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By cattyal  
Following Dave's (Eviscera) suggestion, I've gonen for a smaller arrangement this time. Thanks for suggesting that - I may well do some more!

Two studio lights with reflector brollies, dose of Lucisart Whyeth, texture/grunge layer on multiply and plenty of twiddling to alter exposure/contrast until I was more or less happy with it.

Tags: Still life General Mushroom Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated String

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jan 2011 8:36AM
Love the composition of this, earthy colours to complement earthy mushrooms! Carol

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dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 8:50AM
excellent processing, really lovely photo.
Meditator 9 4 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 8:52AM
Great capture - colour and composition work well for me.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Jan 2011 9:13AM
Good details and use of tones and textures, works well as a still life.
Regards Richard
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 3:11PM
Looks good in the new V5 gallery...large version pops up first.
19 Jan 2011 5:43PM
It's a great idea and composition and I love the string. I'd still like to see you getting some depth, it does rather look as if you've just bunged the texture on and the mushrooms aren't really sitting on anything. They must be sitting on something LOL, you just need to erase some more of the texture layer and do a bit of burning maybe (or of course change the lighting set up to get the depth but wouldn't have a clue how to advise on that I'm afraid as only use the natural stuff). There's something very appealing about string isn't there - I might dig out my mummified giant mouse again see what inspiration I can come up with!
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
19 Jan 2011 6:08PM
Now you just need to attach the rock and throw it in the river.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 7:04PM
Nice work Al , slapped a mod , but all the words are pizzed lol.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
19 Jan 2011 8:29PM
Thanks everyone - and all critique taken on board Smile

I should find something to sit these things on - at the moment the fabric is draped very smoothly from the stand across the table and that does result in no base. Maybe I should try squishing the fabric up a bit to give it a bit more life......

Thanks for the mod Dave - I did manage to make some sense from the jumble!

And no - I will not chuck it in the river Smile They will stay up in the studio until they're useless to anyone and then will be disposed of......
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
19 Jan 2011 8:54PM
Love your style! superb!
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 9:18PM
I think it happened during the upgrade ! wasnt me , honest x
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
20 Jan 2011 5:59PM
I like the textures you have used Alison,excellent subject matter.
Dave's mod does really make this one pop though.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
20 Jan 2011 10:05PM
Thanks again everyone - and thank you Pete for the EC Smile
Suehh 11 39 6 England
21 Jan 2011 2:32AM
Lovely image - great mod too.
22 Jan 2011 11:22AM
Brilliant idea and superb image Smile
24 Jan 2011 2:14PM
I'm sure Pete does that on purpose..... I give some gentle critique and then he gives the pic an award, making me feel silly!! Congrats Smile
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
24 Jan 2011 2:44PM

Quote:I'm sure Pete does that on purpose..... I give some gentle critique and then he gives the pic an award, making me feel silly!! Congrats Smile

I therefore urge you to go through all my photos offering gentle critique as soon as possible - who knows what may happen Wink

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