Petals and Pearls - SOOC

One for the Nifty Fifty challenge, just as it came out of the camera.

Also for the Do Over challenge. This is a revamp of the very first picture I posted on this site on 21 December 2016. A really cringeworthy shot! Am still not very keen on the subject but I definitely prefer this version. The first shot (understandably!) received no feedback. When I began this project my main subjects were dogs and flowers and I was deeply entrenched in Auto mode, too scared to venture out of it. Somehow I seem to have skipped AP and SP and jumped headlong into Manual, not always with much success! I can attribute my progress to the amount of pictures I've taken, but mostly to joining the Get Pushed group. It certainly has lived up to its name, and I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who'd like not only to improve their skills but also to have a prompt to work to each week. Many thanks to @northy for organising this group. Thanks to @stephomy as well for starting up the Do Over challenge.

Here is the link to the original (believe me, you're better off not clicking on it!)

http://365project.org/fbailey/365/2016-12-21
Wow, no editing required anyway!! Gorgeous contrasts
posted September 18th, 2018  
Agree -just right and lovely still life
posted September 18th, 2018  
So classy ! beautiful in its B/W and gorgeous sneaky reflections ! fav
posted September 18th, 2018  
I did checking, amazing how must better this is. You are right get pushed is so good for learning. Love to be included.
posted September 18th, 2018  
Beautiful contrast
posted September 18th, 2018  
Very nice, love the subtle reflections :)
posted September 18th, 2018  
Saw that challenge and am thinking about it. I don't even remember what some of my earlier shots were of! As for your link- see if this works...
http://365project.org/fbailey/365/2016-12-21
posted September 18th, 2018  
what a lovely composition!
posted September 18th, 2018  
@olivetreeann Yay, it works, thank you so much - I tried twice to embed the code too:)
posted September 18th, 2018  
bep
Lovely in B&W.
posted September 18th, 2018  
Ooh! I love that you wanted to try this challenge. It was totally worth looking at the old picture. I could really see the change. I think the real proof to your improvement is that this SOOC.
posted September 18th, 2018  
Great sooc challenge picture... fav
posted September 18th, 2018  
Great display and B+W capture.
posted September 18th, 2018  
How wonderful that you did this for what looks like a really interesting challenge. It really does show how far you have come. And to be working with sooc too. very impressive indeed.
posted September 18th, 2018  
Lovely composition!
posted September 18th, 2018  
You have come on leaps and bounds. This is masterful!
posted September 18th, 2018  
beautiful tabletop shot
posted September 18th, 2018  
I'm so impressed with the improvement, especially for sooc
posted September 19th, 2018  
Interesting piece FB, very creative.
posted September 19th, 2018  
Makes for an interesting still life.
posted September 19th, 2018  
The wading in and just swimming has helped me so very much too. I happen to really like this. Fav.
posted September 19th, 2018  
Beautiful
posted September 19th, 2018  
Lovely still life shot and composition.
posted September 19th, 2018  
Wow, what a difference. I like the composition and contrasts.
posted September 19th, 2018  
A lovely composition
posted September 19th, 2018  
Wonderful still life...........I've often considered the get pushed challenge but as of yet .............have not!!
posted September 19th, 2018  
An eye-catching still life.
posted September 19th, 2018  
Very sexy... ;o in an elegant and classy way... :) A stunning do-over
posted September 20th, 2018  
nice capture ...
posted September 20th, 2018  
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