Weekly Donna's 52 weekly challenge

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This is my first time for a 52 challenge - and love that the themes are given to give me a focus on taking a weekly photo and to try new skills

Looking forward to seeing all the great pictures and support

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Love the colours in this, nicely shot, I would rotate slightly though so that the liquid in the glass is level.
 
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Thanks John, wasn't sure if the photo was uploaded correctly. Does it not need to go on Flickr then, as I just inserted this file?
I did try rotating to get the liquid level but the glass was then not level and looked odd - the plate wasn't perfectly flat, hence the liquid and glass being at odds with each other.
Really appreciate the critique
 
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Again like the image… I think it may have been better just without the glass at all and a nice red plate on the tray with maybe a paper napkin say in an alternative green colour?

Great Start though! hope my Bliss shot will be as good… will get round to it later this week
 
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Nice start Donna and good luck with your 52 challenge this year
 
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Nicely composed/spotted and well taken image, Donna. Really good...

Christmas light bokeh in the background is a very nice touch, although not sure of the white balance on that tiny glass of milk ;)

Very accomplished shot with great lighting, reflections etc to boot!
 
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Christmas light bokeh in the background is a very nice touch, although not sure of the white balance on that tiny glass of milk ;)
It's a lovely "product" shot for Christmas, but like Paul said, the milk doesn't look very... milky... Is it a Baileys? That said, it stands out as a really strong composition with bold colours and lovely detail on the mince pie... Nom nom nom...
 
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Nice image, lovely subjects, just my diabetes would be screaming at me if I ate and drank them.

Good start Donna

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Hi, bliss could benefit from a little more light but the red and general warmth of the pic does come through
fragile is a nice shot certainly looks fragile , nice white BG with just a hint of shadow
a good start (y)
 
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Hi Donna playing catch up with the feedback....
Bliss.... Love the bokeh really nice, lots of discussion on your wonky glass, of course it could just be a wonky glass, I have a cupboard full! You could either put some blue tack under it, or just drink it! I prefer the second solution in fact if you drink enough of them you won't even notice it's wonky ;). Sorted! I like the whole colour scheme, lovely tones of red, creamy whites, gives a really nice Christmassy feel to the whole thing, nice detail in the mince pie. I like it. Btw you could do with a bit more mincemeat in the pies and I find dusting them with icing sugar looks nicer;).

Fragile.... Damn! I had thought of something very similar .... Now I'm struggling:confused:. Plan b!
Really like the fine vanes and the decaying fragments of leaf. I can't quite see ( on this iPad) how sharp it is... I think it's less sharp as you run towards the top of the leaf which is probably a depth of field point. Quite like the slight shadow below the leaf just discernible in places. I'd love to have a play with lighting on something like this to see what you can do with the shadow.... Love the idea works great with the subject this week, well done nice work.:facepalm:
 
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Hi Donna,

Bliss is a very festive shot. It reminds me of bliss in the sense it would be bliss to still be on my Christmas break from work :)

I love the fragile image. It looks incredibly fagile to the point it might break if I look at it for too long! Excellent idea :)
 
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Welcome Donna ... like all the redness and the bokeh in BLISS .... and that leaf looks so FRAGILE it's near transparent. (y)
 
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Hi Donna, love your fragile shot - it works very well and is definitely bang on theme. I'd personally prefer a slightly less white background: the colour you have bottom left would be perfect all over for me, but that's just me :) All in all, it's well executed. (y)
 
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I live on the Jurassic coast in Dorset, so the majority of my pictures are Swanage Bay, Kimmeridge or Corfe Castle. I wanted to try something different to my usual sea or castle scenes, hence this one for 'scenic'
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