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Morning Light

By SuziBlue
I have a couple of coloured glass bottles on a windowsill behind the curtain ... this pic catches a smidgeon of morning sun. Did some bracketing and got some interesting grades of colour. Cropped this one a little to concentrate the effect but that's it really - apart from a bruised thumb from the ironing board collapsing (well it was the right height to start with .. lol)

Tags: Morning Light Still life General Silhouette Close-up and macro Curtain Coloured glass

Voters: kinfatric, e_moon, patri and 41 more

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J-P 19 396
19 Mar 2003 8:53AM
A great picture. The pastel colours and the light texture of the curtain really complement eachother. I also like the lean of the bottle and the opposite lean of the curtain folds. All very feminine - a bloke could never have taken this.
edz2001 19 513
19 Mar 2003 9:16AM
Beautiful picture, looks although it's painted on! Perfect. Ed.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
19 Mar 2003 1:07PM
wow thanks guys - I really appreciate your encouragement. I'm glad this and the forsythia came out OK - have had to use a different photo manipulation programme and I've only been driving it for a couple of days! lol ..
cameraman 19 227 1 England
19 Mar 2003 1:42PM
a lovely picture, Suzie...just proves that brash colours are not always needed...very well seen...agree with JP about the feminine bit.
Serg 19 6
19 Mar 2003 4:16PM
Great! I smell of a morning cool as well.(5)
Paddy 19 254 8 England
19 Mar 2003 6:57PM
this is wonderful.. great colours & it suzi..very pleasing image)))..did the ironing board colasped or was it you after the to see your work again...Paddy
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
19 Mar 2003 7:37PM
thanks so much Michael and Sergey ..very kind. LOL Paddy! thanks for your kind words - the ironing board - well I put it up at just the right height to put the camera on for this shot ... then BANG CLATTER .. down it went with my thumb trapped as I leapt to rescue the camera LOL ..
lightweaver 20 481
19 Mar 2003 7:46PM
It is amazing just how relaxing it is just looking at this image. I can't add anything to what has already been said. Great.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
19 Mar 2003 11:39PM
thanks Colin .. Grin .. I might try getting this printed up as a bigger matt image to see hw it looks ..
Suresh Khaire 20 50 1 India
22 Mar 2003 11:05AM
Hi..Suzi, it definitely give you painting kind of a image. excellent idea and creative work. I liked this simple but beautiful amazing shot. Regards,
telep 19 11 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2003 7:16PM
Just looked at your website, all your photos seem to have a gentle soft touch like this one. Very nice work.....Trev
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
23 Mar 2003 10:05PM
thanks Suresh .. you're very encouraging .. and thanks Trev for your positive comments! I was very touched by that ..
25 Mar 2003 9:30PM
Love this image - has a kinda Zen feel to it
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
27 Mar 2003 7:44AM
Thanks Craig .. I might try more of this kind of stuff just to experiment ...
peterjones 20 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2003 9:18PM
stunner of an image,who would have thought such a combination would have worked,fabric,bottles and an ironing board lol
Also shows the camera coolectors/snobs that the image is far more important that what you choose to take it
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
16 Jul 2003 11:52PM
Thanks very much Peter .. Grin
leead 20 71
5 Aug 2003 3:33PM
Just looked at your website, your approach is certainly subtle. Your comments are also well worded, and now I understand why. This shot would have to be favorite, as I could look at it for hours.
g-3 19 4
26 Aug 2003 9:48AM
This is one of those rare images that I would have loved to taken.. splendid!
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
26 Aug 2003 9:35PM
Thanks Tony Grin that's a real boost .. and thanks G3 .. but I wanna see your portfolio too so I can reciprocate Grin
Carabosse Plus
19 42.6k 270 England
3 Sep 2003 1:54PM
A wonderful shot which would look great as a piece of sem-abstract art! Can I juts suggest a tiny bit of cropping at the bottom to get rid of the space below the curtain fold....just scoll the pic on your monitor to see what I mean!!
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
4 Sep 2003 12:37PM
Yep that little dark area doesn't belong there Grin

Following discussion with others on this site (esp Stan) I've been considering getting this printed up on canvas .. and have currently got it on ordinary photographic matt paper as a much larger print .. I'm starting to get that 'thrill' of an exciting project Grin LOL
letoth 19 2
26 Sep 2003 2:00PM
Lovely! It's what I would call 'pure photography'. Quite rare nowadays!
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
27 Sep 2003 10:46AM
Thanks Levente Grin like you I try and find the everyday that one would usually pass by ..
16 Oct 2003 9:28PM
Superb. When I first saw it it reminded me of crumpled paper. It's great that you were able to take something you see everyday and turn it into a great photo.
Mari 18 1.8k United Kingdom
18 Oct 2003 8:30PM
Wow - I never thought of using my ironing board what a good idea. What a beautiful photo - sorry i'm a bit late with this one.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
18 Oct 2003 10:51PM
Thanks Al .. I was lucky with that ray of sun .. it hung around for a short time and then was gone .. Thanks Mari Grin my ironing board's a bit rickety though! LOL Thanks for the comment .. and thanks to both of you for dropping by Grin
patri 19 3 Italy
23 Oct 2003 7:36AM
I love, love, love this, a pale bottle floating on nuances. Patrizia
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
23 Oct 2003 10:17AM
Thank you so much Patrizia .. Grin and thanks for dropping by Grin
28 Oct 2003 5:12PM
Very beautiful composition with nice soft light and colors. Congratulations for the Editor's Choice Award.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
30 Oct 2003 8:49AM
Thank you very much Edite ;D and for dropping by ..
letoth 19 2
14 Dec 2003 5:14PM
First of all, many. many thanks for your comments on my pics. After having a look at your pics, it's obvious to me at least Smile that it is the work of great creativity. After being intoxicated by 'cute' pictures at the camera club I attend, it is so rare and so great (!) to find 'adventurous' pphotographers Smile
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
14 Dec 2003 7:03PM
Wow Levente - thank you so much. Addictive, isn't it Grin .. and like you I'm drawn to photographing what might be missed ..
15 Dec 2003 9:44PM
Beautiful colours, shadows and tones, well done Suzi.

SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
15 Dec 2003 11:59PM
Thank you very much Mary Grin and for taking time to comment Grin
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
18 Jan 2004 1:37PM
i agree, this would look stunning on the right paper and framed, like a work of art .. which after all is what it is. Your best.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
18 Jan 2004 9:02PM
Keith - praise indeed .. thank you Grin Really appreciate that ..
BrianM 19 136 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2004 7:06PM
Subtle, soft, delicate, a superb image and a worthy EC - congratulations.

One minor picky critisism, two thirds of the was across the bottom the bottom edge the curtain cuts through the edge of the frame leaving a darker patch (perhaps even the darkest part of the image), worth a minor crop IMHO.
18 Jun 2004 7:13PM
I like this one a lot! very nice try with the shadow, light and color. I like the simpleness as well.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
18 Jun 2004 7:37PM
Thanks very much Brian Smile glad you like it. Yep there's that tharr pesky bit on the bottom .. lol (I think if I redid this I'd clone out that tiny bit .. )

Thanks Patrick - nice of you to drop by! Thanks for the encouragement Grin
tiptoe 18 267
11 Jul 2004 12:12PM
Don't know how I missed this in my daily sweep through.
I love it.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
11 Jul 2004 7:51PM
Merlin thank you! It's one of my faves too - glad you like it Grin
9 Sep 2004 3:57PM
A lovely shot, reminds me of a watercolour painting with the subtle tones, click
15 Oct 2004 9:38AM
Great tonal range, I can see why it got an EC-CLICK
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
24 Oct 2004 1:40AM
Thanks David and Paul Smile and thanks for coming by Grin
chicco 17 United States
26 Mar 2005 6:33AM
hi suzie, i like the effect here, the colors, like a pastel painting, thanks for your comments on my pic, i think that is what i really needed to do.

chicco 17 United States
26 Mar 2005 6:34AM
i looked at it again, this is excellent

SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
26 Mar 2005 3:40PM
Thanks very much for your comments and visit Chicco Smile Glad you like it.
KenTaylor 18 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2005 5:09AM
Muted coulours texture and shapes. Good image almost reminiscent of paiting.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
27 May 2005 11:55AM
Thanks a lot Ken Smile
Kim Walton 18 145 30 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2005 10:01PM
good shot well worth ed reward,glad you enjoyed modding my wood nymph--not worth a click though?
rosie42 18 7 Australia
8 Nov 2005 7:37PM
An imaginative shot - well done.

Susie :o)
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
10 Nov 2005 11:34AM
Thanks Kim and Susie! glad you like it.
mystery1962 19 23 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 9:02AM
not bad but what is so special that it got editors choice award?nice idea though*
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 2:05PM
Thanks for the visit Julie Smile I guess it's down to personal taste really - images can be so subjective can't they, and we all have such different styles and approaches to what we point the camera at.
himel 18 61
22 Jan 2006 3:29AM
i like it.. very simple but classic.

paperfairys 16 46
14 Feb 2006 1:05AM
what a clever and original shot.
14 Mar 2006 9:36PM
An artist eye and a camera.
Great simple shot. Love the tones, it's a pleasure to look at.

SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
15 Mar 2006 9:52PM
Thanks very much for the comments and the visit Grin
GeorgeRusky 16 1 4
29 Mar 2006 9:30AM
A nice shot, interesting compo.
Thank you for the comments to my latest picture.
Should you wish more photos of the Lennon Wall-e-mail address is under my bio.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
2 Apr 2006 9:50AM
Thanks for the feedback and for dropping by, George 8-]
sputnki 18 10 Canada
20 Apr 2006 2:31AM
A lovely delicate shot, wonderful job!

giggles 18
20 Apr 2006 9:56AM
Thanks for your coments on my pictures.
Love the picture.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
20 Apr 2006 9:28PM
Thanks very much you two! Much appreciated
9 Nov 2006 5:31PM
love it, so simple but so effective and beautiful
VintageRed 16 15 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2006 12:35AM
Just shows you don't always have to travel to exotic locations to find a good shot.
e_moon 15 2
5 Mar 2007 8:39PM
This one is great
kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
8 Mar 2007 5:57PM
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
8 Mar 2007 11:55PM
Thanks everyone!
joolsb 17 27.1k 38 Switzerland
1 Jun 2007 10:57PM
On of my favourites of yours, Sooooooooooze! Love the subtle tones.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
4 Jun 2007 9:00PM
Thanks Jooolz 8-]
MrsMad 15 24 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2007 8:33PM
Interesting photo Suzi. It works for me.

Wibbles 15 1 England
26 Jun 2007 3:03PM
Simple colours...simple setting. Perfection.
redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 7:06AM
Congrats on the EC, richly deserved.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
24 May 2008 9:18AM
Thanks Robbie, Wibbles, Jon Smile
Focus11 15 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 11:32AM
This is very good Suzanne
Lulu01 13 163
21 Mar 2009 7:24AM
This is beautiful. It has a lovely soft, dreamy quality.
SuziBlue 19 16.2k 10 Scotland
21 Mar 2009 12:02PM
Thank you again, Lulu Smile

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