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Old September 28th, 2014, 12:45 PM
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A darker feel for these leaves. A bit of Yin to balance out the Yang.

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Old September 28th, 2014, 05:21 PM
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Lovely...I need you to package some of those leaves and send them to me...I have pine needles for trees and scrawny scrub oak...nothing this lovely at all.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 06:13 PM
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Lovely...I need you to package some of those leaves and send them to me...I have pine needles for trees and scrawny scrub oak...nothing this lovely at all.
Thank you Chris, Oh, I have plenty of pine needles here too.. surrounded, in fact. But if you are serious, message me your address and I'd be happy to mail you a few this week!
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Old September 29th, 2014, 03:26 AM
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Hey Maggie, this is a powerful and very arresting image...it's quintessential too.
I have never seen leaves portrayed like this so for me your image has a lot of thought and originality, and that is something I prize very much...
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Old September 29th, 2014, 08:42 AM
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Hey Maggie, this is a powerful and very arresting image...it's quintessential too.
I have never seen leaves portrayed like this so for me your image has a lot of thought and originality, and that is something I prize very much...
That is a very strong compliment, Paul. Thank you very much! :-)
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Old September 29th, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Even though I am going to mention opening up the shadows along the left side a tad, I still strongly feel that it is quintessential.
That dark area on the left edge is unbalancing the image. When I look there I want to see more of the leaf structure in slightly under equal measure to the right side. Just my two mongo's, is all...:)
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Old September 29th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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Again a good work Maggie. :)
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Old September 29th, 2014, 12:23 PM
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A darker feel for these leaves. A bit of Yin to balance out the Yang.

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Finely crossed swords are immediately captivating, Maggie. I wish I had thought of that!

A small question? Need we watch we don't move to "kitsch". When, i wonder, is that line crossed?

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Old September 29th, 2014, 01:36 PM
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Even though I am going to mention opening up the shadows along the left side a tad, I still strongly feel that it is quintessential.
That dark area on the left edge is unbalancing the image. When I look there I want to see more of the leaf structure in slightly under equal measure to the right side. Just my two mongo's, is all...:)
I had thought of cropping it and was worried about losing the line that moves the eye to the crossing point but had not thought of opening up the shadow.

So I did, but couldn't really get the bottom part as nice as I wanted, so opened it and cropped a bit too. I do think it looks better. I have exchanged the one that I posted. Hope you like it more; I do! :-)
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Old September 29th, 2014, 01:37 PM
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Finely crossed swords are immediately captivating, Maggie. I wish I had thought of that!

A small question? Need we watch we don't move to "kitsch". When, i wonder, is that line crossed?

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Because of the title, or the image? Anyways, people don't take me very seriously so who cares if they think it is kitsch. I like it and I guess that is all that really should matter.
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Wonderful Maggie, how the 3D structure get visible now!
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Because of the title, or the image? Anyways, people don't take me very seriously so who cares if they think it is kitsch. I like it and I guess that is all that really should matter.
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Exactly! You're a bold artist, Maggie. This certainly is cutting edge and an eye ctcher!

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Wonderful Maggie, how the 3D structure get visible now!
Thank you, Klaus. I really wanted that underlying structure of the leaf to really show here as I find it fascinating! :-)
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 01:27 PM
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Exactly! You're a bold artist, Maggie. This certainly is cutting edge and an eye ctcher!

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Great, so all is good then! :-D
Don't think I've been called cutting edge before! ;-D I like it!
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