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photoblog image Competition Folder Update - 3/5

Competition Folder Update - 3/5

BUNCH OF FIVE

Competiton Theme: Creative

 

The judge liked the inventiveness of this as it was derived from only one flower head and I have taken the trouble to emphasise each flower with a slim black line round its edge. She would have preferred slightly more room round the edge of the flowers, I disagree with her on that point.

 

The winning set of images from this competition can be seen here

 

Competition Folder Update - 3/5

BUNCH OF FIVE

Competiton Theme: Creative

 

The judge liked the inventiveness of this as it was derived from only one flower head and I have taken the trouble to emphasise each flower with a slim black line round its edge. She would have preferred slightly more room round the edge of the flowers, I disagree with her on that point.

 

The winning set of images from this competition can be seen here

 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 7 Feb 2018, 00:14
I am with you on this, Brian...it is inventive, strong, and you have left just the right amount of black space around the objects.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
I really love this, Brian! And I agree with you and Ray - more space would have been wasted space!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
Jolie couleurs éclatantes.
Well done, Brian, in spite of what the judge thinks.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 7 Feb 2018, 06:38
This is very colourful and inventive Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, all from one single flower.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Feb 2018, 06:54
It's all a matter of taste, Brian. I prefer both of you pictures so far
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Feb 2018, 07:50
I agree to disagree with Hazel. Personally, I think this is quite creative. I have taken a look at the club page. Those are 5 great pictures.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Feb 2018, 08:13
Very clever, Brian. It must be time consuming to draw around the edges of the flowers and require a steadier hand than I have.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. I'm assuming you have Photoshop, I am sending you my PSD working file via WeTransfer and you can see how this was put together from one single flower head. The black line is done with Edit/Stroke on each layer.
I like this. If I was to make a criticism then the flower top right has been vignetted a bit and makes the picture slightly unbalanced
Brian Walbey: I get what you mean although it hasn't been vignetted as such, the centre flower has slightly darker petals at the bottom and when I turned it upside down for the right hand flowers the darker bits got moved to the top, the bottom left flower looks much the same at then bottom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Feb 2018, 08:29
I think you did a great job here and I love the flowers. And a judge is hard to please I think...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. You will no doubt see my email about the judge later on.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Feb 2018, 12:45
I admire your treatment.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, it took quite a while in Photoshop to sort this one out, it is all from one single flowerhead.
I love the black line very much. I agree with the judge for exactly the same reason as yesterday. Tight crops lose out when they are to be framed.
Brian Walbey: As I said in my notes I rather wanted it this way, when it was presented as a mounted print inside a 'cutout' there was a thin area of black still on show outside the white border, if you view this on SC against white background you can see what I mean.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Feb 2018, 15:38
They seem incredibly bright Brian.
Brian Walbey: I pumped up the colour strength to make it stand out against the black background better.
I do not know who to agree with, but I like the image anyway.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Claudio.
Nicely done, Brian - perhaps we should start a SC competition smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 25 Apr 2018, 17:41
i seem to have missed it from before, Brian - thank you for pointing this beautiful shot once more!
Brian Walbey: I'm pleased you like it Ayush, thanks.

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