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Flowers II

Flowers II
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Copyright: Mujahid Awais (Mujahid-Awais) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 901 W: 137 N: 599] (5553)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-10
Categories: Artwork
Camera: 10D, Sigma 50/2.8 Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-03 11:03
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 129
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am learner in still life photography. You suggestions are welcome for improvements.
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This is beautiful!

Very nice still life. Well composed, with beautiful lighting and colors.


Hola amigo.
Bellas flores.
Me encanta la fotografía de flores y esta está muy bien tomada.
Hasta pronto, Milvio.

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2008-09-03 11:18]

A.o.A Mujahid Bhai,
Its a beautiful Artwork Congratulations!
It'd be more beautiful if u would have added stems along with the flowers on the table :)


Nice shot! I don't know how you are a beginner - this is a very nice shot! Congrats!

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  • BT123 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 5 N: 143] (985)
  • [2008-09-03 11:44]

This one is great arrangements of the flowers and good composition. The colours and the background are just as great. Well Done

Hi Mujahid,

The dark background and dark frame work very well, the flowers seem to jump out the screen, very nice arrangement.


Hi Mujahid
beautiful composition, and perfectly blended images

Salam Mujahid. Nicely done macro on still life. TFS regards - Adil.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-09-03 12:33]
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Hola amigo,
really select this work,
light and original details,
The perfection in the flowers,
(I believe they are artificial)
but it is a magnificent composition.
saludos Mujahid

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-09-03 12:36]
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I don't know about the gradient in the backdrop, Mujahid. Jpeg compression seems to create bands in it, so I think an even dark-grey or black background would work better.
Are those sand dunes you used as a backdrop? Nice... but the flowers seem to hover over them, which doesn't work really well for me. The basket is ok, but it is very obvious the two flowers (well, 2 copies of one flower) are pasted in.
The light on the flowers and basket is very well handled, I must say. Lovely.

Hello Mujahid!

Simple but beautiful work. I love the luminosity and color balance..

A detailed note would be useful on how you did this montage.

There is one thing bothering me a bit. At a glance it seems you copied the lower right flower and pasted it twice on your sandy surface. Personnally, I think it was not necessary to add these. They just break the natural beauty of the bouquet.


Salam Bro,
Very impressive still life study.TFS.
Happy holy month of Ramadan to you and your family..


Good work. Nice colour..
Well done. Thanks for sharring.


Hi Mujahid
Very nice composition,lovely colours,excellent lighting and sharpnes.

Wonderful work my friend,and nice flowers!Congratulations!

Olá, Mujahid,
Lindas flores com um discreta iluminação e uma simples e agradável moldura. Parabéns!

Wow ! this image is soft, i like the light very much in it, you did a great composition!

It is said that "proper contrasting turns red-orange into an expression of feverish, belligerent passion. If the orange is deepened to dark brown, the fire of the red flares with a dry heat. It is only in contrast with black that fire red develops its utmost unconquerable, demonic passion." , So In my opinion, leaving the background all dark would be better. Leaving one or three flowers outside is more artistic than two. Very interesting experiment. I will be waiting for your next post. TFS

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-09-03 21:09]

Assalamualaikum Bro,

you did well on the composition here but those two pasted flowers don't seem to work well. perhaps one flower is enough, or two of different set.


hello Mujahid;
I like it, lovely shot and beautiful colours
pozdrawiam Karolina

ciao Mujahid..
composition and managment of light here are perfect!! so poetic.. and artistic captured!! many thanks
ciao Marco

Dance of light with shadow,
dance of red with black
Amazing composition and clarity
Selahattin E

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-09-04 0:45]

Dear Mujahid,
It is a wonderful capture.
Perfect colours.
Friendly Greetings

I like the soft warm light on the scene. Very good quality too.
Best wishes,

Hi Mujahid,
excellent still life worl my dear friend,
colours, light are just great here,
welldone and tfs,

Hi Mujahid,
Well ..... it surely doesn't look like a "my first still life" image !!
I like the exposure and colors very much .... and I'm sorry for not having tips to make it even better.

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  • hama Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 0 N: 74] (1454)
  • [2008-09-04 11:43]
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Mujahid Bhai,
A wonderful still life, lovely sharp red color and the dark background, every thing is just fantastic,

With your due permission I am downloading this shot to reproduce it on the canvas in oil color.


Olá Mujahid,

Um lindo arranjo floral e cores quentes e vivas!

:) tomorrow

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2008-09-04 17:25]

Hi Mujahid,
Great composition. Nice light.
Well Done

Best Regards,

Hi Mujahid,

I am a learner in still life as well. I think you just must make a lot of them and then see what pleases you - for me, I would think one flower next to the basket would be enough, then it would look as if it was fellen of the basket, now it looks as if you put them there.

The light in your pictures is always wonderful.


I very much like this still composition. I am impressed with your pp skills, layers give me griefs. As mentioned by others, a uniform dark b/g IMHO would be more effective. Good day! Danilo

The light, exposure of the subject and the composition are superb Mujahid. Excellent work my friend.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-09-05 5:54]

Hello Mujahid
Most admirable is the setup!...and your control of light!
A natural sense of artistic composition lives in you!!
Best regards.

hi Mujahid

Your pp work is always very impressive. I can say this is a superb macro of still life. Just a minor comment. Your pp work especially the layer for background - I prefer a full monotone and take away the diagonal part at the right side. The light is just a little UE but still not affecting the overall effect.

