Pencils. by newbank

Pencils.

Honest opinions please for this one. The magazine that is delivered to every house in our village and four surrounding villages is having a photographic competition for the Sept issue, needs to be Autumn related ( kids go back to school here then hence pencils....) or related to our villages. Can have three images entered so this was my first idea and go...(well to be honest I have seen similar idea in a magazine....) ... So ramble over, what do you all think? This was a quick go will have another go and make sure shot in right resolution for printing etc.
Sooo fun and colorful. A fav!
June 19th, 2014  
If it's autumn related, I'd have all autumn colors, and maybe a few sketchy doodles of leaves. Just an idea! Like the photo, though. Cool pencils.
June 19th, 2014  
@vstap Ohhh I like that idea of autumn coloured pencils....like that a lot, like the colours of trees.... I cant for the life of me draw though!!!
June 19th, 2014  
Well I think you have a winner here.....no one else will have the experience of 365 so you have some better ideas in your head hence the above!
June 19th, 2014  
@newbank Ah, you can do doodles. But maybe the autumn colors will do the trick. (I'm a graphic designer, so have definite ideas about things like this, so take it all as just suggestions!)
June 19th, 2014  
@happypat Thank you, that's encouraging...
June 19th, 2014  
Lovely colourful shot and great composition. I agree with the others on autumn colours for the competition
June 19th, 2014  
This is a great photo. Autumn coloured pencils would work but my first thought would be shiny new pencils. Perhaps the whole pencils case contents?
June 19th, 2014  
@motherjane I too was thinking about new pencils....was having a go and seeing what I think then seeing what people on here think then it'll be new pencils for me maybe!
June 19th, 2014  
Lovely shot.
June 19th, 2014  
Great concept and just agree with everyone else about using autumn colours
June 19th, 2014  
great colors
June 19th, 2014  
Oh yes - lovely original idea. I loved September and returning to school with new pencils and hopefully a new pencil case. Tempted to go off to buy one now!
June 19th, 2014  
It's wonderfully bright and colourful.
June 19th, 2014  
i raelly like this.. tidy with a little touch of shabby! i like the coloured shavings
June 19th, 2014  
Awesome shot, love it
June 19th, 2014  
Great composition and colours
June 19th, 2014  
I agree with Vstap, autumn toned pencils and a the leaves sound good, they don't have to be perfect. Great idea, good luck.
June 19th, 2014  
It's a nice creative shot, it does make me think of school. Maybe include more pencils in the shot, and try multiple angles or play with the lighting and improve the white balance.
June 19th, 2014  
Love the colours and it drew me instantly. Fav.
June 19th, 2014  
this is great !! i think @vstaps idea of using autumn colours would work really well.
June 19th, 2014  
Looks like a professional photo for an advert. Really eye catching. Clean. Perfect
June 19th, 2014  
Great idea, why not do one with rainbow colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
June 19th, 2014  
Fav for me. I'd just clean up some of the pencils. The shafts, especially the blue one, seem to have some shavings in them. Otherwise, fantastic!!!
June 20th, 2014  
Now this is FAB!! But you knew I would love it :) The colours, the detail, how sharp it is.......it's so creative :) FAV!
June 20th, 2014  
I think it's fabulous but I'd do more fall colours (orange, brown, yellow, maroon, red, green) if it's supposed to be autumn related. Fav.
June 20th, 2014  
Great setup. Very nicely done.
June 20th, 2014  
I like this shot a lot but I agree with some of the others - autumn colors would tie it in more to the school theme. Another thought that came to my mind was outlining a child's hand then having a pencil fill each finger and have the fingers outlined with the shavings of the same color... Ha, ha, now that I said that sounds like a lot of work.
June 20th, 2014  
I really like this shot especially with the shavings. I have seen lots of pencil shots - done a few myself - but not seen this effect. Autumn colours sounds like a good idea worth trying. I do like your contrasting colours though. Good luck!
June 20th, 2014  
I love the creative, fun, colorful shot. Fav.
June 20th, 2014  
great creative shot lovely colours :)
June 20th, 2014  
Great composition
June 20th, 2014  
I really like this idea, very creative. I'll go with the others and say autumn colours too. But I would also like to see the pencils in sharp focus as well as the sharpenings, so maybe change the aperture a little?
June 20th, 2014  
Super, I love it! Good luck with the competition.
June 20th, 2014  
HEW
yes, love it. The colours really pop!
June 20th, 2014  
Brilliant colours, definitely cover worthy. Fav
June 20th, 2014  
@newbank This is a lovely idea...love the rainbow! :-)
June 20th, 2014  
Fab pencil shot. I like the addition of the sharpening dust.
June 20th, 2014  
Fantastic idea & shot! Fav from me :)
June 20th, 2014  
I like it! Nice idea!
June 20th, 2014  
great fav!
June 21st, 2014  
just fabulous - love this !!!!
June 21st, 2014  
Beautifully done, love it!
June 22nd, 2014  
Love this A Fav
June 22nd, 2014  
Great idea and my immediate thought was autumn colours. They are lined up like trees, I like the idea of leaves too!
June 22nd, 2014  
This is great, love it.
June 22nd, 2014  
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