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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:09 pm

My story intent:
With fresh snowfall, I always enjoy seeing the forgotten apples, still so red and - from a distance - attractive. Could they be auditioning for a new job - Christmas tree ornaments? :D

Composition feedback, technical feedback/suggestions, advice for next time? Many thanks!
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:41 pm

For me I would not change a thing. The composition is strong, the colors subtle except for the apples, indeed auditioning for the role (one wonders if that's where the idea of Christmas balls came from? Hmmm). I don't know if I would know, or care, what it was without the title. It is a lovely, evocative scene. (OK)
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:53 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:41 pm
For me I would not change a thing. The composition is strong, the colors subtle except for the apples, indeed auditioning for the role (one wonders if that's where the idea of Christmas balls came from? Hmmm). I don't know if I would know, or care, what it was without the title. It is a lovely, evocative scene. (OK)
Thank you very much, Chuck! I'm very pleased to know the image works for you.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:28 am

The image is super contrasty and almost black and white but then there are those beautiful apples!

The image is already framed so I say leave it, the story told! It's a wonderful piece of art! S-
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:13 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:28 am
The image is super contrasty and almost black and white but then there are those beautiful apples!

The image is already framed so I say leave it, the story told! It's a wonderful piece of art! S-
Thank you Steve! The contrast started as a pp experiment (pushing the white slider in levels) and ended being just what my right brain sees when I find still-colorful apples on trees after first snows of the season.
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Post by minniev » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:58 pm

Very nice interpretation, Linda. The lack of detail in the snow works well here to emphasize the rich colors you've imparted to the apples. And of course that wonderful receding row gives the image a vanishing point that anchors the composition. Very appealing image.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:33 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Thank you Steve! The contrast started as a pp experiment (pushing the white slider in levels) and ended being just what my right brain sees when I find still-colorful apples on trees after first snows of the season.
I was taken back by it at first thinking you had taken up painting! S-
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:14 pm

minniev wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Very nice interpretation, Linda. The lack of detail in the snow works well here to emphasize the rich colors you've imparted to the apples. And of course that wonderful receding row gives the image a vanishing point that anchors the composition. Very appealing image.
Much appreciated, Minnie!
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I was taken back by it at first thinking you had taken up painting! S-
I dabbled in watercolors very briefly several years ago :)
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:58 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:14 pm
I dabbled in watercolors very briefly several years ago :)
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