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First Try

By AlistairF
Following my first up load yesterday and may I say thank you all for comments and encouragement .. today I have up loaded my first ever attempt at still life for which comments would be most welcome.

Well when I say first attempt, this was about the three hundredth picture and sad to say that after so long in the spot light the rose sadly didnt make it : ( although hopefully it lives on in this image


Tags: Rose Flowers and plants Red rose

Voters: lukey_b, chase, ColouredImages and 11 more

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Pav 19 41 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2005 5:05AM
very unusual, it works for me but I am sure that a lot of people would be puzzled by amount of empty black space...I like it...#click#
phowtow 17 46
15 Dec 2005 5:05AM
me too.

15 Dec 2005 5:11AM
I think it is a really excellent composition and effective use of space, colour and composition to emphasise the subject.. and I like the way the rose has been lit..
Keep em coming
cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
15 Dec 2005 5:29AM
I'm a great fan of empty space as some of my pictures will show, although admittedly this poor little soul does look a tiny bit lost. Also I really want to shift it over to the left hand side of the frame for some reason!

That aside it's a good start and long may you continue to subject flowers to all sorts of treatments to get the perfect picture - I abuse mine horribly Smile

asnood 17 49 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2005 5:31AM
the sense of isolation.. love it.

soupee 17 49
15 Dec 2005 7:36AM
Interesting composition. I think I would like to see a bit more of the stem of the rose and little less of the space at the top, but still find this very interesting.
ColouredImages 18 47 35 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2005 8:04AM
As you can see from my portfolio, I am a sucker for the black backgrounds and space, but on this occasion I think the rose is outstripped by too much black. Don't get me wrong, excellent first attempt. After all, the rose itself looks very good with very effective lighting.
chase Plus
16 2.4k 623 England
15 Dec 2005 8:28AM
A different approach to composition.I like the Rose against the bg & I like the idea of emptiness around it.I just feel there is a bit too much black & the subject is a little small as a result.This may look better with a frame around it to hold in the colour,as I think the idea is well worth persuing.
lukey_b 16 91 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2005 12:54PM
great idea and well presented. the composition is nice and the lighting is also very effective. i have to agree that there may be just a tad too much black space, and could do with being cut down and held in with a border. i do like this a lot though despite that Smile
AlistairF 16 322
18 Dec 2005 5:47AM
Manty thanks for all your comments, the amount of black was a conscious decision. This kind of feed back is exactly what I am after to try and learn to improve.


matsumner 16 83
17 Jan 2006 12:13AM
very nice
Big_T 16 58 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2006 8:06AM
lovely shot. i think i need to start zooming out a bit and change the macro lens. the black space goes well if not slighty too much. keep up the good work
pearly 16 23
19 Feb 2006 12:47AM
v original composition, I don't think there's too much black it makes the shot, the rose really stands out and you're drawn to it

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