Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

ELEGANCE  by Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

November 2020 - ELEGANCE

November 2020 - Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP


About the Image(s)

Being somewhat immobile with the fractured knee cap still not healed I am not getting around without support so am delving in my files. I am fond of table tops and this one I have never entered in competition., it seemed to lack a touch of something. I don’t have the original but that which I have presented as a ‘Before’ is somewhat like the original colour image that I took. The set up was a soft material draped over a rod to give a delicate BG. I finished with mode>gray scale>high pass and added a frame.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Barbara, this is such an elegant image! It is perfect -- composition, tones, concept, focus, and cropping. I love the soft folds behind the flowers. Their shapes accent the shape of the flowers and the vase. And, the image would not have nearly the same appeal if you hadn't included the beads trailing down the vase and piled in the fabric below. A beautifully created image. Well done!

  Posted: 11/01/2020 17:12:11

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Barbara, this is very nice. The soft background makes the picture. Your frame adds to the finishing touch.   Posted: 11/02/2020 11:25:59

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
I really like the way that you arranged the flowers and I like how the pearls drape down the side of the vase. Nice choice on B&W and the shallow DOF. If I have any suggestions, it would be to move the vase a little to the right and balance it with the trail of pearls going to the lower left.   Posted: 11/03/2020 11:38:06
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
You are right Mark it is absolutely bullseye. This must have been what bothered me and I just couldn't see it. It takes a study group to set one on the right path, thanks,   Posted: 11/03/2020 13:14:33

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
As Oliver said, this is truly elegant.I love its gentleness and classy look. Watch out; Tiffany's may try to appropriate this!
On a different note, this is the perfect antidote to our times!   Posted: 11/04/2020 21:03:25

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
I agree with Pete and Mark's comments, very well done. It's hard to have white look white in a B&W image and still have texture. It looks like there may be some sensor dust that could be removed just below the string of pearls.   Posted: 11/05/2020 16:13:56

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
True to your talent and style, this is exquisite. I did attempt to put work up Mark's suggestion of moving the image a bit to the right to visualize it; however, I've been having problem after problem with my computer and it refused to open the image "due to a computer problem" I tried to visualize and tend to agree because as it stands the vase is pretty much dead ceneter.   Posted: 11/07/2020 16:01:10

Witta Priester   Witta Priester
(Group 77)
Hi Barbara, so sorry to hear about your injury...

I love your idea here of using pearls, flowers and drapery. And the drapery here is soft and exquisite. The dark vase clearly draws the eye, and is a nice contrast to all the sepias. In my opinion, there could be a little more room at the top, and I would prefer to see a narrower and sepia-tined frame, since the white is so stark against this delicate composition.

  Posted: 11/08/2020 16:34:45