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Discussion in 'Photos : Creative Photography' started by Andy77, Jan 4, 2012.
First attempt at any kind of abstract, let me know your thoughts.
like the nice punchy colours, and the layouts for the 1,3,4 and 5 I think work very well. I'm not sure on number 2, I think the yellow crayon furthest to the right needs taking out.
Nice shots there, as said above, the colours are good and vibrant.
Nice work I love the nice bold colours once possible other shot would be to arrange them in the correct order per the spectrum of colours
Really like these, might have a go myself tomorrow on my day off. Great colours!
Not sure on no4- some of the wood looks a bit tatty and again in 5- might have tried to spin round so or sharpen a bit more to get cleaner looking wood eg the lilac one has a bit of 'mark' on it but maybe natural is better:shrug:
Either way an overall good feel- simple, effective, vibrant
Very nice shots! Love the bright colours!
Really nice vibrant colours.
#1&3 are my favorites.
#4 is an interesting angle but doesn't quite do it for me. Maybe it would work better with a shallower dof?
Really like this set, It is one of those things I have always wanted to do
Thanks for all the kind comments guys, i going to have another go and try some different setups and angles, these were all taken with the nifty fifty. Love this lens If you hav'nt tried this before give it ago its great fun, just make sure you have a pencil sharpener lol
Nice shots and lighting, I like !
This on the 1.8 50mm? You've got quite close if so, or are they cropped?
You need that little extra attention to detail.
- The pencils needed to be sharp and as uniformly sharp as possible.
- The end of the pencil on the bottom row two from the right in #4 is out of place with the rest, the end looks different. The pink in the bottom left corner looks to be a little higher than the rest too.
- The pencils in #5 needed to be evenly spaced and the shot looks a little over exposed to me.
The points above are little niggles, and just my OCD.
Overall I really like the set, the colors are great and very vibrant, the mixture of compositions and the use of DOF really add to the shots. Dig out a pencil sharpener and throw the duff pencil in #4 and these are bang on for me.
I read an article once about using pencils and submersing them in lemonade.
The bubbles cling to the pencils.
I got my pencils all sharp, taped together and was just waiting for the time to shoot, but then the children found the nice sharp pencils and that was the end of that!
These are cropped and quite heavily too
Great job, 5 being my favourite!
would make great stock photos
Well done, these are lovely photos, the colours vibrant and nice DOF too.
I agree with what Neil (aka Mentalblock) posted and for me some minor niggles are also due to OCD .... as follows:
#1: I like the dof and colours, could perhaps do with a slight sharpen to the image, some do appear slightly over exposed (perhaps applying a gradient filter may improve this).
#2: Another great shot, however I would have placed or omitted 4th from the left as it is not uniform to the other pencils due to the mark on the base.
#3: I really like this one, makes a fantastic abstract.
#4: I like this one too, however all the pencils need to be at the same level and perhaps clone out some of the artefacts,
#5: Another good pict, but again ... attention to detail, i.e., the split in wood of the pink and lilac pencils, the few spots here and there and also light reflection.
I really like this idea and may try something similar at some point.
Thanks for all the comments, greatly apreiciated
#2 and #4 are the ones that catch my eye, possibly because they're a different take on this subject. Great colours.
Great set Andy, I must try something like this one day to see how close i can get
thanks for sharing
I really love photos like this! You did a Great job!!!
Great stuff! Your shots have inspired me, have bought some pencils today and will see what I can come up with.
Agree with all the above, and i am raiding the kids pencil case tomorrow.
Great shots Andy. Vibrant and simple