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Old 06-06-2003, 05:36 PM
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Steve –
I am going to ask a question before I comment on the changes you made.

I felt the look you went for in the original post (BG) was wonderful and am confused why you went to a new style BG.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:35 PM
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The reason I changed the backround in the second image was to see how it would look and to see if I could. Personally, I like the first image the way it is, but I got several comments on the green so I thought I'd give it a try. The original image I sold as is and as a one of a kind.

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Old 06-06-2003, 08:44 PM
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Thank you for your response.

I was interested in why you would have changed the original BG.

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Old 06-07-2003, 11:10 AM
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Steve,

As far as the quality of the smudging, like Emeril would say....BAMMM, that is great.

I personally like the second version best. Can't really say why but I do. The background is less busy.

No matter what, the prints would sell well. Great work as always.
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Old 06-07-2003, 01:49 PM
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Note on selling

What I've been doing is I've been offering 5 by 7 images on 90lb Arches Watercolor Sheets, matted to fit in an 8 by 10 frame. If I sell it for less than $25 I will issue four more prints of that image. However, if it goes over $25, which this one went considerably over, I will not print it again and it will be one of a kind. People seem to like this idea and so far it's been working.
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Old 06-07-2003, 08:51 PM
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Steve,

What a beautful job, your work is absolutely stunning. I have a question about how you print your work. Do you print your stuff, or do you send it out. If so, just wondering what printer, I'm trying to decide between the Canon 9000 and the Epson 2200. Just wondering if you had any advice before I invest.

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Old 06-07-2003, 09:25 PM
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Steve,

Thanks for the info on your pricing. Very helpful.

And I think the fact that this one sold for what it did speaks for itself!

Jeanie
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Old 06-26-2003, 09:36 AM
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Steve,

Very nice work. I think the background is one of those subjective areas where different people prefer different looks (but, I guess that applies to almost every aspect of photography and imaging).

I've liked photos where the background has been desaturated to help the subject pop off the image.

I went into the smudged image (first one), extracted the flower, and desaturated the background (I'm at work, so it was a quick and dirty extractiont that has some rough edges). I'm not sure that it's better, it's just another variation.


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