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richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
17 Aug 2013 12:12AM
Well chosen colours Kate!!!! Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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17 Aug 2013 12:16AM
I'm enjoying your bottle phase, Kate.
Pleasant arrangement, nicely recorded.
17 Aug 2013 12:29AM
I didn't have the chance to give you an UA for your last shot, and since this is sooooo pretty, arty, well lit and composed and of my complete liking, I will give it to you today! Smile
17 Aug 2013 12:43AM
Very Creative. Love the contrast
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Aug 2013 1:24AM
Definitely colour this time, wonderful clarity, they are so lovely, kate. Super colours!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Aug 2013 1:27AM
Love those green bottles!
This is a great still. Magic light and colour with good detail give this wonderful impact. Well done Kate.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2013 6:33AM
Definitely the colour version for me, Kate, gorgeous sunflowers and I love the bottles Smile Carol
17 Aug 2013 6:53AM
The hidden artist strikes again with a beautiful image, Kate!SmileSmileSmile
Excellent work.

Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 7:15AM
Well arranged image and certainly artistic. As things stand, I prefer the mono V2, which is excellent, as I find the subject stands out better. I do like the colour ov V1 but I find my eye a little distracted by the lighter areas on the leaves behind. I think a little selective burning and desaturation and possibly a little blurring in the BG could enhance this already good image.

Definitely the colour version with nice combination of yellows & greens.. Love the bottles & nicely presented good work Wink
8 10 10 England
17 Aug 2013 7:36AM
Love how your artistic flair is coming to the fore Kate.Wink
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 8:02AM
I am in the same boat as you Kate, I can't draw either and have to rely on photography to express any artistic leanings I may have, but this is lovely and very artistic.GrinGrinGrin

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Aug 2013 8:13AM
The colour version clicks with me, Kate, the yellow of the blooms with the dark green glassware.......lovely work.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 8:17AM
Well done you Kate for exploiting the software as an outlet for your hidden artist. I can draw and paint but Photoshop is a lot quicker than oil paints I can tell you!

Love the colour version.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1850 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 8:49AM
This has to be colour, for the sunflowers and also for the green bottles against the white table top.
I like the way you have composed the foreground, the flowers seem to have strong individual characters. From left to right: dramatic, self-important; dejected and weary; imploring.
What doesn't work for me is the bright green in the background foliage, it jumps too far forward. A background needs to be that, to stay well back. So I definitely want to tone down the acid tones in the oof foliage.
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 9:08AM
Whilst I admire the romanticism and poetise of monochrome, one feels that monochrome does this image no justice. The colour adds and instant lift and provides one with a warm and somewhat comforting composition Kate.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
a great trio and patriotic colours,and you are getting very arty.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 10:08AM
A great still life Kate, a great big splash of colour, today the colour is for me,Smile I am the same as you, I cannot draw and the photography allows me to express my artistic side(if I have one) Smile

widtink Plus
5 406 2 Scotland
17 Aug 2013 10:57AM
Kate am the same ! No got an artistic bone in ma skinny wee body lol..................couldnae even draw the dole as they say Smile Saying that i love this very arty and crisp too GrinGrinGrin

mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
17 Aug 2013 1:59PM
Gotta be the colour version Kate.
Good work.
And that Ten Green Bottles has got be the most boring song of all time !!
17 Aug 2013 2:34PM
Very nice image Kate,
love your green bottles.

What a beautiful still life with beautiful colours - the only thing that detracts a little from the overall image is the sweeping long green foliage I'm afraid, looks like a bull's horn. Angela
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 3:19PM
well thought about Kate, but have to say
that V1 is a winner out and out
I am liking your arty phase Kate....V1 is a stunner Grin
this is lovely and very artistic
thank you for the UA, it is most appreciated.
Wonderful work, Kate !
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 6:24PM
Excellent piece of work Kate - really like this. Prefer the colour but the mono shows the shadows well.
18 Aug 2013 7:36AM
for me Kate it would have to be V1 with the same comment about the background being a wee bit of a distraction good choice of bottles

6 3 8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 2:45PM
Good colours and the perfect colour choice for the bottles. I think all flower images should be in colour so it is V1 for meGrin
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
18 Aug 2013 4:17PM
The colour version for me by a mile Kate, I think a plain background would have worked better and been less distracting. Next time you try this you could use a groundsheet or bed sheet as a background. Tomcat does that at the coppice when photographing birds and butterflies so that he gets a nice clear background
Golly gosh love this one ,I love yellow and the photography s crystal clear,it's a winner for sure
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Aug 2013 8:26AM
very nice indeed, a very good comp.
if you pull the bottles more towards you and you use a bigger opening the background will simply disappear into bokeh Smile no nasty highlights. No PS needed, it will be just fine.

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