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Still Life

Still Life
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Copyright: Robert Smith (bobsmith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 360 N: 126] (1886)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-15
Categories: Experimental
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-01-07 10:29
Viewed: 953
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Still life. The photographer has plenty of time and controls all the elements.He controls the focus, the depth of field, the exposure, the light. He can take his time and choose the best point if view. So why isn't it so easy?
When I can't take any photos outside I resort to still life indoors. I particularly Like this one because of the light. It was simply placed by the window with the light coming from the side.

Aperture priority, f8, 50mm, ISO 100

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Hats off, Robert, it's a spetacle of light, colors, details and clarity.
Flawless and wonderful.


You have taken this simple pic with great innovative way and you have also added water drops which played a vital role here.


Hi bob, not a bad result for a day of weather induce playing. Nice light, especially on the blooms. Did you blur the bg? Fiona

Classical still life
You certainly found the perfect rose. And the whole set up is obviously very well planned. A bit like your x-mas photo. lighting just right, the BG is cloth, I believe. Really nifty.
IF I should say some more, then I'd say that the vase is too big for the 1 rose and it almost sends the main motive in exile.
It's ofcourse a matter of taste, as we have said to oneanother before. But I'd have chosen a differently colored piece of cloth. Something further from the vase... maybe the complementary of the warm yellow / orange: a pale blue / dove blue?
Apart from all that, you did a splendid capture.
Cheers Frank

Take care.

Hello Bob,
I might have used some sort of reflector just to add a little light on the LHS of the vase,which is only a minor thought about this well conceived and nicely presented shot.
Whilst the water droplets may not suit everybody they work well for me.
Regards Les.

Hi Bob

I think you did very well here. A very clear and sharp still life, with great colours, and I like the lighting very much.

I have however done a workshop, where I have tried to remove the marks after folding in the fabric that you have used as background. But thats just me being picky. A great shot!

The beauty tell a story by this image,
indeed the beautiful life as always is going on have a good evening and well done ROBERT SMITH

Salam dear Robert,

HAPPY 2015 , **

What a beautiful artwork here ,excellent and different shot that we see in this site,

excellent work and Thanks!

Thanks for useful WS and notes,

Kind Regards, ***

Hi Robert! A beautifull peace of art! Well done. Regards Csabi


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