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  • Untitled

    Thank you Willie and John for your comments - I'm glad it hit the right note. I know these subjects aren't everyone's cup of tea but I always enjoy the challenge they bring!
    The modification from Willie certainly gives the effect that I had envisaged, with the creatures background detail engulfed in the gloom beyond. I've not got photoshop but I'll go back and see if I can use a paint tool as you suggested.
    I'll also give the pinhole approach a go - I haven't tried that on such a little subject for ages...

    Thanks again for taking the trouble.

    • 11 Jun 2014 9:13AM
  • Freight train, freight train, not going so fast........

    Fab. I'm no train buff but there's something quite captivating and awe-inspiring abut these particular beasts in their natural open environment!
    • 30 Apr 2014 2:34PM
  • Evil the Beetle

    Good composition - and no sign of shakey hands for sure. Wish I could say the same for myself! Great pic.
    • 3 Aug 2013 10:37PM
  • untitled

    Thanks Moira,
    I won't be abandoning the pinhole anytime soon, though I agree that the choice of subject is important. Small subjects are never too far from my mind for experimentation if I think there's potential for an abstract or impressionistic quality. A pinhole attempt on a dead wasp is among the earliest pictures in my gallery.
    • 18 Jul 2013 4:22PM
  • Untitled

    Hi Erik,
    The main reason it was framed so closely at the top was to hide the apparatus holding the shell in mid air at that extremity! I always find it takes some effort to hide the support for this type of set up.
    I appreciate the focus comment - always difficult with the limited depth of field to pick the right point. I was trying to use the shadows in the soft area to maintain the sense of form but I was afraid the focus looked a bit "imbalanced" across the image. Worth another try for sure.
    Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment.

    • 18 Apr 2013 9:19AM
  • The Sound of the Crowd

    Thanks for looking and for the encouraging comment - glad it made an impression. I have a colour version but felt the graphic quality best suited b&w.
    • 26 Mar 2012 11:15PM
  • Persistence

    Thank you!
    It is indeed a holly leaf, struggling valiantly against the forces of decay. I hadn't noticed one like this before so naturally out came the camera... Tried various perspectives but this was one of the best.
    • 26 Oct 2011 4:53PM

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