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jarendell 13 95 2 Spain
7 Jan 2011 10:53AM
The idea is good, but its lacking depth due to having no shadows and maybe the atomizer is "new" looking!


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svatos 12 Czech Republic
7 Jan 2011 11:03AM
nice work, LS
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
7 Jan 2011 11:04AM
Thanks James - I need to sort out a different background to do the pics on - I have some hessian somewhere if only I could find it - that would probably be better.

As for the atomiser - it is grubby but not grubby enough - maybe I'll bury it in a pot of mud for a while and see what happens! I needed something there to balance it out a bit but just couldn't find anything else suitable.

I'll work on it though as it made a pleasant change!
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
7 Jan 2011 11:05AM
Thanks too Ladislav and clickers Smile
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
7 Jan 2011 12:36PM
I like the treatment you have given this. I agree that some shadowing would give it depth. I rather like the contrast between the metal and the terra cotta. It tells how gardening spans generations and time.
Keep up this course of study.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
7 Jan 2011 12:40PM
I love it! Like the colours and the background, and I think the atomiser brings a bit of brightness to the image, but in a natural way. A great composition, too, excellent work. Carol
7 Jan 2011 2:20PM
Did a very quick mod Smile
User_Removed 11 26 2 United States
7 Jan 2011 4:23PM
Love it - the grunge is great!! Don't lessen it!
chase Plus
14 1.4k 296 England
7 Jan 2011 8:47PM
Love the old Pots Alison,I have a great collection with some awesome textures on them.
Perhaps you could have left a little more of the grunge on the sprayer,to age it a bit more & removed a touch more on the pots to reveal that gorgeous terracotta colour.
I like the subjects,love the addition of the old Bulbs/flower stems,I just feel the whole frame is a wee bit too yellow & shiny.
I do reckon you have some mileage to be had with the pots though,they are great.
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
7 Jan 2011 9:01PM
Thanks again everyone for comments and critique and Lydia for the mod.

I agree with everything you've said - looking at it again this evening it is rather alarmingly yellow - can't imagine how I didn't spot that last night!

I've found my hessian bits so will use them for a background next and will see if I can grubby up the sprayer a bit.

I'll have another rummage around the garage to see what else I can find - I'm sure there'll be something useful in there though admittedly I am quite good and keep it relatively tidy by chucking out useless bits and bobs - more or less!
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 9:10PM
for what it is worth Ali, I reckon the last pot, has slightly overdone it Smile
It looks as if it wants to topple over

cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
7 Jan 2011 10:16PM
I'm happy to receive all crit Ade - it all helps - especially when I don't do much in the way of still life stuff!

Thank you Janet for the mod - both you and Lydia and everyone have been wonderfully helpful in showing me where I'm going wrong - I'm delighted to have such helpful peeps about!

I'll be trying again this weekend although admittedly have also anothe SP planned - I've just rooted out my handcuffs so hopefully the image I have planned works out!
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.8k 58 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 11:50PM
Lovely grunge, but bleeds abit between pot and background. love the sharpness of this shot and as a gardener subject is nice Smile
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 9:27AM
The grunge kind of works and kind of doesn't. If you crop about half way down the bottom pot, the grunge looks just like a dirty wall that looks perfectly in place (albeit that some of the grunge overlaps onto the pots). However, you then expect the things to be sitting on a shelf in front of that grotty wall but they're not. This gives a slightly wonky feel, as my brain tries to convince itself simultaneously that the bottom part of the background is a horizontal surface and the upper part is a vertical.
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
9 Jan 2011 10:37AM
Thanks again everyone. I may be able to find something suitable to sit them on if I venture out into the garage again - and apply all suggestions!

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