Sunday, November 8, 2009

Moroccan Bowl


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I'm hitting publish on this one right now mainly so that I can stop sitting here tweaking it - 5% brighter, 5% darker, slightly more contrast, slightly less contrast, add a texture, don't add a texture. Ridiculous, since all of the changes I'd been making were so subtle that they were barely visible. Ah well, it's more fun than working ;). A glimpse of the full color bowl can be seen here.

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27 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

It could be the inside of a dome.

Lucy

Leora said...

Excellent choice for a monochrome. Wonderful details.

Sylvia said...

Oh, my! Lovely pattern!!!

Anne said...

So very very beautiful, and such a great bowl, almost never seen some one like it!! Almost t beautiful to use... Great in colours also.

James said...

I love the pattern. Great shot Robin. It's also nice to know that I'm not the only one who spends too much time editing photos. :) Sometimes I just have to walk away.

Dimple said...

It is lovely, it looks like cut glass. Now I'll go look at the color one...

ElinSire said...

What a lovely bowl! Beautiful details.

Aileni said...

Looks terrific when enlarged.

Yaelian said...

Lovely bowl!

John said...

You did a good job, it's come out real nice. The signs of wear on these pottery pieces really add to them.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful details and a lovely bowl:-)

Ellie said...

It is gorgeous in color and fascinating in B&W. At first I thought it was some kind of a dome in a building. Very beautiful.

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice!

Della said...

It looks beautiful in black and white.

Carver said...

Whatever you did you did a great job. The pattern stands out so well. Beautiful bowl.

Dina ... UK said...

It is a beautiful bowl in colour, but, I do like it in monochrome, very attractive....
What ever you have done, it looks good...:-)

Josie Ray said...

Beautiful detail. To me, it looks like a church window.

quilly said...

I thought this was a stained glass window and you say it is a dish!? It is lovely enough to be a window and I love the glow around the edges. Lovely capture.

Dimple said...

Hi Robin-The color one is beautiful, too. Thanks for visiting my "Gateway" post! I have one for the monochrome theme up now.

Mimi said...

It looks so different in B&W.
I know, I know re the tweaking, I've only just last week learned how to adjust, and I could sit for hours making changes. If I didn't have all the boring stuff to do!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there. I really like this in mono and I know what you mean about tweaking it (till your dizzy). Well, I enjoy red and have a lot of it in my house too. Anyway, I hope you've had a great weekend-

Mojo said...

I know that feeling. Barely perceptible changes, but you never know when you'll hit just the right one.

I usually have this problem with color correction... "a touch more blue... no red, no green... no blue, but only in the shadows... no, go for a more arrrgh! WTF just happened?? Now I have to start all over again!"

Mojo said...

BTW, I thin kin all that commiseration I forgot to say this is an exceptional image. So.

This is an exceptional image.

Bengbeng said...

oh u go to so much trouble to make it a perfect shot? for me, i use the raw pic except i save it in the form of a small file n occasionally when i feel adventurous a little, i spherize it .

imom said...

This is a beautiful image! Tweaking photos is fun and interestingly relaxing for me!

Daryl said...

Its perfect so whatever you did was worth it

kaye said...

beautiful, I love how you framed the shot, with just a glimpse of the bowl. The black and white is very effective too.