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Kitchen Macros

By LynneJoyce  
Hopefully the last post for a few weeks as, all things (including me) being well, we are off to Spain on Friday morning. I thought I'd give you a rest from Venice and London shots, but there will be more of them to come on my return.

I spotted my main model, the sprig of Cherry Blossom, on the ground while we were walking the dogs and managed to rescue it before it was trampled or wee-ed on! The vase is one of John Lewis's finest egg cups, the light is from the kitchen window and the backgrounds are my kitchen worktop, a lovely dark green carrier bag and a tray of Little Gem lettuce. I was intrigued by the lettuce so I did two portraits of them too - versions 6 & 12.

Versions 9, 10 and 13 have been given a 'painted' treatment which I quite like. The rest are just what they are, experiments in the use of natural light, my macro lens and my kitchen.

I think that this is the best that I am going to get of the cherry blossom this year as it has all been battered by the heavy rains. Thanks for looking and I hope you like at least some of them.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digital art Flash and lighting Humour and fun

Voters: lostnspace2011, gajewski, Niknut and 73 more

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25 Apr 2012 4:50PM
Very nice Lynne. Nice detail and i do like the light coming through the kitchen window.
Have a great time in Spain Smile

gajewski 18 10 9 United States
25 Apr 2012 4:56PM
Wonderful series.
CaroleS 13 442 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 5:07PM
V10 and V14 work very well for me, but a great set, all the cherry blossom has been blown and knocked flat here in Cornwall. Have a good holiday - Carole
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 5:12PM
A superb set of images Lynn. Enjoy your holiday!
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
25 Apr 2012 5:22PM
V's 3 & 12 are my faves from this fine set, Lynne. Have a great time in Spain, good luck on your 'bug hunt', look forward to seeing what you find when you get back Smile Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 5:38PM
A lovely set, V2 my favourite but V6 & V12 made me laugh, so unexpected!
Enjoy your holiday, I think we all need some sunshine right now.
SUE118 Plus
15 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 5:48PM
Fantastic shots.
fix 16 Malta
25 Apr 2012 6:15PM
beautiful colors
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 6:21PM
A great set .... you have been busy!
V2 gets my vote today ...
have a great break and dont forget Middleton Light Railway last sunday in May !
25 Apr 2012 6:26PM
A lot of effort rewarded with a fine set of bloom shots, well done Lynne.

SlowSong Plus
14 10.8k 30 England
25 Apr 2012 6:36PM
I think you've picked the right image for the front page but I do like the variety you've managed throughout. And the lettuces are lovely too.
My cherry blossom is all over my lawn and the tree is looking very bedraggled.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 165 England
25 Apr 2012 6:44PM
A feast of beautifully presented images Lynne, but the frame filling beauty of v2 gets my favour. Super set.

Alvar 16 23 2 France
25 Apr 2012 7:25PM
A wonderful set Lynne. Great workSmile
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 7:35PM
Great set Lynne, and that lettuce looks good enough to eatWink
no way could I chose, so all get my vote!!
our tickets arrived for WHF so will keep here..safe and sound!
Hope that you both have a great holiday, and bring back some sunshine!!
25 Apr 2012 7:39PM
Have a good holiday/break great set fine colour and detail

25 Apr 2012 8:01PM
Really beautiful shots, great detail and a range of colour.
bobsblues 13 10 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 8:21PM
Great set of images Lynne ,enjoy your break and look forward to your uploads when you get back .
saeidNL 13 3 Netherlands
25 Apr 2012 8:52PM
14 wonderful,lovely and beautiful images,very well done,
GarrathE 14 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 10:45PM
Lovely set with great colour and detail. V4 and v9 for me
mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
25 Apr 2012 11:32PM
A fine set from your kitchen Lynne,
but surely it should be Macaroni and not Macro's you should be working with !!
And if you like giving some painted treatment,come up here as this is the time of the year when my wife wants the decorating done.
Dunno about cherry blossom,but I intend to sit on my cherry bottom for that one !!
Have a good holiday in Spain.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2012 11:36PM
I'm allergic to wheat so no macaroni for me Mick. Macros just have to suffice instead.
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
25 Apr 2012 11:47PM
Hi Lynn, I do like 6 and 7 best I think ( didn't see the last two or three.. too slow here.) The salad is priceless Smile
If you go to Spain by car please drop by. I mean it.

goso 16 2 1 Australia
26 Apr 2012 12:37AM
An unusual and well taken set Lynne - well done again - have a great trip ...Bill
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 1:08AM
Wonderful work.
Ttakes me all my time to upload one or two images
and look at and vote for all these great pics.
Number 7 plus a salad please!
ugly Plus
15 9 58 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:18AM
V2 I like the most...
Great work..
Love the set over all...

