By chase
My take on a Poppy theme Wink

I set this up for members of my Camera Club.....all that rust ??? !!! was the cry...lol..they all had a go at it though Wink I think they expected something much more 'girlie'.
Lit from one side by early evening light coming from a window,opposite was my small lightbox to try & cast some extra light onto the hook & chain.
The base is an old lump of sacking.
Thank you for taking the time to look/comment.
Sorry I have not been around much to comment,just a few swift clicks & running...I have a really poorly Mum at the moment,awaiting a rather big operation on her heart,so she has taken my time & thoughts up of late Sad
Janet xx

For anyone interested, this image was judged last Friday as part of a panel of three (you can see the other two in my pf),well when they went onto the display box, total silence fell in the room & the judge began wringing his hands wondering what to say,at first he said it was slightly macabre but then the storyline descended upon him & his comments were really quite complimentary."So very different for 'Club' photography" & "I wish I could see inside the author's mind" were a couple of comments made by the judge,he smiled a lot,shook his head a bit & walked around the room for a while whilst he thought & thought.
He pondered for ages & at the end he decided to award it 3rd place ( the winner was me too with a set of 'childs play' images...also in my pf...there ya go Chris,the Teddies made it !!)
I don't think he quite knew what to do with the bird stuff but it did make me smile !
I did promise I would let you all know what happened.
I bagged second place too but don't tell anyone Wink...I had a rather good night Blush

Tags: Poppies Still life General Rust Textures Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Layers Flash and lighting

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.9k 30 England
15 Jul 2013 9:31PM
Goodness. Where do they get these judges from? Perhaps if it'd been a live chicken he'd have been able to get a grasp of it.
Now remind me, why don't I go to clubs any more?

Sorry, got waylaid. A heavy still life. But a bit floppy doppy too. Smile

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ann_g 13 19 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 9:36PM
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
15 Jul 2013 9:38PM

Quote:Goodness, Alison

Lol Chris...I do enjoy Camera Club tbh,gets me out & I really enjoy taxing the judges...hehe...btw..I'm Janet,my friend is Alison Wink
SlowSong Plus
8 6.9k 30 England
15 Jul 2013 9:38PM
Sorry Janet, got the wrong bird species. But I suppose it wouldn't have mattered to the judge anyway. Your concept was way above his head, obviously.

Gosh, double BlushBlush I immediately realised my mistake and corrected it but you're too fast for me. BlushBlushBlush
Ali does do very similar still lifes though. Grin
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
15 Jul 2013 10:20PM
Wahoo ....knew it was a winner Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 10:20PM
It's divine. How can a judge not like it? Beats me....
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
15 Jul 2013 10:45PM
Thanks all.
Many thanks for your UA Ann,much appreciated.

Lol Chris...so now it's yours Wink

Janet xx
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
15 Jul 2013 10:49PM
Bless you SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 11:06PM
I do sympathise with judges who have to have a wide knowledge of everything.
In their place I'd be struggling for a suitable comment about content too!
Janet I can't blame him for wanting to get into the author's head!
P.S. Congraulations on winning all those places.
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:29AM
Congrats Janet on a clean sweep... Not surprised that Childs Play were winners, thy are magnificent. This is a fab shot too... Well done.
I bet the club members images are not at all like yours. What about all the processing? You can't learn that in an evening. Thanks for letting us know how the birdy pics got on. You are a tease!! Or in our club's case maybe that should be "You do the teas" as attention to the refreshment rota comes before all else Grin
I'm sorry to hear your Mum isn't well. Worrying times. Best wishes, Fiona
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:51AM
I don't look at an image and think what is going on in their head - I am looking at composition, colour, definition, light and processing, do I like it - I just wish I good do all those just half as good as in this image!!Smile
I liked the Teddies too!
LesF 10 182 9
16 Jul 2013 8:04AM
Not sure the judge would gain anything from seeing inside this authors mind, traumatised for life poor man, the word will soon go round you know, you'll be barred LOL.
One Two Three impressive Janet, can just see you dragging those chains into the club, like your different take on poppies, works really well.

bluesandtwos 7 247 1 England
16 Jul 2013 8:54AM
A stunningly brilliant image! I for one would get a lot of pleasure talking to the people who think about and create the more unusual images. But then I've always gravitated towards the weird!!Blush


Ps. Hope all goes well for your Mum.
rogerdoger 6 14
16 Jul 2013 10:53AM
Fantastic image. Your imagination know not bounds ! I love the way you put the textures on and give it so much atmosphere. Brilliant.
Regards Roger
Briwooly 11 452 5 England
16 Jul 2013 10:57AM
Well done that girl Grin Smile Wink

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 11:59AM
Must have worked Janet
Even Pete has got in on the actWink

I trust all fairs well for your Mum

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
16 Jul 2013 2:24PM
Superb image Janet. But then I love all your work. .......Sandy
super image.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
16 Jul 2013 5:33PM
Well it beats the more usual poppy shot Janet.....Excellent work as always...

chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
16 Jul 2013 7:41PM
Thanks all,your comments are all appreciated,I must admit,some of them made me smile Wink....Club Judges eh .......hehehe ...it's good to confuse 'em once in a while !
Many thanks for the HC Pete.
Hi Carole,thank you for your comment and your coveted UA.
Janet xx
16 Jul 2013 9:18PM
A very creative mind coupled with a fine photographer equals superb images.
stevenb Plus
14 260 6 England
17 Jul 2013 11:09PM
Cracking shot Janet

Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
21 Jul 2013 1:43PM
Wonderful still life; beautifully lit and processed!
It's time for judges to change from "different but good" to "different and therefore good"! Where would we be without originality!

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