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Oops! I Missed The Pot
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Oops! I Missed The Pot
Oops! I Missed The Pot
This bright blue larkspur pokes up between a pile of clay pots at the Antique Rose Emporium.
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Murry Grigsby
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    The flip tip: When I have a photo with an off-center composition I always flip it horizontally to see if it looks better to me than the way I shot it. Like my post today it seemed better with the blue larkspur flower on the right than the left. Iím not sure if itís because Iím right handed or read text left to right? Of course it wonít work if there is actually text in the photo. If the photo is a full frame reflection I always check to see what a vertical flip looks like also. So donít forget to flip over your best photos.

6/12/2003 5:14:36 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Great image and job, Murry! How do you flip them?

 
Judith G. Secco
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This is one beautiful image, Murry.

I've heard of flipping photos before and have tried it on occasion. It's funny how it really does make a difference in some cases. I just love this composition. Outstanding.

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Either way Murry, it's a great shot. And the color of the flower is outstanding!

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Nicely done Murry, love that blue. I flipped the lilac shot I posted today too!

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Joy and Judy. In Photoshop7 select Image>Rotate Canvas>Flip Canvas horizontally (or vertically).

 
Theresa McCloskey

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I like it flipped to the right also - nice coloring on flower.

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Char and Kathleen.

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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I really like this one Murry, it's great........I like the flower better on right side also.......

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Theresa and Shirley. I wonder if any lefties out there like it better on the left?

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Hi Murry, Learning alot here! Love the blue!!

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Colette.

 
Jill Battaglia
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I'm a lefty, Murry, and I also prefer the flipped version. I flip sometimes too. Just gotta watch out for "words" that would appear backwards. Love the colors and comp in this! Nice work.

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Beautiful shot, Murry! I like the flipped version, too! The color of the flower really stands out against the earth tones of the clay pots!

 
Gina Harmeyer

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I really like this too! I think the flipped version flows better because we read from right to left, so this just seems to flow in the direction you would expect it to. Make sense? Very nice contrast too!

 
Darren K. Fisher
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I like your title along with your composition. Well done job Murry!!

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Murry, flipping the image is a great idea with one. The blue color is awesome with the clay pots and really makes the picture! You always have great ideas and I look forward to seeing what else you have up your Photoshop sleeve!

 
Ellen Peach
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I'm a lefty too and I like the original, but of course it looks great both ways!

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Great job Murry - beautiful image and having the flower on the right was the way to go on this one!!

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Thanks for the tip Murry. I like the texture of the teracotta pots, with the blue flower. Great colour and composition, as well.

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thank you, Jill, Cathy, Gina, Darren, Jeff, Ellen, Sharon, and Leanne, for your comments and input. Jill, you're right about any text in a flipped shot will turn out backwards. Hmmm, maybe you could do a mirror shot without a mirror. This is more fun that basket full of puppies!

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wow Murry - Never tried the flip! Since I looked at the flipped version first I like it better, but if you hadn't done it I would have liked it anyway! Thanks for sharing your tip! Love the composition and deep blue color of the flower.

 
Jimmy Wen

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very nice focus range, Murry! beautiful DOF & details. personally, I like the top one, because I want to pick the flower to put in my vase(i'm right handed).

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Claudia and Jimmy.

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I like it better flipped, also, but never think of doing it myself. My old shadow of the cat on the door shot would have been better flipped since he was facing left.. Maybe I'll do that.

 
Gary W. Lake
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It's funny - I'm right-handed too but I like it with the flower on the left better I think - although both are wonderful images!

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Carolyn and Gary. Give it a try Carolyn--nothing to lose :0) Gary I really don't know if it has anything to do with being right or left handed. I think the one you see first is usually the one you like best--you're just wierd I guess :0) I always wear a baseball cap and I've had friends walk right by me when I'm not wearing one.

 
Joy Brown
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I like them both ways, Murry and thanks for the great info!!!

 
Gary W. Lake
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Lol!

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Joy. I can hardly wait to see the new Zach pictures :0) Gary--wierd in the nicest way.

 
Ronald Balthazor
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I'm so embarrassed. I misconstrued your title all together.
Nice image, anyway. ;)

 
Murry Grigsby
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Or you're the only one to mention my off center humor :0) Thanks, Ron.

 
Penny Steiner
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I am always first in line to get your tips, Murry:) Thanks and I love the blue in the image. I am always looking left!

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Penny. Glad to help you get on the RIGHT path :0)

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats again, Murry!

7/7/2003 4:00:59 AM

 
Jimmy Wen

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congrats Murry!

7/7/2003 5:02:13 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratualtions, Murry, on a great shot!

7/7/2003 6:08:34 AM

 
Gary W. Lake
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Congrats Murry - great image and very educational!

7/7/2003 6:10:07 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Glad there is still room for me to leave a comment on this well deserved beauty. Congrats Murry.

7/7/2003 7:40:20 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Nice work, Murry! I like the creativity behind the shot!

7/7/2003 8:04:55 AM

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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An extra BRAVO, Murry! Good luck!
birdie

7/7/2003 8:22:27 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Kathleen, Jimmy, Claudia, Gary, Darren, Mette and Birdie. The judges couldn't resist a pot shot with a flip trick :0)

7/7/2003 8:29:02 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Congrats, Murry . Well deserved.
Judy

7/7/2003 10:53:28 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Judy :0)

7/7/2003 12:29:22 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations, Murry - good luck in the finals!!!!

7/7/2003 1:00:32 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Congrats Murry. Love the colors, textures and composition on this one.

7/7/2003 1:49:29 PM

 
Nicola Clark

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Congratulations, Murry. Lovely shot.

7/7/2003 1:58:39 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Leanne, Betsy and Nicola :0)

7/7/2003 3:17:34 PM

 
America B

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Another Congrats to you, Murry!

7/7/2003 4:27:29 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, America :0)

7/7/2003 4:32:07 PM

 
LJ Corliss
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Congrats to you :)

7/7/2003 5:56:58 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, LJ :0)

7/7/2003 7:15:17 PM

 
Dottie Shepherd

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Another Congrats, Murry...!!!!

7/7/2003 8:07:07 PM

 
Gabriela Cunha

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! 0) gy

7/8/2003 3:02:18 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Good find, Murry! congratulations again!

7/8/2003 4:30:47 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Dottie, Gaby and Dolores :0)

7/8/2003 5:17:08 AM

 
Ellen Peach
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Another congrats, Murry....best of luck in the finals!

7/8/2003 11:36:37 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Ellen :0)

7/8/2003 1:19:49 PM

 
Jytte Kristensen
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congrats Murry and good luck, Jytte

7/9/2003 11:59:54 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thank you, Jytte.

7/9/2003 1:17:16 PM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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Laughinggggggg love the title you funny you! I love this it's a NEAT composition with great detail. I am so strange I actually like the flip orig a tad more laughingggggggggg. Bigggggg Congrats! Cheryl

7/9/2003 7:49:13 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks, Cheryl :0)

7/9/2003 8:39:24 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Excellent shot, Murry - " BLUE IS THE COLOR" Nice title!
Congrats on this finalist!

Best wishes
Linnea

9/29/2004 10:45:34 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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A belated thanks Linnea!!

5/25/2007 7:57:02 AM

 
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