Metal flower - some C&C?

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  1. florenceinitaly

    florenceinitaly TPF Noob!

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    This is a picture of a series of mixing bowls found in my kitchen, I folded an aluminium foil flower and put it into one of the bowls with water - the point was to bring out a "metal" theme....what do you guys think?

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    Which one is better?
     
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    There's something odd about the unsettledness of the foil flower in the first image that adds something.

    But I'd vote 2, overall it works more for me, like the shadows/relections on the bowls moving right to left.
     
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    The second one is a great shot.. Very original, great composition, and good lighting...
    The only thing I can "pick at" in this is that it really doesn't make much sense for that to be there ... But I don't have a problem with that! And it's a little busy, but I like it regardless.
     
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    I like #2 better than #1. It's harder to distinguish the flower with the reflections in #1. #2 is a really cool shot though.
     
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    They both look great.......#2 just edges it though imo

    very original........i like;)
     
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    thanks everyone for your comments - the more I look at it the more it seems like the picture could be made more simple and less busy, although I really like the colors and lighting myself too!
     
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    everyone loves #2 eh? :)

    I like them both... but I actually like the 1st shot better. :D It's the one that keeps grabbing my eye. Its hard to distinguish if the flower is floating in mid air or as if it falling down into a beautiful bowl of water... with the light splashes surrounding it... I adore it! Beautiful color tones, IMO.

    Can we ask how you did it?

    Great Job on both! :thumbup:
     
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    number 2 is pretty neat, i was opening this thinking i was going to see some horrendous photoshopping, but was pleasantly surprised :)
     
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    thanks :) Actually I didn't really do anything special, it was just a series of metal mixing bowls of different sizes, with water filled in the last bowl. I put in the aluminium foil flower in the water under an incandescent lamp and fired away ^^

    In PP, i turned up the contrast and saturation a tad...that was it!
     

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