and no wonder you get the GEA for it. Wish I had the same PS skills
Cracking image Janet - a lovely set up and beautiful light - that blue looks so good - love the brooch ! ( think that's what it is)
Brian it's actually a hairclip...but I will forgive you
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.
Doing a great job imo its superb work.
Wonderful tones and colors, Patti
Many thanks for the HC Pete
Well I'm glad that we're not doing the still life challenge anymore elsewise you'd be winning every month
Love the blues in this Jan ......
Excellent again Janet, congrats on all the Awards.
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.
A special thankyou to you Brian for your coveted UA
This is wonderful Janet, congrats!
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