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Re: A Feather Dropped From the Swamp Geisha's Fan

Post by minniev » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:47 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:35 pm
I am following this series with great interest. I love all of them! But indeed the key element is that deeply etched nearly black ice, and I just went back and reread each post, looked carefully at each picture, and I can't see where anyone has remarked on the earlier fallen red geisha leaves now under the ice but still shining forth. They contribute a violet hue where they come through, blending with the startling reflected-sky-blue of the ice. I'm only remarking on them because I think they are an important part of the overall picture but no one else seems to have noticed, at least not mentioned. :angel:
Yes, the lost leaves embedded in the ice are a big attraction for me. There will be more of them in my ice series.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:02 pm

minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:03 pm
This single red leaf was all that was left of the Shy Tree's flamboyant foliage, and it got caught in an interesting ice formation so I had to try with it. I'm not satisfied, so if you have ideas, please share or show an edit. Maybe a crop from the bottom? I dunno.
My reaction: pixie hat, not a perfect leaf, so leave the leaf as is. No effort at a silk purse. The ice is too dark for me (!); can it be lightened up? I would leave the framing as is or do it square, but keep the leaf in the center. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:25 am

minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:03 pm
This single red leaf was all that was left of the Shy Tree's flamboyant foliage, and it got caught in an interesting ice formation so I had to try with it. I'm not satisfied, so if you have ideas, please share or show an edit. Maybe a crop from the bottom? I dunno.
I love this, and please keep the leaf as-is, but the moment I saw this I knew I loved it but wondered if it needed more. S-
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Post by minniev » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:29 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:25 am
minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:03 pm
This single red leaf was all that was left of the Shy Tree's flamboyant foliage, and it got caught in an interesting ice formation so I had to try with it. I'm not satisfied, so if you have ideas, please share or show an edit. Maybe a crop from the bottom? I dunno.
I love this, and please keep the leaf as-is, but the moment I saw this I knew I loved it but wondered if it needed more. S-
Thank you for jazzing up the crinkled little “found” leaf. She look more impressive.
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