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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby Charles Haacker » Fri May 26, 2017 2:01 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Thanks for the comments.

From today's batch that I brought into my studio. Taken with north light and a single reflector. 100m macro lens, sometimes at f2.8 or stopped down.

This one strongly reminds me of a Weston bell pepper. There is so much more there than "just" a calla lily. And thanks for giving insight into your lighting. I am very much a keep-it-simple man.
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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Fri May 26, 2017 2:25 pm

Thanks Charles for your time and comments. That Weston Pepper is Iconic! Just think, back in the 70's we could have bought that image for cheap. ;-)

Yesterday's Calla Lily, This mornings photoshop play.

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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby minniev » Fri May 26, 2017 11:34 pm

Thank you for continuing to share your calla lily project. I will never get tired of it. Each one is a unique artwork, including "Yesterday's" which is one of my favorites in the set. Exquisite toning, and a great visual puzzle.
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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sat May 27, 2017 2:36 pm

This mornings photoshop play.
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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby St3v3M » Mon May 29, 2017 9:37 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Yesterday's Calla Lily 05/23/17 This mornings photoshop play.

I love the feeling of movement. Well done! S-
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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby minniev » Mon May 29, 2017 11:47 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:This mornings photoshop play.


Now that is a cool play in PS - very painterly, full of flow and motion. A pleasing addition.

And now that we've come this far, I want to say I like the way you're using this thread to make an album of sorts for us, of a theme. That's something for all of us to consider when we have a project we're pursuing.
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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Wed May 31, 2017 10:14 pm

Today's batch of Calla Lilies. Warning, Nudity involved.
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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby St3v3M » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:19 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Today's batch of Calla Lilies. Warning, Nudity involved.

I like her dark hair against to bright white lilies, and I love her expression, but I'm not sure I like the model and the flowers. It's not they don't work well together, and they would definitely work well on their own. At first, I thought it might be the position of the flowers, but with a deeper look I think they blend too closely to the color of her skin and are lost to the image, but maybe that's the point. Art is a fickle thing, never wrong, never right, but always an expression of the artist soul.

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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:00 am

From today's viewing of a new batch of Calla Lilies.
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Re: My Calla Lily Season 2017

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:05 pm

Another view from yesterday.
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