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Very big thank yous to Jennnn (taggart) and CarolG for their most appreciated User Awards on yesterday’s oriole SmileSmile

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Here’s a simple shadow shot showing the centre of a Turnera subulata. Photographed in my brother’s garden and mercilessly messed with in Paint Shop Pro Grin

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Thanks for the response on yesterday’s upload, people, especially the comments Smile

I’ve got no problem with most of the rules/guides. The Rule of Thirds, for example, is something I look out for when I compose/crop. And it’s good to learn the ‘rules’ so you can know how to break them in the right moment/context.

I just think the odd numbers thing should be conveyed carefully. It may work in some images but should not be used as a convention. I have noticed it handed out a lot, almost automatically, in comments. This may ‘teach’ some people’s eyes to see odd numbers as an unconditional tick in the box.

Which may make them automatically discount a shot like THIS, for example (refer V1). To my eyes, that’s a pretty awesome shot Wink

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Good grief…there I go again! Enough from me already!! On to your pictures now…


Andrew Grin

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hooked on Shadows
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:5 Oct 2013 - 5:19 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Saturday shadows, Shadow, Yellow
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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:21 PM

So dainty and delicate!
Keep those rants coming, Andrew!
regards
Bill

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:22 PM


Quote: So dainty and delicate!
Keep those rants coming, Andrew!
regards
Bill

Lol...thanks, Bill Wink

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5 Oct 2013 - 5:26 PM

Beaut...

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LynneJoyce
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5 Oct 2013 - 5:28 PM

Wow Andrew, you have excelled yourself.

Just been on a course with a Pro photographer and he had a lot to say about those who are rule bound, and none of it good!

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barbarahirst
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5 Oct 2013 - 5:29 PM

top of the class matey!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:37 PM

What a wonderful presentation, Andrew, superb colour, superb shadows, superb 'messing' on your part Wink Carol

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5 Oct 2013 - 5:38 PM

Truly stunning,

Ali

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
5 Oct 2013 - 5:40 PM

Excellent Andrew !! An amazing image this SmileGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:40 PM

Holy cow...no...WAY. Thanks so much, Lynne and Barbs!! Gobsmacked...

GrinGrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 5:43 PM


Quote: Wow Andrew, you have excelled yourself.

Just been on a course with a Pro photographer and he had a lot to say about those who are rule bound, and none of it good!

I bet you all those famous photographs in history would have each broken at least 2 rules when placed under the judges' eyes now.

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AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 5:56 PM

Lovely.

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Michaela_Solway

Wow.. Stunning in all aspects.. Off-centre frame filler is perfect...WinkMichaela

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM

Un...real. Thank you so much, Michaela, for your user award. Wow Grin

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ColleenA
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5 Oct 2013 - 6:04 PM

Great comments from you on rules and odd numbers...so right..
Your image is superb, the detail on the petal beneath the shadows is amazing, stunning photography

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:04 PM

Ok...falling off my chair now...*clunk*. Thank you so very much, Colleen, for the GEA SmileSmileSmile Sheesh...

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ChiliMan
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5 Oct 2013 - 6:05 PM


Quote: Great comments from you on rules and odd numbers...so right..
Your image is superb, the detail on the petal beneath the shadows is amazing, stunning photography

Love your comment too Wink

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SlowSong
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5 Oct 2013 - 6:12 PM

Wow! and Wow again. An shadow chandelier. Smile

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5 Oct 2013 - 6:31 PM

That is one helluva shadow! Lots of little beckoning fingers...
Moira

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Brilane
Brilane  9 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 6:51 PM

Beautifully composed, and lovely exposure, Andrew.
Brian

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5 Oct 2013 - 7:06 PM

Love this, great work SmileSmile

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briantjjones
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5 Oct 2013 - 7:26 PM

Andrew, Superb image and love the shadows.

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Niknut
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5 Oct 2013 - 7:40 PM

Stunning shot !!......soooo beautiful, with lovely detail & rich color resulting from the great lighting !!

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5 Oct 2013 - 7:51 PM

Wow, this is amazing, Andrew, and I'm so glad that it's receiving the awards that it deserves.

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ChristineD
5 Oct 2013 - 7:53 PM

Fabulous frame full of interest brilliantly captured

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5 Oct 2013 - 8:05 PM

Wonderful work Andrew.

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5 Oct 2013 - 8:09 PM

Out-of-this-world!

Mozzy

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5 Oct 2013 - 8:46 PM

A stunning image Andrew - a real winner.Smile
Brian.

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5 Oct 2013 - 9:00 PM

stunning. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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5 Oct 2013 - 9:51 PM

Andrew that is stunning. Totally agree rules are meant to be broken! Cathy

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5 Oct 2013 - 9:55 PM

BREATH TAKING !!!!

Superior in all ways!

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Irishkate
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5 Oct 2013 - 9:58 PM

A masterpiece in shadows.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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5 Oct 2013 - 10:01 PM

One of your very best Andrew - amazingly beautiful.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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5 Oct 2013 - 10:13 PM

Stunning work - many congratulations on its many awards Andrew SmileSmileSmile
Helen

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5 Oct 2013 - 10:16 PM

Hey ANdrew, mate....!!!! How awesome is this.... Congratulations on th. Awards and the g.e.a. !!'

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5 Oct 2013 - 10:26 PM

Simply beautiful
deserving all the awards Andrew
Lillian

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AnneB50
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5 Oct 2013 - 11:01 PM

Now this is just stunning!!

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Daisymaye
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6 Oct 2013 - 12:38 AM

Beautiful work Andrew and so deserving of all the awards.......Sandy

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debu
debu  5 India
6 Oct 2013 - 12:41 AM

Excellently presented.
debu

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viscostatic
6 Oct 2013 - 8:54 AM

A beautiful macro.

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6 Oct 2013 - 4:28 PM

Needed to add my name to the plaudits Andrew - spectacular!

Mike

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6 Oct 2013 - 4:59 PM

a yellow mellow delight.. well done on the awards, yell deserved Smile
(Blush thanks for the reference... you are the only one except Lynne who twigged what I was referring too GrinGrin)

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6 Oct 2013 - 7:24 PM

A stunning piece of macrowork Andrew, it looks like you've emerged from the shadows and gained recognition with this one!Grin

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7 Oct 2013 - 2:01 PM

This really is special Andrew - and your awards bear this out. Smile
Ann

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tonyng
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7 Oct 2013 - 6:52 PM

Wish this is mine. So well done.

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civitas1
civitas1  1 England
16 Jan 2014 - 4:04 PM

An absolutely stunning image I love it

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