A fine TL post.

tfs, bill

Hi dear Mujahid,
Very nice shot .
It has great light.

Kind regards

beautiful Artwork Congratulations

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-09-05 10:50]

Wow,Excellent presentation the beautiful Artificial flowers.
Amanzing colours,sharpnes and light.

Selam Mujahid,
Excellent still life composition and colours.
Beautiful exposure and sharpness.TFS.

Hi Mujahid..this is a beautiful shot...you are really great at lighting. How do you set the lights up or are you using layer masks to highlight certain areas?



Hi dear friend,
Nice idea. I like the colors and light in it.
Also the background is wonderful.
What about PP work? How did you made it?
Have a lovely WE.

hello Mujahid,

i think this is perfect.. the sharpness and detail are excellent.. and so are your beautiful bg.. wonderful light coming from the right.. well done.. very good work.. tfs..

regards, terry

Hi Mujahid
really I m not so fan of flower photos
but I like your work and the quality of it
Very nice

Hello Mujahid,

I think you are turning into an artist ... in the painting sense, I mean. This looks very much like a painting. I like darkness behind the basket of flowers but how the light begins to emerge at the r/h side.

Your basket of flowers is beautifully lit and well positioned in the frame. You appear to have copied and pasted two flowers on the surface. That is fine, but I don't feel they would have fallen so parallel and add a little artificiality to the shot. I feel, it would have been better to have free rotated them somewhat. Some notes would have been a great boon my friend, then it is easier to criticise positively.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Mujahid Hi:
Marvelous and beautiful of still life flowere
Amazing color and detail
Very artistically presented
Congratulations, very nicely composed and presented

Hello Mujahid

A beautiful picture, as a painting!
Composition pleasant, subtle and delicate.
This one is great arrangements of the flowers and good composition, I adore this!
Congratulations, very well composed!


Hi Mujahid. You are an excellent artist. Fabuolouse work. Great sharp and light management. My regards.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-09-08 12:53]

Your abilties of trying different things are highly developed my friend!

Hi, Mujahid, great photo, composition is good, colors are amazing, and everything looks excellent...

lovely shot my frien well composed

Beautiful light, rich colours and background. I'm no expert in still life either, so all I can do is make an observation - to me it's a very good shot.

Great composition, great background, good work. Best Regards Clanyi

Creative framing, very interesting light and PP. But you must photograph some natural flowers too. I am sure you are going to do a great job.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-09-10 8:38]

Hi Mujahid,
beautiful composition.Great contrast betwewn colours.Well done.TFS.Necla.

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  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2008-09-10 11:00]

Very nice captured and good artwork. It looks like a painting.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2008-09-13 4:49]

Excellent still life Mujahid, the lighting and composition are excellent with the texture of the wood complting the finish.

Hallo Mujahid,
sehr guter Bildaufbau. Toller Hintergrund und Farben.


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  • guava Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 16 N: 18] (796)
  • [2008-09-13 13:45]
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hello Mujahid!

lovely colors and very good composition. but i think the post-processing is a bit excessive, mannered. that gradient behind looks totally artificial. absence of natural background and lightning flattens the picture. was this flower basket originally taken on send? interesting idea!

hope i don't hurt you. just sharing my honest opinion.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2008-09-15 23:06]

hello Mujahid

magnificient composition, this picture has a special beauty, light and colours are really great

I like all you pictures , you give them a special atmosphere



Bonjour Mujahid,

Ce que j'en pense, c'est magnifique, je sais ce n'est pas ton genre, tu es aussi très talentueux dans ce style!!!
Un superbe tableau fleuri!!!!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-09-22 19:53]

Hi Mujahid...
Absolutely fantastic shot and PP work...
Fine colors, image and details...
Well done.
Best regards,

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  • skot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 10 N: 77] (453)
  • [2008-09-30 22:28]
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Hi Mujahid,

You nailed the lighting on the flowers! I can see texture on each petal and you really brought the blossoms our from the background.

Unfortunately, that is where I find some fault. You plant has no anchor point, it seems to float above the tabletop and have no interaction with the background. I would love to see what your original photo looked like, I bet it was superb without the replacement background.

To be honest, I'm not a fan of this style where backgrounds and surfaces are exchanged at a whim, so you can take my comments as you see fit. My opinions are colored by my affinity for more in camera control.

My suggestion to you would be to try and master the image with the background as shot before heading on to superimposing on top of new settings.

I still love your lighting on the flowers, though.


Salam Mujahid,
A fantastic and perfect image like a painting my friend! Superb in all around. TFS and have a nice weekend!


Dear Mujahid Awais!
Amazing flowers.
Wonderful composition.
Fantastic art work.

Olá Mujahid

Delicadas flores em uma simples e bela composição. Parece um quadro de pinturas com cores belíssimas.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-10-30 14:16]

Hello Mujahid! Very composed still life shot, very fine lighting and beautiful colors. Good work!


wow very beautiful well composed still life. nice colors and lighting, well framed too. I think there's no need for suggestion this is already perfect shot for me


Bonjour Mujahid,

Well for a beginer in still life you are very good. I can't wait to see the results when you will say you are getting an expert. Beautifull lighting, nice triangular composition, perfect focus an exposure. Lovely graduated effect on the BG. You should not asked suggestions but give suggestions. Very nice work and TFS.


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-05-25 10:48]

Hi Mujahid,

Beautiful still life...


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