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Er.......Oooops !!

By Niknut
My attempt at a bit of 'flower-arranging' ??..........don't think I'd 'graduate' if it were a college course I reckon !!!!.GrinGrin

Actually, they're the left-overs of my wifes bunch of Carnations, which had started to droop, & wither I grabbed 'em before
they hit the bin...........thought they'd make a nice off-beat flower/still-life arrangement ????

Daylight through a window behind, plus a white card to reflect a bit of light into the shadows...& a bit of texturing to add to the sad state of the blooms !!.Smile

Many thanks for the great response to 'Not so Insy Winsy' !!!......& special thanks to Chloe (cocobean) for the valued UA !!!!

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
3 Oct 2013 3:03PM
Fantastic and beautiful image,well done,

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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 3:05PM
Keith a beautifully composed still life arranged superbly.GrinGrinGrin Peter.
What an eye catcher! looks a real work of art, love itSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 3:08PM
A great still lifeSmile

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Oct 2013 3:10PM
Wonderful lighting, Keith, though I think you are in need of a few flower arranging classes Wink Carol
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 3:11PM
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
3 Oct 2013 3:17PM
The flowers are perfectly photographed and the textured background adds a beautiful and complementary final touch.

3 Oct 2013 3:36PM
Keith, Great image and the texture really adds the icing on the cake.

Brian J.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 4:11PM
You couldn't have arranged them better if you tried!
A wonderful haphazard still life with a texture which works well with the pewter vase.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 4:13PM
A still life with stuffed with both creative brilliance and emotive ideals...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
3 Oct 2013 4:17PM

Quote:You couldn't have arranged them better if you tried!
A wonderful haphazard still life with a texture which works well with the pewter vase.

Great still life and perfect light...well done
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 4:19PM
They saw you comming ha ha .Smile
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 4:54PM
Excellent image - reminds me of 'olden day' pictures my Grandma used to have. Smile
9 10 10 England
3 Oct 2013 5:02PM
Got the lighting spot on - there's still beauty there.
3 Oct 2013 5:19PM
Perfect lighting. Excellent image.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 5:35PM
Amassing what you can do with a few dead flowers, greats got Smile

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
3 Oct 2013 5:42PM
Super still life image!! Nice work!!
3 Oct 2013 6:01PM
Beautiful still life, Keith
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 6:07PM
great colours and really love that jug...
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 6:08PM
Great lighting and detail. The textured backdrop really suits it!
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 6:12PM
The light, the surface and the background are brilliant.

A good composition with nice colours but nobody would put Carnations in a short jug. The flowers work best in a tall vase which supports the stems and heavier heads.
But then the droop they have here wouldn't happen, the photographers dilemma.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 6:38PM
Ooooo.....many thanks Colleen for your GE award !!.......I'm well pleased !!Grin
3 Oct 2013 6:42PM
A fabulous image Keith GrinGrin

better to stick to photography which you are good at.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

lovely take

mondmagu 8 75 Ireland
3 Oct 2013 8:24PM
Super image Keith,great idea.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 11:28PM
This is terrific Keith - its the lighting that makes it
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Oct 2013 12:08AM
I think the arrangement is fine Keith !!
Great light.
Great shot.
4 Oct 2013 12:43AM
Keith, this is a stunning comp..........that lighting is fantastic. I'm going to add a little UA..

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Oct 2013 1:44AM
A wonderfully composed image and the lighting is fabulous........Sandy
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
4 Oct 2013 5:37AM
Perfect light and composition

mlseawell 8 1 United States
4 Oct 2013 7:10AM
Keith, brilliant picture mate but ummmm, maybe the misses should handle the flower! Wink

User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 12:22PM
Love this Keith....the flower arranging looks perfect to me Tongue
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 3:11PM
Jason & Paul.....thankyou so much for your UA's.........much appreciated !!Smile
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 6:00PM
Excellent well arranged still life with very good lighting.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 8:40AM
Gorgeous image and processing.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 11:00AM
Thankyou Gareth for your UA !!........well appreciated !
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 11:45AM
You've got one utterly gorgeous still life here, Keith. The light, colour, detail and processing are simply spot-on Smile

This is much more interesting and fetching flower arranging than what you usually see, I tell you.

Andrew Grin
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 12:22PM
A great attempt!!!
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Oct 2013 4:13PM
well arranged indeed.. would do for Miss Marple's murder scene Smile
excellent texture wizardry,too
5 Oct 2013 6:55PM
Wonderful lighting in this beautiful image
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 5:55PM
Fantastic image, no wonder you got all them awards, just used mine otherwise you would have got it
6 Oct 2013 10:43PM
Brilliant image, well done..Lin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 2:17PM
Beautifully done Keith!
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:10PM
That has worked a treat, nice one.Smile

myrab 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 6:25PM
A very lovely shot.

Flykt 6 Sweden
15 Oct 2013 8:41PM
So, so beautiful! Great work!
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 11:33AM
Superb composition and treatment Keith SmileSmileWink
18 Oct 2013 6:35PM
Wonderful still life with very beautiful tones and colours
Beautifully done


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