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Lady Wilmott's Ghost II

By AnnChown  
Another attempt at adding a texture - this time it's my own rather than one uploaded from the internet, so I hope it works: please let me know if not. v2 is a slightly 'pinker' version (the background is a terracotta pot).
Thanks for your enthusiastic response to Lady Wilmott's Ghost yesterday and for your comments and critique, and special thanks to Fred for the GEA and to Lillian and Julia (natureshaven) for their UAs - it was a heady surprise! Smile
Comments and criticisms are welcome.

Tags: Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Eryngium

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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 3:43PM
much prefer this one.. will come back later for V2

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12 Jan 2013 3:46PM
yes this a better version as is v2 both fine work

Philip_H 8 145 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 3:46PM
Lovely image/work.

GazzaG2003 16 365 England
12 Jan 2013 3:50PM
execellent work, good to see more of the vase in these, top shot Smile
marktc 9 101 15 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 3:50PM
I did like yesterday's version very much but this is even better. Terrific work Ann
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
12 Jan 2013 3:55PM
V.2 for me today, Ann, but both are very beautiful and well created. Carol
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
12 Jan 2013 3:59PM
Ooo...I prefer how the bottle looks here, Ann, and the whole stem thing (from yesterday) looks fine here. I may have been too nitpicky about the stem Sad

Now between these two, I prefer V2. Both images work well but - and here's me being a pain again (lol) - I find the background a tad too strong at the top. Distracts me a bit. LOVE yesterday's background...softer and smoother to better set off all the wonderful texture in the flowers.

Still beautiful images and I would love to see more. I love dried things but haven't photographed any for ages and you've made me wanna get back into it big time.

Andrew Smile
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
12 Jan 2013 4:06PM
V2 just a tad warmerSmile Ann.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 4:06PM
Both work for me ann.

Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
12 Jan 2013 4:22PM
v1 for me, Ann, the tones seem more complementary to the subject . The bottle 'definition' is perfect on this one. The background has a darker vignette in 3 corners only, that would be my only minor quibble. A wonderful still life with superb detail and texture. Another version with soft diffuse tones maybe?? Grin

AnnJ 8 5 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 4:27PM
V1 for me as well. Another terrific shot. Ann.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
12 Jan 2013 4:27PM
Super treatment. The fallen leaf adds to the composition
12 Jan 2013 4:28PM
A definite step forward Ann, the bottle is more defined and the two stems seem animated in this one. As for the colour I like it but it's a big change from the sombre decay of the first attempt, and somehow suite the mood of the cheery arrangement of the dry stems, "we're going but not just yet". I'd be for hanging this one too, or maybe instead.

You continue to do good work always pushing at the envelope.

nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
12 Jan 2013 4:28PM

Quote:I did like yesterday's version very much but this is even better. Terrific work Ann
I think the same.
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 4:40PM
Both tones are subtle, but I prefer V1. A lovely composition.
Tibetan 7 3 England
12 Jan 2013 4:42PM
Well I'm sticking with both these two, they each have their own merits, V1. is subtle and V2. has the highlight with the tinge of colour, excellent hope you do more, Ann. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
12 Jan 2013 4:44PM
I liked yesterday's version but this is even better. I think you were right to address the points raised about the definition of the vase and the stems.
I'd be happy with V1 hanging on the wall.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 4:49PM
A very well arranged still life image, Ann, and of the two I prefer the slightly more sombre appearance of V 1.......just seems to suit the dead winter seed heads that much better than the warmer toning in V 2.
The detail is excellent and re. the composition again, I do like fallen sepal (?) alongside the base of the bottle.
12 Jan 2013 4:59PM
Lovely creation.

Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 82 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 5:02PM
Wonderful shot !!!....lovely quality, & I prefer the more sombre tones of V1........

You're gettin' in the groove now baby !!....each upload is getting better & better.Smile
12 Jan 2013 5:14PM
WOW! what a great follow up Ann, V1 my fav'.

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2122 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 5:46PM
V1 for me, that bit cooler, more austere. I do prefer this to yesterday's, it seems to convey the glass better.
Balwant 8 1 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 5:46PM
Good idea working with layers to produce this interesting image
12 Jan 2013 6:43PM
execellent work, v2 for me
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 6:44PM
I find the tones in V1 very much to my liking and seem more suitable to a dried flowerhead somehow. Pleased to note the colour of the glass stronger this time. A superb still life and skilfully worked.

Sue_R 13 11 6 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 6:48PM
Really like this. Both work well, but V1 has the edge for me.

I'd definitely give it wall space Smile

Sue Smile
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 7:12PM
I go go the golden glow in V2 Ann
but both work extremely well
12 Jan 2013 7:22PM
Like both versions Ann, both superb,
achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
12 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Excellent capture with great processing Ann.


helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 9:10PM
Lovely work and its always good to be using your own textured layers if you can - and great fun building up a collection of them - I really like the warmer tones in v2 - well done with the GEA Ann
Helen SmileSmile
shortski 13 3 1 England
12 Jan 2013 9:15PM
LOVE this x
12 Jan 2013 9:28PM
Another very painterly image on the same theme, Ann - but for me, I much prefer the background of the earlier one!
carper123 Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 9:30PM
Hi, Ann, hope you are well and thank you for your concerns, luv this image, very arty and creative super composition and choice of colours. Had a quick look of your portfolio and it is quite superb, well done and keep up the good work.
Darryl. x SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 10:03PM
Two GEA's in a row! Congratulations.
Very well created texture Ann - let me into your secret.
Hard to choose between the two versions as I love them both.
The old ink bottle is great - I like to see the glass.
The eringiums put to excellent use.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2099 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 12:20AM
Very nice work, Ann, and I think I prefer this to the last one, as others obviously do too.
13 Jan 2013 2:53AM
Thats great fantastic with full of impact. Its sharpness touches the heart. My UA.

fentiger 18 920 24 England
13 Jan 2013 8:09AM
Wonderfully creative work Ann ~ well done!

NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 9:02AM
A beautifully crafted image, very worthy of many accolades.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Both work for me Ann good textured finish to both, your creative mind has created a excellent capture, congrats on the UA's, well done indeed.

Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
13 Jan 2013 11:39AM
This is miles better than yesterday's.
I like both but a slight leaning toward v2.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
13 Jan 2013 11:39AM
A good arrangement Ann - V1 with the more muted tones for me.
Well done.
derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 7:23PM
Definitely V1 Ann. The more muted colours suiting the subject and your treatment much better. The fallen leaf gives balance to the composition and really completes the image.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 8:13PM
I like them both.
13 Jan 2013 9:31PM
Very good and impressive work
10 10 10 England
14 Jan 2013 11:28AM
Both excellent but V1 by a nose!
kazza12 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 12:01PM
two great images v1 for me SmileSmile karen
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
27 Jan 2013 6:51PM
A superb still life study, such terrific use of textures

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