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Posh posing pears positioned precisely on Parade

By NDODS    
Good day to you all

Firstly I would like to thank you all for the great comments and much appreciated votes following yesterdays upload, with a further mention going to the following for presenting me with their User Awards: CarolG (Carol), danbrann(Danny), Pentaxpatty(Patricia), Gavin_Duxbury(Gavin) and Nigevel1(Nigel)

Todays upload is a reworked image which I done sometime ago now, and it is one that I rather liked doing although quite frustrating at the time if I remember.

Well I hope that you all have a great day, for me it shall be a rather relaxing affair after a rather strenuous and competitive day at Bowls (Indoor Green) yesterday in which I won my first game.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Pears General Reflection Fruit

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10 Oct 2013 7:59AM
good concept but underexposed Sad

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
10 Oct 2013 8:00AM
Great still life Nathan, love your title
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:01AM
I thought it looked alright, I rather liked the warming glow. Not sure about it being under exposed "The jury will decided I am sure"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:02AM
Beautiful colours. Perhaps a touch more contrast would lift the tones a bit.

S_Psharma 5 1 India
10 Oct 2013 8:03AM
Great still life nicely captured and presented.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Oct 2013 8:06AM
Wonderful title to such an excellent image, Nathan, and congratulations on your win yesterday Smile Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:10AM
Different and brilliant work Nathan.

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:15AM
Has a lovely warm glow, more exposure may lose it possibly.Smile

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:19AM
I like this soft diffused lighting effect - it gives it a warm look.
Excellent image Nathan - well thought out. Smile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:23AM
Excellent still life Nathan I like the subdude lighting. Grin Peter.
10 Oct 2013 8:23AM
A well thought out and well presented image, Nathan!
Excellent work.

10 Oct 2013 8:26AM
Had to be yours Smile great work Nathan.

Jenny Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:36AM
yeah!!! congrats on winning!!!!
thought of the ditty 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a pear (really fish) alive when I saw this great image.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:37AM
Great still life and so well presented Nathan
10 Oct 2013 8:39AM
OCD!!! It's a great picture and love the reflections.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:43AM
Beautifully done. There are two private conversations going on and the middle pear is feeling left out.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
10 Oct 2013 8:48AM
At least you said pears on parade and not privates...............GrinGrinGrinGrin
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 8:49AM
Nice one Nathan, the image reminded me of a bottle of pear brandy i received in a gift which has a whole pear in the bottle !! Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
10 Oct 2013 8:53AM
Well selected set of pears Nathan, a little dark for me but that a personal choice
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
10 Oct 2013 9:01AM
A most appealing and well composed still life study.

vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 9:08AM
Dark works well for me. A vote for the image and a vote for the title Wink
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
10 Oct 2013 9:11AM
"P*ss poor preparation makes p*ss poor performance.....this is neither of course Smile Smile Smile

Go to the top of the class Smile Smile
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 9:25AM

Quote: It's a great picture and love the reflections Smile


I think a little under exposed which makes it for less impact. But a great idea and it gets my vote. Well done Nathan.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 10:06AM
Brilliant still life Nathan, excellent composition and light, great reflections too

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
10 Oct 2013 10:09AM
Wonderful tones and reflections Nathan; lovely image!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 10:40AM
Like it Nathan, like the reflectionsSmile

10 Oct 2013 11:01AM
lovely reflections. Great shot.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Oct 2013 11:06AM
Becoming a Bowls Boffin are we now Nathan Smile Lovely image Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Oct 2013 11:08AM
They look good enough to eat Nathan.


widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 11:11AM
Nicely understate image ..................i think thats the intention here Nathan Smile I would probably up the contrast but thats just me and it would prob detract from the image lol. Wink All in all a beautiful piece of work. Very nicely presented too.

10 Oct 2013 12:11PM
A little dark for me too Nathan, but I can smell the soft sweetness of Pears and can see a million captions for this but the brain won't work on P's alone this morning.


