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Bubbles, Balls and Balsam

Bubbles, Balls and Balsam
著作権: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
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メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2007-12-19
カテゴリー: Artwork
カメラ: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3)
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 80-89 (III), Friday theme 2007/12/21 "3B", Christmas Belles, Greeting Cards [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2007-12-21 4:10
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I actually took two photos with different backgrounds and could not decide which I liked better for my answer to Helen's 3B challenge. I prefer the darker background, but for many folks my darker images seem too dark! So I will post the second one in the workshop.

Tech: shot in RAW, converted and resized without cropping, framed and signed

Wishing you all the very merriest of Christmases!

Thanks for looking

juyona, Royaldevon, dareco, vandana2923, shelbeesmom, Marylou, mvdisco, Jens, ioana_tm, JohnTulip, Urfaust, milas, machinelove, eqshannon, Werewolf, Refugee, MLINES, c_rapp, Emma has marked this note useful
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To Freddie: teetotalingSilke 3 12-21 09:53

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-12-21 4:23]

Both images are super Silke. Very creative and attractive. Lovely for a Christmas card just the way you have presented it. Excellent.
Warm Regards

hello!beauty christmas atmosphere!fantastic capture!tfs

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-12-21 4:39]

Hola Silke,
sensacional compo,
detalles y realizacion...
buen gusto en la presentacin...

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-12-21 5:05]

Hi Silke,

Happy holidays! I like very much how you processed the photo. It is very neat and the color combination is so good. TFS.


Hello Silke,

I can see the problem, they are both excellent shots but like you, I just prefer the one with the dark b/g. It has more of the mystery of the evening and smacks of excitement! That is taking nothing away from this posting which fits the theme perfectly, is sharp and beautifully composed. They are both presented with great skill!

(I had a similar problem. My hushand thought my contribution was a little dark and preferred my other shot. I just followed instinct as I really wanted to portray the cosy warmth of Christmas Night!)

Have a very happy Christmas my friend,
Bev :-)

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-12-21 6:09]

I actually like both pictures although I think I prefer this background. A very elegant picture! TFS

Hahaha! Love the set-up. Very good composition. Exposure is well managed. I like the border design. I'm a teetotaler :) but I like juices! :)
Merry Christmas!
Freddie :)

Hello SIlke,
I liked the worskshop one.
It lifts those bright colors.
Mary Christmas.

Mah-velous dah-ling! This is so pretty! I love the gold tones, I did like the other one too, but this one is classy! Nice post!
B-) see you soon!!!

Hi Silke
A nice theme, no horrible shadows, can I have wine in mine next time.
Happy Christmas

Hello Sike.
Cheers to that.! Proost.!
Lovely and well done picture.
Best wishes to you too.

Bravo , beau concept , belle id馥 original et le choix des couleurs des boules bien r馭l馗hi

Hi Silky,
Lovely composition and nice presentation,
Bel arrangement des F黎es,
Christmas beauty creative very well done.
Happy Holidays..

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-12-21 11:01]

Hello Silke
I think I like the WS one better!
Nice idea for the theme... well put together and photographed


Hello Silke,
I agree, I love the Dark background better myself, it seems almost romantic ( or maybe thats just me missing my guy..:o)
Anyhow nice addition to the theme, very creative! Love that sprig of balsam to add to the mix! TFS

Hello Silke

This is really lovely, a super POV well shot with excellent light, colour tones and sharpness.

TFS regards Helen

hello silke
jolie cette pr駸entation, bonne nettet, belles couleurs et surtout bonne id馥
f駘icitations, bon no駘 a toi

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-12-21 11:30]

Hi Silke
Great creativity, beautiful capture, very well presented, superb light and sharpness.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Hi dear friend,
great posting for Helen's theme. I have the same "problem" like you about the "too dark" :))) I love dark BG and I will always do :)) So, the WS it's exactly on my taste. I think that a dark BK or frame emphasize the details. Anyway, I like very much your posting. Congrats my dear!
Best wishes and happy X-mas!

Hallo Silke,
ein schnes Bild. Gute Kompo und Farben. Ich habe auch das Foto aus dem WS gesehen, mir gef舁lt der dunkle Hintergrund besser, aber das ist Geschmackssache. Gut gemacht!


Hi Silke,
I too prefer the dark version! Simply because the light on the glass and the balls seems better... and with that so do the colors.
Nice job on both!

Merry Christmas!


It's good to be Alive... Patrick Hernandez...
it feel well with that scene... Sorry it's in my own buble with the ipod in maximum of volume on that incredible sound with my some now Panasonic headset start at 15 herz... Ho what a Bass!!!
I see that i want to shake your hand a simple kiss it's totally christmass time!
I arrive from a good party...
In photo it's fascinating.. Even the distance the image can bring the emotion... Sometime,,, Don't you believe...

Beutiful colors and light.
Well composed and presented. TFS.
Hugs to Roy and you


hi silke, seaons greeting to you! what a great title this is! this is sharp as a tack with great colors and composition, well done, thanks scott

wonderful contribute to the friday theme, Silke!! it's elegant!! it's full of christmast feelings!! lovely, adorable!!.. in this case i prefer white BG... it's more appropriate to christmast!! good post, Brava!
ciao Marco

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-12-22 1:13]

Hi my friend,

Both BG looks fantastic. Lovely composition and very creative and innovative idea.



Hello Silke :)

What an elegant composition ! Very nice presentation, details and light. Really good taste :o)
Well framed and nice message, TFS.

:) later

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-12-22 4:41]

merhaba myfriend Silke...
I liked the worskshop one...
superb colors and detail..bravo..

I vote for the dark BG - looks richer (what ever that means) the contrast between glass, content and background is more appealing to my eye. Thanks for sharing both.


An elegant and artistic composition Silke.
The workshop version is my fave and is perfect!
Another wonderful Holiday scene.
Great work - Vincent

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-12-22 7:07]

Hello Silke, nice Christmas card and great contribution to the theme. Very good idea and very well done. Thanks !


Exquisite Silke..I wonder if you shall ever see this note..too many nice comments...add mine!
Bob ..and come back to TN too!

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-12-22 10:42]

Hi Silke
I wish you a very happy mery chrismas.
This is a very atmosphre photo.
Gr Jos

I cannot decide Silke, the dark version is attractive but there seems more detail in the lighter version. Lovely colour and detail and a perfect frame. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on 舛hristmas 2007

Hello Silke..>
Very well capture and lovely composition and very fine details,good sharpness and framed..>Excellent!!



A delicate still life with the seasonal touch...
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

hello Silke

Merry Christmas

nice composition for these happy days



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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-12-25 11:35]

Hi Silke. You have taken many fine photos of bottle and glassware and this is one of the best! Beautiful clarity and set up. Best wishes for Xmas. Murray.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-12-26 18:19]

Beautifully set up wonderful colors and great idea. Beautiful. TFS

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-12-27 5:42]

Hello Silke,
Mad color gradation. Class picture, pleases me very well.
Well done.

Hello Silke, this is a great still life image! And like you, I much prefer the darker bg because the christmas balls stand out much more.
And it is really not too dark for my screen.

Very well done! Happy Holidays, Yan
ps: And thank you very much for your visit in "Holiday Wishes" :)

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