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Fake flowers, same coloured vase close to a similar coloured wall, natural light, boredom, tripod, levels, desaturation, Noise Ninja - that sort of stuff.


Fake flowers, same coloured vase close to a similar coloured wall, natural light, boredom, tripod, levels, desaturation, Noise Ninja - that sort of stuff.

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chunter: Thank you so much for your visit and comment, Alicialee.
  • Astrid
  • the Netherlands
  • 13 Mar 2008, 07:12
Fabulous, I love the colors and the border is a part of the picture, the totall view is a joy to the eye, so deleicate, very nice jobe here.
chunter: Hi Astrid. Thanks so much. It's always nice to know that the images I make appeal to some people.

This was so simple to do, though. My wife arranged these fake flowers in plain ceramic vase to complement the colour of our walls. I simply moved the sofa to make some room near the main window for natural light and started shooting.

For the border I just added some canvas around the image, selected just the additional area and then gradient filled it with two colours selected from within the picture.

The EOS 5D is a full-frame camera, so even at 400 ISO, digital noise is negligible.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 13 Mar 2008, 07:40
Nice harmony of colours, texture, it's a soft image ... Well done !!!
chunter: So good of you to drop in and say such nice things Ann. Thank you.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 13 Mar 2008, 09:01
Oh WOW, Colin. This is totally pleasing to the senses! A LIKEY for me on many levels!!!
chunter: So glad it draws such a favourable response, Ginnie. Sometimes the simplest ideast urn out the best.
...and the outcome is awesome !!
chunter: Awesome! Now that's not a word I hear every day in connection with my work, so I'm delighted that's what it does for you. Thank you so much for saying so.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 13 Mar 2008, 12:38
Boredom can be very productive by the looks of this beautiful capture.
chunter: As per above,it was so simple this didn't alleviate the boredom for long ... so see tomorrow's too, which produced a framed print for my sister-in-law to hang in her home.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Mar 2008, 13:06
Boredom is a great producer of fun and excellent innovative pictures. Excellent composition and presentation.

Stay the distance.
chunter: Oh Louis - "Stay the distance." Now that's put me under pressure. I regret to say that one of my known (to me) failings is inconsistency, which I am trying to overcome but I've still a way to go on that yet. But OK - I'll try harder.

Thanks as ever for your involvement and encouragement.
This is such a simple and soft picture Colin, and thanks for letting us know how you put it together. I love the treatment of the border.
chunter: You're welcome Brian. The simplicity of the subject is also reflected in the simplicity of its production. There was very little for me to do. In fact I think my wife did most of the work by arranging the 'flowers' in the vase.
Make a great greetings card Colin. Superbly executed
chunter: I'd love to make a card out of this, Bill; thanks for that suggestion. It'd probably work quite well or an individual or very small run.

For commercial purposes, though, I would probably need to make several more to give them a variety, so I need to make consistently god images like this. Presently I don't!
  • Ellie
  • damp UK
  • 14 Mar 2008, 00:01
And al together they make a rather beautiful picture, I agree with Bill, somebody'd buy it for a birthday or even a wedding card
chunter: Thanks Ellie. I'll give hat some thought. I've got a temporary job for a couple of weeks just now so it's another project on the back burner for a short while.

All the best.
  • Belen
  • Sweden
  • 29 Apr 2010, 08:59
beautiful colors

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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/100s
aperture f/5.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 70.0mm
Speed DialSpeed Dial