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Finalised image from the previous upload.

I've tagged it as digitally manipulated as there are a few B&W contrast layers involved in this and it's also a panoramic stitch from five shots although the format doesn't fit EPZ's idea of a panoramic so I've loaded it as a standard 1000 pixel.

Thanks for looking.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:DEAR JOHN (final print)
Username:keithh keithh
Uploaded:18 Feb 2012 - 7:58 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, General, Letter, Light, Specialist / abstract, Story, Time, Watch
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 8:04 PM

More nostalgic, less immediate without the pills. But I like the faded rose, I hadn't noticed that before...
The dark shadows extreme left and right are so much more satisfying than those cut-off diagonals...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 18 Feb 2012 - 8:04 PM

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 8:06 PM

Lighting details tones all work well Keith.
Regards Richard.

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 8:10 PM

Like it alot, only niggle is so many many bits and bobs in shot..eyes wander around with nothing to focus on. Would have been better if one main focal theme or point. But like the flavour or mood.

Simon.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022919 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 8:17 PM

Cheers guys

These are being done as a commission for a large dining room. The client wanted large pieces that might create a talking point and in which you could spend time searching the picture and seeing the connections and the back story. The idea is that when you go back for a second look, you might see something you did not see before.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 - 8:23 PM

Wonderfully arranged and lit still life - full of interest at every point.

Philip

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 8:53 PM

Fabulous still life, very artistic and lovely highlighted and shaded areas. Nice one! Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 9:00 PM

So much of interest to see therein, and that is a superb bit of pipe smoke.

Dave

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 9:30 PM


Quote: Wonderfully arranged and lit still life - full of interest at every point.

Philip

I agree!

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adentenur
adentenur  2 Indonesia
19 Feb 2012 - 5:43 AM

lovely pic!
the detail of the shot is really awesome!

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tigerminx
tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
19 Feb 2012 - 10:08 AM

The final result is excellent Keith.
Bruce.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2012 - 11:34 AM

Thats a far more harmonious arrangement Keith. I like all the different elements - they support the main focal point (love the hour glass - time running out) I would like to see this large- couple of minor niggles - the cove where the globe is you can see the top of the bureau. It pulls the eye away. Also some of the dark recesses are little too dark (tho I guess that may be partly down to compression).

Nick

P.S. just seen this has got a very well deserved EC.

Last Modified By Nick_w at 19 Feb 2012 - 11:35 AM

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2012 - 2:49 PM

Congrats on such a fine shot and well deserved
awards.

B.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022919 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2012 - 4:29 PM

cheers you lot and to Pete for the EC-majig

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014794 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2012 - 9:59 PM

cool.... not usually fussed about still life, but this is rather lovely... that glass looks ace.

what you printing on - just done a load of 5 foot wide acrylic prints for the penthouse of the old Allders building on the Headrow - look really rather nice in that finish.. maybe a bit "modern" looking for this kind of image though.

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 9:41 AM

Work of art....or, dare I say: Art! Wink

Bill

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022919 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 12:45 PM

Yeah - Fine Art, Bill
Wink

I think I might upload this tonight as a B&W panoramic.

Going to be on bonded alluminium, Ade

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BEVZED
BEVZED e2 Member 71140 forum postsBEVZED vcard United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 - 11:37 PM

Beautiful .... a few subtle changes and it is a completely different picture ....
(the lamp is wonderful!)

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
21 Feb 2012 - 7:24 PM

Inspiring image Keith and so much to see and explore..

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014794 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2012 - 9:12 PM

oh nice - that'll look the bollox Smile

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 - 1:01 AM

absolutely love the overall tones here Keith, a very warm scene, way too busy though making the eye wander from the theme.

Terry.

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779HOB
779HOB  21019 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 - 8:27 AM

Nice work - Was a toss up for me between the b/w version and this one. The title of Dear John made me think it was a letter from a women to a man - however the glass of whisky stopped me in my tracks - I don't associate whisky with a women (sexist I know). Was this a deliberate juxtaposition between the title and glass?

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022919 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2012 - 8:51 AM

The idea was indeed from a woman to man....hence the whisky - I don't mind being sexist Wink


The actual letter is to Uncle Willy from his dearest little Fanny.

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779HOB
779HOB  21019 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 - 8:54 AM

And there again I made the wrong assumption! I was thinking the letter was being written not read! God I need some more coffee to wake up!

You have reading glasses not a pen too - I am blind this morning.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022919 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 3:20 PM

I know what you mean but then even the best still lifes in classical art are obviously staged and look that way.

It's getting the trade off between composition and 'how it might appear in life'. Be good fun on winter nights trying to get the ultimate result.

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stu8fish
stu8fish  1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2014 - 9:27 PM

Great stuff. I gotta got find some good props.Wink

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