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I'm not so sure about the photo. It was taken outside Victoria centre in Nottingham last week. It was a hot sunny afternoon, I saw this wicker skirt in a big flower pot,looked very nice and it seemed that the weather was so hot, even the skirt wants to escape..Grin The light was very strong, I couldn't work out in single photo, I tried HDR, but it looked too "noisy", so this is B&W HDR. Thanks for looking.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Aug 2012 - 3:40 PM
Focal Length:32mm
Shutter Speed:1/181sec
Title:Skirt in the air.
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:13 Aug 2012 - 10:13 AM
Tags:Black & white, Hdr, Skirt, Wicker
Voters:Deep_Bhatia · cocobean · Spangle2008 · foto_foley · NDODS · andylea · SlowSong · Joline · LynneJoyce · Lillian · WhiteRose1 · RonnieAG · Philip_H · jdinne · BarryC123 · elainebaker · stratocaster72 ·
Unique Views:41
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13 Aug 2012 - 10:22 AM

Fantastic shot. Deep


A great image depicting this rather creative and organic form of sculpture, which will look brilliant once it becomes weathered. We have quite a few similar sculptures dotted around large garden centres, which are made of hazel twigs, and they have already started to show signs of new life as the hazel begins to take root.

REgards Nathan


I really like this.....good spot.


I'm not sure about this one either Jasmine as there are so many attention grabbing elements in the background and the sculpture itself is much more contrasty than the rest of the image. I like the sky but not the buildings and people as background so a crop, a bit of extension work and some cloning could deal with all of that. It does have potential though with some work so a vote for observation and potential.You have not enabled mods so that I can't post the idea I have for making this image more about the striking sculpture, but I will send it to you.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 13 Aug 2012 - 11:52 AM

I like the pov, Jasmine, positioning the dress against the sky mostly. There are a few distractions, as Lynne points out, but simply cloning out the lamppost and 'To Let' sign would make quite a difference for me.



Some interesting comments from Lynne and Dave, Jasmine: a difficult subject to tackle but overall you have made a pretty good attempt. Perhaps standing a bit closer and trying to place most of the subject against the sky might overcome some points already raised, but (1) that might not have been possible and (2) the exaggerated POV might not work out.
Why not return at night a try flash.......I do that a lot with flowers as you know.

xwang  632 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 5:50 PM

Thank you very much Lynne. You've done a great job!!!
Thank you all for your kind and helpful comments.

BarryC123  743 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 12:12 AM

A great subject and I think you've got the best that could be got out of this difficult situation.
I suppose you could try colour-popping the dress - if you went with red I imagine the folks that sell 'Special K' cereal would be interested !

xwang  632 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 10:58 AM

Thank you Barry. I've never thought of selective colour...Grin

17 Aug 2012 - 8:19 PM

Love it another good point of view in your gallery. Smile

1 Sep 2012 - 10:02 AM

this is great... slightly mysterious and abstract, really well framed and well shot too, I'd be really happy if this was mine Smile

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