ewer'n scarf blocks

© Lianne E. Cook

ewer'n scarf blocks

Uploaded: January 17, 2003


effect added in psp7...i brightened the colors but I like the subtlety of this version better...subtlety is a bizarre-lookin' word or what?!


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe January 17, 2003

Nice shot! Love the effect! #19207

Cathy Kuczynski May 26, 2019

Cool effects...love the vase!
Cathy K. #43145

Cees F. De With May 26, 2019

It's a great still life because of the combination of the vase and the used colours! I know PS can do a lot....and it ends up with great effects most of the times (as here), but why PS?? IMO it was already great.... #43152

Conrad L. Conero May 26, 2019

Your photography's beautiful, Lianne. I probably would have liked this as well without the effects.
Conrad #43162

Lianne E. Cook May 26, 2019

cool, I love this feedback.

my intent was to take a simple shot of the ewer and scarf, I got what I wanted but, I didn't...Over the next few days I kept looking at it and it finally dawned on me, so I added the psp effect.

Here's the original...

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Lianne, I agree with Cees and Conrad. It's better without the PS. PS is so much fun and I myself am guilty of over using it also. #43190

Cees F. De With May 26, 2019

Thanks for posting the original as well Lianne and IMO this proves my point: the original is far better.....!
Thanks a lot for sharing both!!! ;-) #43212

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 26, 2019

I love both of them, but also prefer the original. #43216

Conrad L. Conero May 26, 2019

I'm probably an old-fashioned purist who's taking a long time to adjust to the new technology. Altering the image still seems a little sacrilegious to me. But I guess they must have said the same thing when b&w negatives began to be manipulated in the darkroom.
Conrad #43232

Lianne E. Cook May 26, 2019

...you've no idea how much you all have helped me realize what was missing in my photography - ME! Was beginning to feel like an obsession, something I HAD to do instead of something I LOVE to do...sorry, i'm not nuts, just on a midlife journey of self-rediscovery and you guys provided a clue -- Thank you SO much!! #43237

Conrad L. Conero May 26, 2019

Pure photography was what I first fell in love with, and when it starts to seem like something else, I feel like I'm not being true to myself. That's my journey though, and I guess everyone has to chart their own course. Confirming your feelings however, I do know I destroyed another passion I had, for chess, by becoming too obsessed about it.
Conrad #43243

Cees F. De With May 26, 2019

Lianne, I just recently started making photographs and lots of people told me to use PS to remove that leave or this spot or change it all over or.....etc.
I didn't, and I got so many comments about how I could change things or make an even better image from so many lovely people that I know now I grew because of that.....
I have the feeling you are in this process as well....do what YOU feel is right.....and start liking what YOU do because YOU SHOT it....
Cees at c.f.de.with@gmx.net #43257

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Okay, Lianne, I've looked and looked at both images. I love them both, but I think because I saw the one with the effects first, it grew on me, and when I look at the original, it looks naked! I guess maybe because I'm still experimenting, too! So, I love both and let's leave it at that!

Cathy :) #43281

Sobia Chishti May 26, 2019

Very Nice still life with or without PS. I think the most important point in any art is "to creat". We use different tools & equipment to creat a good photograph. If you were to shoot at dawn or dusk or set slow shutter speeds to capture the cotton candy effect of a waterfall you have to use a tripod. We use different filters to enhance our photos etc. Its just that Photo editing programs are out of the camera technique and its relatively new. The main purpose is to creat good art, good photograph.
I personally like more the one with especial effect. Thats the image which compeled so many people to comment on.
Would you please share how did you creat that effect. #43329

Carol Sherman May 26, 2019

Lianne, once again a spectacular still life!!! I personally think there is room for both.
In order to get the 2nd, you had to excel on the 1st, therefore you are accomplished at 'both' with these....an added advantage.

As a still life your original is superb and well executed.

As an 'art piece' the 1st one is needed in other genre like magazines, books, billboards, advertising etc.etc.

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

One's a piece of art and the other is a superb still life photo! Either way you win, Lianne! #43589

Shelley Sanders May 26, 2019

I like the effects added, real creative! #45457

Cathy Kuczynski May 26, 2019

I must say the one with the effects caught my eye...that is why I commented on it BUT now that you showed us what it was originaly ...I like it better without effects. There is a simpicity to it that gives a warm feeling. I agree that the other "art" form might be better used in a magazine but I would want the original hanging on my wall!
Cathy K. #45527

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