Perhaps perfect pears pick precocious play pals?
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 12:12PM
I think the ''underexposure'' lifts it from just a ''record shot'' of the pears Nathan !!
Good work.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 12:31PM
Love the soft lighting here and the detail captured,Nathan.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 12:37PM
Just to prove we are all different and like different things, whilst I love the subject, the alignment and the reflection I think it is a little dull and would benefit from some work on Curves (I tried and it livened it up considerably).
10 Oct 2013 1:01PM
Just lovely Nathan, love the reflections of the pears, they look good enough to eat. Thank you for the mention too, your so kind. Grin have a good day, I am so late today!!!
10 Oct 2013 2:02PM
Beautiful Nathan, lovely reflections GrinGrin

10 Oct 2013 2:12PM
was well worth the frustration Nathan a fine result and love the composition and light

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Oct 2013 2:21PM
Two of us are a little firmer. Guess which we are. A lovely glow and beautifully captured.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Oct 2013 3:03PM
A super line-up, Nathan, and the narrow border of a complementary colour sets it off very nicely Smile I just love how you come up with these titles too - they're worth a bonus vote! Wink
Trev Smile
A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 3:05PM
perfectly positioned pears perfectly perpetuated. excellent work.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 3:43PM
Being a still life fan I love it!
Well placed with the rounder green one in the centre,
Lovely warm light, exposure perfect for me.
Gold border perfect. Just like an old master.
You try a craquelure texture on top now!
10 Oct 2013 3:52PM
The composition of these pears in parade position and the excellent light produced an excellent result, Nathan !
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
10 Oct 2013 4:18PM
I won't attempt saying the title to quickly. Grin
Lovely shot, nicely set up and taken with a good reflection and lighting.
Glad to hear you won your first bowls match, a nice relaxing sport.

10 Oct 2013 4:20PM
Nathan, you seem to have a great ability to very beautiful unusual images. This is one of them! They are very refreshing ! ----- Jukka.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:33PM
Pear crumble comes to mind yum yum.Smile
congrats.. on your win NathanGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

wished you had done a variation I could have said a lovely pear of captures...TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

nice one

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:37PM
Congrats on winning your Bowls game, lovely image Nathan.

Ali Grin
10 Oct 2013 4:56PM
Deserves all the attention Nathan, brilliant piece of Work and good enough to eat. A very tasty image indeed.

John Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 5:14PM
Mmmm...5 pairsGrin
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
10 Oct 2013 5:16PM
Have to agree with Lynne on this. Its a gorgeous setup, reflections are wonderful. But its quite underexposed.

It looks fantastic with this sorted out, AND a little sharpening.

If you are inclined Nathan, take the white dropper from the levels or curves adjustments, and simply click it on the bright spot, second one down, on the right most pear, and watch it come to life.


dudler Plus
14 706 1351 England
10 Oct 2013 5:23PM
Perfect photography...
10 Oct 2013 6:07PM
Keep it as it is, I don't see it as underexposed but as a low light image.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 6:40PM
I have uploaded a modification which hopefully everyone will agree does look much brighter and a little sharper.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 6:40PM
A winner all round then, Nathan, bowls and a brilliant image, cant be bad, well done my good friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 6:43PM
Sorry I missed the modification, Nathan, yes it is much better, nice work and still learning.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Nathan i would rather eat them but that would spoil your master piece.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:51PM
Very well taken Nathan - you've lined them up perfectly and the light is wonderful.
HPalin 10 30 Finland
10 Oct 2013 9:31PM
Nice colour tones!
10 Oct 2013 10:49PM
Read all the comments Nathan and still cannot make up my mind which I prefer. Cathy
ukgubbi 6 5 India
11 Oct 2013 1:38AM
V2 for me as i feel lighting is better. Overall nice feeling
11 Oct 2013 4:43AM
A good idea indeed.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
11 Oct 2013 7:47AM
Hey hey, well done on the win Grin

Nice line up of pears here. The one in the middle looks the most suspicious. The one on the extreme left looks the most sozzled.

V2 works a LOT better, Nathan Smile

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 4:15PM
Beautifully done Nathan!
A good idea for an image with good impact...
Source 7
11 Oct 2013 11:46PM
Nice work
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Oct 2013 1:22AM
A great warm shot, I like V2 even more.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
12 Oct 2013 6:01AM
well thought and executed Nathan .. excellent creation
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Oct 2013 8:07PM
Glad to see you followed the photography rule of having an odd number of pears, it could have gone pear shaped had you gone with an even number, it would have upset all the purists on here!Grin
Potra 5 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 9:23PM
V2 was an improvement, in my opinion. It is so good to see that the suggestions work as predicted. I am learning from each one of them!
PS: Perfectly Posed Pears!
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 7:30PM
So many votes Nathan, and such a brilliant still life image!SmileSmileWink

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