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8 Jan 2011 8:24PM
A real good still life. Nice work.

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JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 8:58PM
Much prefer this one for me than yesterday's, love the canvas backfround and the glass jug.
Suehh 9 39 6 England
8 Jan 2011 9:28PM
What you talking about? This works so well!

VivienO 6 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 9:30PM
Great still life shot. Like the colours and textures.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 10:03PM
Lovely still life
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 10:11PM
Top presentation. Love the light and texture.
polly470 7 25 8 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 10:37PM
Love the textures ....canvas / burlap is what is throwing me..pots and nuts are perfect!!
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
8 Jan 2011 11:02PM
Thanks everyone - sorry for the delay - been vegging tonight Smile

I just gave up on this as I kept experimenting with different textures and none of them looked right to me. It was easier working with a plain white background! I do have some different neutral fabric which a smaller weave than the hessian - maybe I'll dig that out tomorrow and see what happens.

Pleased, and grateful, to see that I didn't make a total pigs ear of it though!
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 9:21AM
Featured e2 photo at the moment!

The grunge is a bit heavy for my taste but the canvas background works well. I also prefer the glassware to the metal plant sprayer (?) in the previous version, which was a bit too shiny to fit in. I wonder if the reason you can't quite process this to your taste is the composition? I'd arrange it with the pile of pots facing to the right, so they arch over the jug and frame the composition, rather than to the left, where they seem to lead the eye out of the frame.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
9 Jan 2011 10:21AM
For me there are too many things in the frame Alison,I see why you have the pots give some height to the composition but I reckon you could have done without the very top pot & the Lanterns draped over them,the glassware is nice & I like the solitary Lantern at the bottom.
The hessian is perhaps a wee bit too heavy to apply textures to,you could try having it much further back from your subjects,that way it would be much more OOF behind the pots.Having said that,a plain bg is always a good starting block for texturizing images.
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
9 Jan 2011 10:35AM
Back again - trying to type with very very cold hands - maybe I'll put some heating on soon!

Thank you again everyone - and than you Pete for the HC - a welcome surpise Smile

I've just set them up again and tried a few with a different arrangement - I've yet to get the other bit of fabric out but shall upload the setup very shortly as a variant in a moment. I'm just trying to grab some shots whilst the sun is coming in so I've got a few more shadows too!
9 Jan 2011 11:20AM
V1 for me...JT
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
9 Jan 2011 6:32PM
Thanks John - and everyone else Smile

I've now played with V2 but can't decide whether to upload it tonight or another pic I've done today. I'll keep contemplating for a while.....

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