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Refreshing?

Been playing in the kitchen and produced this composite. I would be grateful for any thoughts.

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Re: Refreshing?

I first saw this type of triple image picture at an exhibition in the V&A. You have to view it as a single image, despite there being obviously 3 distinct images.

The picture, as a whole, often depicts the passage of time or changes be they subtle or gross.

This is a really good example of another technique and shows to great effect the way images can be used to form a picture.

Very well done, I don't think we have been presented with this type of picture before.

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Thank you Graham, it created a bit of a mess in the kitchen but it was good fun. I hope to try a similar idea with red wine, so I will need to perfect the technique first as I will only have limited supplies!
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Re: Refreshing?

If you are going to try colour, then pop to Tesco and buy the Value Brand refill ink and use that to give you colours. Try also using cheap cooking oil, lemonade, etc., to get different "flows" and effects.

Of course I'd never put you off using wine but the more you do the less well focused they become... Can't begin to think why

Have fun, look forward to seeing the results.

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Re: Refreshing?

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If you are going to try colour, then pop to Tesco and buy the Value Brand refill ink and use that to give you colours. Try also using cheap cooking oil, lemonade, etc., to get different "flows" and effects.

Of course I'd never put you off using wine but the more you do the less well focused they become... Can't begin to think why

Have fun, look forward to seeing the results.

All sounds very messy

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Hi Shirley, a nice set of images, the effort was well worthwhile. Your passion for photography is very evident, you're not afraid to attempt anything, keep it up, look forward to your posts, regards, Phil.
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Thank you Phil,
I just enjoy this hobby of ours and find that seeing others work really spurs me on to do better. One of the advantages of digital is that it costs nothing to try something out, you should see some of the other rubbish I have produced, then occasionally I take a pic that seems to work at one level or another.
One thing that always interests me is how the same image can elicit such a wide range of responses from different people. I am also learning that an image can work on so many different levels, it can be technically perfect but fail to elicit any emotional response from the viewer and end up being a 'so what' picture! Then of course there are the pics that break all the rules but seem to work.
That is why I find this hobby is so interesting and yet so frustrating.
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I am also learning that an image can work on so many different levels, it can be technically perfect but fail to elicit any emotional response from the viewer and end up being a 'so what' picture! Then of course there are the pics that break all the rules but seem to work.
That is why I find this hobby is so interesting and yet so frustrating.
You are absolutly right. A technically perfect image of a Rat eating a dead pigeon will almost never win in a competition where there is a "Phone Snap" of Red Squirrel with a nut in its paws

But again, as you so rightly say, that's what makes it all so interesting.

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