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
26 Apr 2012 10:30AM
A very beautiful collection, Lynne Smile Hope you have a great holiday in Spain - I bet you'll be glad to get away from all this rain! Wink It'll be paellas then now for dinner! Are you allowed to eat those?
Take care, have a great time,
Trev Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 11:52AM
Paellas are fine for me Trev, and as Spanish restaurateurs are almost as good as the Italians with regard to my special dietary needs, I shall enjoy eating out a lot for a change. What's more there's a supermarket chain there that labels everything so I'm safe shopping too. Can't wait until the ticket is just one way.

No wifi in the Spanish house but we do go to cafes where there is wifi so I'll try to check into EPZ regularly.
1881 11 India
26 Apr 2012 12:54PM
Beautiful image.
Regards - SANJEEV
26 Apr 2012 1:06PM
Stunning images Lynne,beautiful work and presentation,Hope you have a great holiday...Lin
moiral 13 12 Scotland
26 Apr 2012 6:58PM
Great set of shots Lynne and so creative with a lettuce , lol.
Hope you have a brilliant time in Spain. How many pairs of shoes will you buy TongueGrin?
twelvemegs 13 6 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:05PM
A fine set of Kitchen Close ups Lynne.
Difficult to choose a favourite, they are all good.
Intriguing patterns in those little gems, think Iím going for V2.
Have a good time in Spain.

suvarc 13 India
27 Apr 2012 3:10AM
great color. Wonderful...
27 Apr 2012 3:11AM
A wonderful set. V1 gets my vote for pure simplicity and magic composition. Well done. WesternRed.
I did Ruins with just a touch of Topaz Simplify 3.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 3:47AM
My 'painted' versions were done with Topaz Simplify 3 too!
like the light into dark V1
gingerdelight 16 298 11 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 11:16AM
Wow! Superb! Have a great break!
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 5:55PM
Eating supper in our favourite cafe in Spain as we speak!
PaulLiley 14 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 10:16PM
wonderful set of images. Paul
DRicherby 14 269 726 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 5:41PM
A very nice set.

ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
30 Apr 2012 2:41PM
Have a good trip! And what an excellent set to leave us with SmileSmileSmile

Gotta say that I particularlly like Vs 3,7, and 14, Lynne.

Billyray 15 70 3 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 7:55PM
Wow Lynne, what an excellent set. I think you picked the right shot to open up with, I really like the dark green background. To be honest I find it hard to pick a second favourite. Suffice to say they are all great shots. Have a great holiday and I look forward to your uploads on your return.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 8:40PM
A lovely selection - v1 is my favourite - enjoy your holiday SmileSmile
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
6 May 2012 12:05PM
Lovely series.
Cor 14 Belgium
7 May 2012 9:58AM
A TOP serie. 10*****Wink
Glostopcat 17 255 2 England
7 May 2012 6:22PM
Such pretty pink blossom Lynne, unfortunately all ours has been spoiled by all this awful wind and rain. I do hope the weather in continental Europe is better than it is over here and that the rain in Spain is not falling on the plain in the main!
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
7 May 2012 7:20PM
It can fall on the plain all it likes. We are on the coast and it is very pleasant indeed.
RTDS 14 Cyprus
8 May 2012 8:05PM
Wonderful series of captures.
Growmore 14 4 3 England
8 May 2012 10:02PM
Striking set of beautiful macro images.
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
12 May 2012 9:24AM
A wonderful set and it would seem invidious to select a winner from these: have a wonderful time in Spain.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
14 May 2012 1:48AM
Your blossoms are so artfull arranges, sharp thru out, love the color--- super photography!
Cor 14 Belgium
18 May 2012 9:57AM
14 x Excellent *****
VivienO 13 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 10:51PM
A beautiful series of floral compositions. Every one a winner.
cabbie Plus
16 31 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 8:31AM
Missed these yet again. Goes without saying excellent images

10 Jun 2012 1:03PM
Well I'm no expert on flowers but every one of these could easily have stood alone here. Beautiful light and lovely soft colours. It's amazing what some people can manage in the kitchen in the way of flower photography, very clever indeed. Maybe I'll try it myself soon.

Hope your trip to Spain was good, the weather would have been more stable than here I'm sure, I was up on South Uist for a week and I saw every season including snow on the way there. But I had a great week and will return sometime too.

xwang 14 56 8
17 Aug 2012 8:54PM
Interesting set Lynne, a beautiful play. I like V7&1 most.V7 works best with frame, as your recent uploading, V7's lines and the object(flower in this case) creat a kind of attention and movement(more movement on the recent uploading). V1's colour contrast works well...You nearly fooled me on V4Grin...great fun.

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