Bowls & Grapes

© Vicki L. Filippin

Bowls & Grapes

Uploaded: February 15, 2009


2/15 - Digital Darkroom
For PG 101's "Still Life" Theme

My first attempt at a grunge image.
I'll bet I spent 10 hours on this with
countless layers.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 56.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D


Joy Rector February 15, 2009

gorgeous #1084145

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 15, 2009

Nice result, Vicki. The textures are very nice and I love the light on the grapes. Happy Theme Day. #7167237

Leland N. Saunders level-deluxe February 15, 2009

Nice work, Vicki ... What exactly is a "grunge" image ... !!

Lee #7167241

Vicki L. Filippin February 15, 2009

Thanks, Joy & was certainly a challenge for me.
Leland, I'm not sure if there's a technical explaination of what "grunge" is, but it has a lot to do with texture and special "grunge" brushes. I downloaded some free brushes, but still don't know how to use them as well as so many others I've seen. Do a search here on BP for the look, or any other search engine. It's not as easy as I had hoped and mostly trial and error from what I'm told.
Good Luck! #7167263

Katarina Mansson February 15, 2009

Lovely traditional stillife for the theme day. HTD! #7167442

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 15, 2009

Beautiful colors, comp, and effects. #7167786

Jean E. Hildebrant February 15, 2009

Worked out great,Vicki!- especially for your first "grunge" You'll be a "grunge master" in no time! ;-)
HTD! #7167791

Mitch Spence level-classic February 15, 2009

Really nice, Vicki. Beautifully offset composition elements, mirroring round shapes of the plate, bowl, and grapes, and most pleasing textures and tones. #7167917

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 15, 2009

Beautiful grunge image, Vicki. Your first attempt is really good.

Usman. #7168215

Vicki L. Filippin February 15, 2009

Thanks a million Katarina, Leslie, Mitch, & Usman. BIG thanks to Sherrybear and Jean for helping me out with this, too...quite the learning curve on this style for SURE! #7168766

Kara L. Hendricks February 15, 2009

What a cool effect you have gotten from this!! Love the setup and your post processing...

HTD!!!!!!!!!!!! #7168926

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 15, 2009

Nice textures and graphic design Vicki! HTD! #7169465

Susana Ms Heide February 15, 2009

First attempt? You've done very well! I have yet to try it :o)HTD! #7169853

Dr Silly level-classic February 16, 2009

Wonderful still life. :O)

Vicki L. Filippin February 16, 2009

Thanks ever so much, Kara, Donna, Susana & Doc. Coming from you, Kara...the grunge queen, that means a LOT! #7171694

Sherry McClead February 17, 2009

Sure looks great! You do great work!

Sherrybear #7177516

Vicki L. Filippin February 17, 2009

Thanks, Sherry, and for all your help, too! #7177588

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 20, 2009

Awesome still life and creative processing, Vicki! Beautiful! #7189057

Vicki L. Filippin February 21, 2009

Thank you so much, Lisa! #7190141

Paula Showen February 21, 2009

This is awesome! #7190865

Vicki L. Filippin February 21, 2009

Thank you, Paula! I had a lot of input from a few friends before I was completely happy with the results. #7190887

Jean E. Hildebrant February 26, 2009

Hey, congrat's I saw this in the EP's! Looks like you got the grunge thing down :-) #7217224

Vicki L. Filippin February 26, 2009

LOL, Jean. I don't know about THAT, but I'm pleased with the EP! #7217381

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