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A Warm Spot by bukephalas A Warm Spot by bukephalas
Van Dusen Gardens, BC, Canada
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wytrvn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
:shrug: MY only quibble with the picture has to do with the border. The white line is out of sync with the lovely golds. Perhaps a greenish yellow or pale pumpkin would suit it better? :handshake:
On a lighter note... I'd love to have this in puzzle form (atleast 1,000 pieces!) What fun!! :D
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
I took off the border entirely and just added a small sig. Hope that it looks better now...I just decided to go with no border for now. Some of the prints are edged in black as a bleed edge/matting, but some of them have no border, so people can choose whichever they like. ;)
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wytrvn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup::D
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
haha! great idea! ok, i'll have a look at what i can do w/ the border. i agree, the white is annoying. but i tried plain black and wasn't happy with that either. sometimes i'm just in too much of a rush to post ;)
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wytrvn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
;) I know just what you mean. Last night I posted a pic after trying it with several borders, then went back to photoshop to desaturate it & finally reposted! :giggle:
BTW, your photos of Maiko lured me into spending the entire afternoon researching them & kimonos! THX :D
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
haha! interesting, glad to know the photos provoked something :)
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wytrvn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
Like most giajin, I'm fascinated by Japanese culture. I learned a lot today! :blowkiss:
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
:)
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aartvocado Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Student Photographer
I like this shot Kate.I think the composition and the elements are right but it needs work in the colour and some burning and dodging.It is a busy shot but that's not a bad thing it's challenging!
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
ha ha ;). thanks for the input. what would you suggest as to the burning/dodging... i mean which parts would you do each to?
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aartvocado Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Student Photographer
for a start I would go to color balance and take out a bit of yellow and add a bit of green then have a good look at the detail on the grass and the leaves in front(how to get some more contrast here for definition-select the red of the leaves with magic wand[doesn't have to all and adjust sat/levels/gamma].Dodge the bench some,burn the shadow in the tree leaves and dodge their highlights.Burn the reflection of red and yellow and all shadow reflection.when dodging and burning keep the exposure about 10% with a soft brush and don't just work in the midtone range.Go on!!Get in there and have fun!:nod:
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
wow...that sounds intimidating. if i get any time i will definitely try it...but i may use that time instead for taking more pictures! :D

thank you so much for putting the time into telling me...i will try to have a go sometime. :)
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aartvocado Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Student Photographer
The thing about photoshop Kate is getting started.Not intimidating but once you start using the tools it flows and you go back and forth and adjust and tweek and WOW you have the image you really wanted all along.Be subtle.It also teaches your mind to look at the shot in deeper way,to see more initially.;)
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
:D

true. on the other hand, i think the part about being 'subtle' is very important. :)
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aartvocado Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Student Photographer
well yeh!!!!which is why I said it!!!:O
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bethwaukee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006   Photographer
the warm light is great! very nice.
if you don't mind a little constructive criticism...the composition is a bit cluttered, and i think it might be b/c of the reflection of the plants in the water competing with the lily pads. i have this same problem with autumn shots - i see the beautiful scene and want to get all of it. still a nice shot though. :nod:
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
thanks, i appreciate that very much. even though i've put 'advanced critique' on every deviation, this is the first piece of useful advice i've had in a REALLY long time, and i really do appreciate it.
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bethwaukee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006   Photographer
I wish more people would give some helpful critiques. I put it on every deviation, too, but i rarely get anything more than "good job".
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Jaurey Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006   Photographer
I agree, love the way the light plays off of everything.. Nice shot!
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
thank you! :hug:
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BLueSkybutterfly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006   Photographer
very nice :)
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
thank you :)
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BLueSkybutterfly Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006   Photographer
you're welcome
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canadiangirlskickash Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
damn your good!
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bukephalas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
thank you :)
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canadiangirlskickash Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome
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