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After the ball is over

By JenniCh
Time for a still life, picked up this mask in a charity shop in Wales, tried to keep it simple but will be interested in your comments and critique .............

Tags: Still life Digitally manipulated Digital art Mask

Voters: taggart, CarolG, CaroleS and 8 more

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2012 5:46PM
There is a wonderful green bottle here, could stand on its own, nice one!

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jul 2012 5:58PM
An excellent still life. Carol
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 6:09PM
Nice props and lovely colour tones!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Jul 2012 6:38PM
Quite scary.

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
19 Jul 2012 6:40PM
Nice props Jenni,for me you could have done without the Rose or the eyes in the mask,especially the eyes Wink
Your 'things' need grounding a little I feel, with a bit of a shadow under them,especially noticable on that pretty bottle which seems to be floating in mid air.
Try doing a bit of shading on a separate layer then you can remove it/increase it /change the blend mode as you see fit.
That mask is very pretty & will come in useful for many photographic opportunities methinks Wink
JenniCh 12 32 2 England
19 Jul 2012 8:21PM
Thanks all, and yes, Janet, I really must remember the shadows, the actual shadows tend to get lost in the under the textures, found one way of enhancing them was to burn just them in on a separate layer, but keep forgetting to do it ............ my first version had no 'eyes' and it didn't look right somehow, that's why I decided to add the eyes, and although it made it a bit 'scary' as Dave says, it did seem to add some substance the the set up; will try your idea for shading as well, thanks for the suggestion, this sort of set up is always an interesting learning curve to get just right ............... many thanks, Jenni
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 4:00PM
Great shot !!!.....nice set-up, & beautifully lit !!....then you spot the eyes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......crafty idea !.GrinGrin

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