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Old September 19th, 2017, 01:42 PM
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I did a short shoot today and I was totally taken in by the reflection of this pear in a silver champagne goblet.





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Old September 19th, 2017, 02:32 PM
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Ha, neat Maggie! The subject placement choice is interesting.
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Old September 19th, 2017, 06:18 PM
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Ha, neat Maggie! The subject placement choice is interesting.
Thank you, Tom. The empty space just sort of means that nothing else is needed :-D
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Old September 19th, 2017, 09:35 PM
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I liked the concept behind the shot and has been captured very clearly. Nice one!
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Old September 20th, 2017, 08:34 AM
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I liked the concept behind the shot and has been captured very clearly. Nice one!
Thank you so much, Roshni! :-) Maggie
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Old September 20th, 2017, 09:17 AM
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Hi

I like the somehow flamish ambience but I'm not satisfied by the positioning.
I guess it would more impressing at the right third of the frame, the pearl a little bit out of the vertical position, the stalk looking to the upper right corner and some more space around it.
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Old September 20th, 2017, 09:57 AM
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I did a short shoot today and I was totally taken in by the reflection of this pear in a silver champagne goblet.





I think we mean "Flemish" sensibility here. But then, Maggie consider some fabric with either lace edges or folds on the right and some deep mahogany contrasting wood edge in the shadows.

Not that anything needs to be done to make this successful! Just that if we dare to go into rate balanced the world of the masters, then your own skills in fabrics might clinch the effect!

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Old September 20th, 2017, 05:45 PM
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Thanks for your comments both Wolfgang and Asher.

When I did this image, I was not thinking of doing anything Flemish, I guess it just happened that way. I was actually shooting with white cloths and at one point noticed that the pear was completely reflected in the silver goblet. I then did this very shoot on light wood, but I didn't like it... I wanted it really bare so put a black background under it and loved it that way.

Of course, it is not the conventional way and there would be nothing wrong with that, but I actually love it as is. It's as shot with only a slight selective sharpening on the stalk and I fell in love with it. Would it be better otherwise, maybe and probably, but it won't happen with this shot.

Sorry guys, thanks anyways for the suggestions.

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I did a short shoot today and I was totally taken in by the reflection of this pear in a silver champagne goblet.







Maggie,

My comments did not mean anything "should" be done, just that knowing your skills with pastel colors, I wondered how all this happened.

Fabulous and you give me new old ideas! Stealing is bad, but if one is going to do that, then take only from the best!

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Old September 22nd, 2017, 09:56 PM
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Wonderful image! I like the composition and contrast of this. It does feel a tad out of balance to me though. I would crop a tich of the top to make it the same as the bottom if it were mine.
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Old September 23rd, 2017, 07:33 AM
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I like it very much.
It looks a bit as if it was light painted..
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Old September 25th, 2017, 03:55 AM
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Interesting.

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Old September 25th, 2017, 02:07 PM
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No problem.. it's a Canadian thing! :-D
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Wonderful image! I like the composition and contrast of this. It does feel a tad out of balance to me though. I would crop a tich of the top to make it the same as the bottom if it were mine.
That actually seems like a good idea. Thanks :-) Maggie
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Old September 25th, 2017, 02:12 PM
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Maggie,

My comments did not mean anything "should" be done, just that knowing your skills with pastel colors, I wondered how all this happened.

Fabulous and you give me new old ideas! Stealing is bad, but if one is going to do that, then take only from the best!

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As for how this happened; well, it just did. I try not to confine myself to one thing but you are right, the cyans seem to creep in quite often. :-)
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I like it very much.
It looks a bit as if it was light painted..
Now that you have said it, it does give that impression. I've done some light-painting before but this is not. Thank you though! :-) Maggie
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Interesting.

Best.
Interesting is good, I think.

All the best to you also, Fahim!
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