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These belonged to my mother and at one time contained some of her favourite perfumes.
They are part of a whole load of "stuff" that I have brought back from school that was used for displays. I have them sitting on a very sunny window ledge and took a photo of them to upload as an early Saturday Shadow image.
We are off for a short break tomorrow, and so I am hoping this wonderful sunshine will go with us SmileSmile
I have removed the messy background and added what I hope resembles a hazy look to this sunny shot SmileSmile
Thanks for looking
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Apr 2013 - 2:23 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:If only I could bottle the sunshine
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:18 Apr 2013 - 4:43 PM
Tags:Bottles, Digitally manipulated, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract, Sunshine
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43651 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 4:47 PM

A superbly crafted piece of work, the diagonal perspective adding both interest and a wonderful line of sight, whilst the well defined shadows add to the charm of the piece. Wonderfully presented

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
18 Apr 2013 - 4:47 PM

fine light shadow and light refractions Helen very pleasing

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8519 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1088 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 4:52 PM

Really beautiful. And a minor miracle that they survived at school.
Moira

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Apr 2013 - 4:52 PM

This really does make a lovely image Helen !! Enjoy the break Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41101 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 5:02 PM

Aha... you were the potions professor at your school!! Enjoy the break.

Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 5:10 PM

Really lovely work here Helen.

Ken

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 5:25 PM

A wonderful collection and beautifully presented.
Hope you have a lovely holiday with plenty good weather.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 5:27 PM

A well presented piece of work here.

Best Matt

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 5:50 PM

This really is a work of art, Helen, I simply adore it Smile Have a great break, and I have ordered sunshine to accompany you on your trip Smile Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 6:05 PM

A wonderful idea...so pretty...have a great sunshine filled holidayGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 6:25 PM

Thanks everyone very much for your comments SmileSmile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 7:14 PM

lovely uncomplicated shot Helen
showing shadows and memories
Lillian

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mauriceegan
18 Apr 2013 - 8:22 PM

Wonderful image Helen and a wonderful title, if only we could GrinGrin
Maurice

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 8:40 PM

This is very nice indeed Helen. What really interests me are the light patterns against the shadows.
Derek

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 8:48 PM

Great collection of bottles Helen - I like the one with the green top - super shapes/shadows and reflections.
Brian.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 9:06 PM

Very well thought out, captured and presented, Helen. I like it a lot.

Ray

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 10:11 PM

Lovely image of some lovely perfume bottles.
Joan.

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 10:43 PM

Makes a lovely still life, have a nice break. - gary

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bearmtn
bearmtn  6 United States
18 Apr 2013 - 11:45 PM

Fantastic work!!

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 Apr 2013 - 5:34 AM

A good use of shadows

Peter

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derrymaine
19 Apr 2013 - 6:45 AM

interesting composition, great use of light/shadow

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:31 AM

Great work like the light and shadow here,very well done,
Saeid

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:36 AM

Nice work

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:44 AM

A simple well observed and pleasing image. Oh you do like your big borders Helen Wink

Albert

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 10:51 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments - and Albert its been ages since I added a big border - and its white this time so not as dominant - and you are still not happy WinkWinkWinkWinkWink

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 12:06 PM

Totally delightful! Glass and sunshine....doesn't get much better than that.
Have a good holiday.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 3:09 PM

Great image, Helen, hope you gets lotsa sunshine and more of this mild weather Wink
Trev Smile

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19 Apr 2013 - 6:34 PM

A delightful composition. Superb use of light.
Effrossini

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evelen
evelen  9 England
19 Apr 2013 - 6:40 PM

lovely image .
eve.Smile

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:17 PM

Lovely shapes, shadows and light filtering through them. Wish they had colourful liquid in them, but that would have been another photograph then.

Last Modified By nonur at 19 Apr 2013 - 7:19 PM

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19 Apr 2013 - 10:41 PM

Super stylish.Nice work.
-source

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 5:12 AM

Helen,
It looks like you have bottled it. Smile
-=\Walter

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 7:54 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile

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20 Apr 2013 - 8:14 PM

Lovely image with great shadows and beautiful processing Helen.
Rende

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 8:15 PM

Thanks Rende Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 9:40 PM

the reflection and shadows are a picture even more interesting than the bottles themselves.
wonderful use of light and POV.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:59 AM

Thanks Annette SmileSmile

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tonyng
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23 Apr 2013 - 3:28 PM

Like this very much. Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 4:23 PM

Thanks Tony Smile

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