E.J.Wilkins

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Orange/red


Bright orange/red flowers that were being given away in Lisbon on Valentine's Day this year.

Wasn't that nice.

I'm intrigued by the way pictures change character depending on the background. Could you try the white page, by clicking on the little box up at the top left, and tell me which you prefer.

Thanks.
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Orange/red


Bright orange/red flowers that were being given away in Lisbon on Valentine's Day this year.

Wasn't that nice.

I'm intrigued by the way pictures change character depending on the background. Could you try the white page, by clicking on the little box up at the top left, and tell me which you prefer.

Thanks.
.

comments (21)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 May 2008, 03:44
Hmmm!
Looks like Ellie took the opportunity to grab a hand-full.
Beautiful picture.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 7 May 2008, 06:14
I never knew about that background feature, Ellie, so you just taught me something new!! (Sometimes I feel so dense!).

I LOVE this close-up crop and must say that I'm a glutton for the Black background, so I personally like your choice! smile
EJWilkins: The colour seems to change with the white, not so sure I like it though. Glad you agree
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 May 2008, 07:29
Hybrid Barberton daisies.

Great picture - I have recently bought a macro lens and is still coming to grips with it. The unwillingness of the pollen apparatus to get into sharp focus is something I am working on. Here you have done it!
EJWilkins: You'll get there in the end, as long as it isn't a windy day! wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 May 2008, 07:30
Ogh yes, the black background. I have gone through this observation sometime ago and decided on the black. It is as if you get a little xtra contrast into the bargain.
EJWilkins: I think it's because the white isn't quite white, there's a yellow tinge to it
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 7 May 2008, 07:57
It has to be black, Ellie.
EJWilkins: TY Chad smile
  • Tracy
  • Sunny Staffordshire
  • 7 May 2008, 08:07
Black for me Ellie, the Gerbra's are a beautiful flower and you have done them proud.
EJWilkins: The only shot I took of them too, lucky smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 May 2008, 09:08
Put my money on the Black Ellie
EJWilkins: Yep smile Thanks
This picture is sumptuous Ellie. I tried clicking on the box and found (to my surprise) I preferred the white - but that may only be for this particular subject
EJWilkins: The white seems to make the pollen show up a bit more doesn't it ...
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 May 2008, 09:49
I like the way you have the filled the frame with them. Black is definitely my favourite background especially with this vibrant orange - it makes a really good contrast. I think it would look better without the border, but that is just a personal thing.
EJWilkins: I tried this with and without the border so many times that I gave up in the end, couldn't decide, ended up leaving it at 'default'!
I don't usually fill the frame with anything, so this was a new experience for me, as taken too.
Beautiful shot. Definitly the black one for me!
EJWilkins: Yep. Thanks smile
I ALWAYS like the black background but you know, I like this on white as well which is unusual to me. It makes it stand out more.
EJWilkins: The backgrounds seem to give two different pictures, with the white the pollen shows up more, the black seems to make the petals richer.
  • Astrid
  • sunny Netherlands
  • 7 May 2008, 14:00
Great image, I prefer the black, the colours come out more radiant, love the macro in this one.
EJWilkins: Yes, the black does seem to enhance the rich colour
  • Sheila
  • Spain
  • 7 May 2008, 14:31
The white background makes the flowers look gorgeous, the black one is dramatic.

I also never realised what the black and white squares were for. Thanks for that.
EJWilkins: smile There are loads of things to learn on this site, that's one I know of. I'm sure you know some tricks I don't.
Lovely gerbera's (I think wink ) black background for me Ellie smile
EJWilkins: Aha, I thought you'd know what they are. I couldn't remember.
I would love to get my hands on that many! I like that they fill the frame and black works for mesmile
EJWilkins: There were several buckets full of them, it was a lovely idea.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 7 May 2008, 20:07
A wonderful riot of color, Ellie! I think it works much better with the black background.
EJWilkins: And you actually get to see the picture as taken too, which is unusual for me. I usually leave a gap to be sure of the right crop.
Black without a doubt!
Spot on placement of full flower and surrounding cut off ones. Red is my favourite colour
EJWilkins: These were just glowing with colour, couldn't do anything but capture the lot in one go.
Nice picture Ellie, definitely the black background for this one in my "humble" opinion.
EJWilkins: Yep, I think I prefer the black, although the white does seem to show the pollen off a bit more. Odd, don't you think?
To my surprise I like this better on a white background. The main flower leaps out of the screen
EJWilkins: I think it's because the white seems to make the pollen stand out a bit more. It's odd how it seems to work isn't it?
  • geo51
  • GREECE
  • 12 May 2008, 22:07
Stunning photo.
EJWilkins: Thank you - they were rather gorgeous flowers smile
I love them both, but I think I prefer the white background. It might be simply because I like to matte all of my artwork in white. I think the black makes the flowers stand out much more.

Take care,

Mary
www.telfleur.com

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