Oops! I Missed The Pot

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Oops! I Missed The Pot

Murry Grigsby 6/12/2003 5:14:36 AM

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. #39577

Joy Brown

Great image and job, Murry! How do you flip them? #115102

Judith G. Secco

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. #115106

Charlene Bayerle

Either way Murry, it's a great shot. And the color of the flower is outstanding! #115108

Kathleen Clemons

Nicely done Murry, love that blue. I flipped the lilac shot I posted today too! #115109

Murry Grigsby

Thanks, Joy and Judy. In Photoshop7 select Image>Rotate Canvas>Flip Canvas horizontally (or vertically). #115117

Theresa McCloskey

I like it flipped to the right also - nice coloring on flower. #115119

Murry Grigsby

Thanks, Char and Kathleen. #115121

Shirley L. Carpenter

I really like this one Murry, it's great........I like the flower better on right side also....... #115127

Murry Grigsby

Thanks, Theresa and Shirley. I wonder if any lefties out there like it better on the left? #115129

Colette M. Metcalf

Hi Murry, Learning alot here! Love the blue!! #115147

Murry Grigsby

Thanks, Colette. #115149

Jill Battaglia

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. #115177

Cathy M. Gromball

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! #115186

Gina Harmeyer

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! #115187

Darren K. Fisher

I like your title along with your composition. Well done job Murry!! #115188

Jeff Robinson

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! #115195

Ellen Peach

I'm a lefty too and I like the original, but of course it looks great both ways! #115243

Sharon E. Lowe

Great job Murry - beautiful image and having the flower on the right was the way to go on this one!! #115254

Leanne M.E. Boyd

Thanks for the tip Murry. I like the texture of the teracotta pots, with the blue flower. Great colour and composition, as well. #115255

Murry Grigsby

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! #115264

Claudia Kuhn

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. #115277

Jimmy Wen

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). #115284

Murry Grigsby

Thanks, Claudia and Jimmy. #115291

Carolyn M. Fletcher

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. #115319

Gary W. Lake

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! #115377

Murry Grigsby

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. #115388

Joy Brown

I like them both ways, Murry and thanks for the great info!!! #115410

Gary W. Lake

Lol! #115411

Murry Grigsby

Thanks, Joy. I can hardly wait to see the new Zach pictures :0) Gary--wierd in the nicest way. #115413

Ronald Balthazor

I'm so embarrassed. I misconstrued your title all together.
Nice image, anyway. ;) #115455

Murry Grigsby

Or you're the only one to mention my off center humor :0) Thanks, Ron. #115474

Penny Steiner

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! #131065

Murry Grigsby

Thanks, Penny. Glad to help you get on the RIGHT path :0) #131117

Kathleen Clemons 7/7/2003 4:00:59 AM

Congrats again, Murry! #135056

Jimmy Wen 7/7/2003 5:02:13 AM

congrats Murry! #135191

Claudia Kuhn 7/7/2003 6:08:34 AM

Congratualtions, Murry, on a great shot! #135413

Gary W. Lake 7/7/2003 6:10:07 AM

Congrats Murry - great image and very educational! #135418

Darren K. Fisher 7/7/2003 7:40:20 AM

Glad there is still room for me to leave a comment on this well deserved beauty. Congrats Murry. #135567

Mette Vendelboe Allison 7/7/2003 8:04:55 AM

Nice work, Murry! I like the creativity behind the shot! #135618

Wolfgang Dolak 7/7/2003 8:22:27 AM

An extra BRAVO, Murry! Good luck!
birdie #135665

Murry Grigsby 7/7/2003 8:29:02 AM

Thanks, Kathleen, Jimmy, Claudia, Gary, Darren, Mette and Birdie. The judges couldn't resist a pot shot with a flip trick :0) #135679

Judith G. Secco 7/7/2003 10:53:28 AM

Congrats, Murry . Well deserved.
Judy #135902

Murry Grigsby 7/7/2003 12:29:22 PM

Thanks, Judy :0) #136048

Leanne M.E. Boyd 7/7/2003 1:00:32 PM

Congratulations, Murry - good luck in the finals!!!! #136075

Elizabeth A. Zibas 7/7/2003 1:49:29 PM

Congrats Murry. Love the colors, textures and composition on this one. #136148

Nicola Clark 7/7/2003 1:58:39 PM

Congratulations, Murry. Lovely shot. #136168

Murry Grigsby 7/7/2003 3:17:34 PM

Thanks, Leanne, Betsy and Nicola :0) #136221

America B 7/7/2003 4:27:29 PM

Another Congrats to you, Murry! #136286

Murry Grigsby 7/7/2003 4:32:07 PM

Thanks, America :0) #136290

LJ Corliss 7/7/2003 5:56:58 PM

Congrats to you :) #136500

Murry Grigsby 7/7/2003 7:15:17 PM

Thanks, LJ :0) #136738

Dottie Shepherd 7/7/2003 8:07:07 PM

Another Congrats, Murry...!!!! #136857

Gabriela Cunha 7/8/2003 3:02:18 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! 0) gy #137071

Dolores Neilson 7/8/2003 4:30:47 AM

Good find, Murry! congratulations again! #137192

Murry Grigsby 7/8/2003 5:17:08 AM

Thanks, Dottie, Gaby and Dolores :0) #137250

Ellen Peach 7/8/2003 11:36:37 AM

Another congrats, Murry....best of luck in the finals! #137670

Murry Grigsby 7/8/2003 1:19:49 PM

Thanks, Ellen :0) #137789

Jytte Kristensen 7/9/2003 11:59:54 AM

congrats Murry and good luck, Jytte #138417

Murry Grigsby 7/9/2003 1:17:16 PM

Thank you, Jytte. #138489

Cheryl Meisel 7/9/2003 7:49:13 PM

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 #138724

Murry Grigsby 7/9/2003 8:39:24 PM

Thanks, Cheryl :0) #138803

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 9/29/2004 10:45:34 PM

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

Best wishes
Linnea #813033

Murry Grigsby 5/25/2007 7:57:02 AM

A belated thanks Linnea!! #4329094

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This bright blue larkspur pokes up between a pile of clay pots at the Antique Rose Emporium.

Uploaded on 6/12/2003 5:13:37 AM

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