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In the sea breeze.

I've posted the original shot and the processing notes in the forum for anyone who wants the technical stuff.

comments (24)

  • Kay
  • 3 Aug 2007, 00:13
Jose, this is exceptionally beautiful. I love everything about this image; its softness, colors, treatment, etc. Likey for me.
pixelpixie: Thanks again Kay, getting harder to find the harebells now as summer slips away and it being so wet, so I'm very happy to have this as a memento.
You know flower shots aren't my thing, Duckie, but I really like this! smile
pixelpixie: Lol, I wouldn't have guessed! Really pleased you like it though smile
  • Dudee
  • Purwokerto-Indonesia
  • 3 Aug 2007, 00:23
pixelpixie: Thank-you so much Dudee. You have some wonderful shots in your archive - you need to post more!
Really beautiful image.
pixelpixie: Thanks again bridge, I'm really pleased you're liking my flower pics.
Dreamy shot. I like the shallow DOF.
pixelpixie: Cheers Martin, lol, I've got to get my money's worth out of this new lens!
Beautiful image, with all your "trademark" qualities- delicacy, glorious colour, just the right amount of detail and edgy crop. I've been toying with it for ages wondering if I would shave a wee bit off the left edge, but then it wouldn't look like one of your specials, it would just be ordinary! Joins the series!
pixelpixie: Lol, a wee bit off the top edge wouldn't have come a miss but I have to have all that is to the left wink - that's me! The original shot wasn't anything special you know - I came clean and posted it in the forums with the raw file processing.
such a beautiful, sleepy blue...love the soft delicacy of these flowers in that soft open space..they look like they are swaying in a warm summer breeze.
pixelpixie: They were Suzanne but it was so grey and dull, I had to replicate how I saw them in my mind (I posted the original shot in the forum with the raw file adjustments) rather than post it how it was.
  • Steve
  • 3 Aug 2007, 06:56
Beautiful colours and softness
pixelpixie: Thanks very much Steve - sorry to be replying so belatedly.
  • paul
  • 3 Aug 2007, 09:04
simply superb (and superbly simply!)
pixelpixie: Thank-you Paul - is today's daisy triptych any better than yesterday's lonesome one?
What a beautiful, delicate image with such clarity of colour I love the shallow depth of field and agree with David about the composition.
pixelpixie: Thanks Ingrid. I think David has a point but it would be to shave just a little of the top edge - all that lefthand space is sacred!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 3 Aug 2007, 14:12
You realize, Jose Ann, that this would make a great set on the wall...or as greeting cards!

You definitely have a signature touch about you!!!
pixelpixie: That Ginnie is a lovely thing to say. I did wonder if I could gather enough flowery images of a similar feel together, whether to approach a card manufacturer - I'll let you know if I managed to do it!
simply amazing, a LIKEY!!!

and Ginnie is right, pefect for the wall!! A Huge print, I would do, but then again I like bold things.
pixelpixie: That's lovely of you to say Patrick. Sorry for being so behind in replying. smile
  • Max Black
  • exposing lower limbs to air.
  • 3 Aug 2007, 15:42
You are going to have to start sharing out the Pp stuff, its the law in these parts you know! Hey I like this and I don't like flower shots!
pixelpixie: I'll email you a before shot (which looks very, very average) with what I did. I was rather taken aback with the response to this. If you don't like flower shots, I feel very complimented indeed. Thank-you!
  • Lilith
  • sculpting
  • 3 Aug 2007, 18:58
Beautiful cool blue. I had some of these in my garden but they have gone over now.
pixelpixie: Thank-you Lilith, I really enjoyed capturing the Harebells and I'm sad now that they are all going over here too. I think it's rained everyday except once this week so I don't expect to find any when I re-visit this spot again.
Really, really lovely photo.....so soft.
pixelpixie: Thank-you so much Mary smile
Interesting Shot!
pixelpixie: Thank-you Chacha and thank-you for your visit too.
  • Alistair
  • - back home
  • 4 Aug 2007, 10:02
Beautifully delicate, much like yourself, blush.
You certainly have an eye for an original take on a familiar subject. Have you ever seen John Blakemore's work?
pixelpixie: Such a lovely thing to say - and I'm blushing now too.

John Blakemore, yes I know his work, I'm a big fan. Wasn't it he who did a lot of black and white stuff of trees and woods, trying to catch the wind? Rather I should say he was photographing the wind and using the trees to express it.
  • cara
  • 4 Aug 2007, 18:44
i love the colors and the softness. very nice.
pixelpixie: Thank-you very much Cara and thank-you for visiting too.
  • Polly
  • 4 Aug 2007, 20:46
really fantastic. reminds me of a water color!
pixelpixie: Thanks Polly and thanks for your visit too smile
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 6 Aug 2007, 00:07
Another simple but effective image, looks great.
pixelpixie: Thanks Les - we have a beautiful coastline round here don't we wink
This picture is very calming. I almost feel like drifting off to sleep just looking at it. Well done!
pixelpixie: What a lovely thing to say Bisola, thank-you!
Really is a very nice look. I like very much this.
pixelpixie: Thanks once again!
  • mal
  • 7 Aug 2007, 23:40
don't normally like flowery stuff but you have captured a mood with this. mal
pixelpixie: Lol,I can see I'm going to have to post something with a ghostly figure in it!
i still keep coming back to this one. very nice indeed smile
pixelpixie: Thanks deji, you couldn't pay me a bigger compliment than that!

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