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As a result of a forum discussion about still life lighting I thought I'd get the softbox out to see how it compared against the reflector brolly. Certainly softer and I'll have to use it again.

The background is a bit of a disaster but it's a dress which isn't mine so I can't chop it up - I'll try again another day.

Fiddled with as per usual - mainly histogram adjustments for a change which worked quite nicely.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Sony 18-70
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:26mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Dead Still Life
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:14 Apr 2011 - 8:54 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General, Still life
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Bufpuf2009
Bufpuf2009 e2 Member 4Bufpuf2009 vcard United Kingdom
14 Apr 2011 - 8:56 PM

Brilliant capture

Buffy

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 10:02 PM

The product of a twisted mind. Wish I had one like itWink

Fraser

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 10:31 PM

Old body parts, a borrowed dress, some dead plants and you've created a beautiful image. Who would have thought!.............Sandy

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 2:02 AM

Wow! Love this! Added to my favorites. It has a scary but elegant quality to it - sort of mesmerizing.
Christina

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96363 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 8:24 AM

Thanks everyone Smile Maybe it's a bit dark - I'm still working on my laptop at home and brighten it up to what I usually find an unacceptable level so that it's ok on every other monitor! One day I'll sort the laptop monitor out Smile

As for twisted mind - I like that Smile

scary but elegant describes me to a tee on a good day - the rest of the time it's scary and shabby Smile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Apr 2011 - 8:35 AM

Amazing image. Love the rich velvet frame to all the "dead" matter... Very artistic! IB

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digital_boi
15 Apr 2011 - 11:54 AM

a wee tad of fill light and this will be excellent click

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kaybee
kaybee  103952 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 1:00 PM

That is not going to make for a good supper.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 4:21 PM

Interesting collection of 'grot', but sure makes for a great still-life.....I reckon 1/2 way between V1 & V2 might be about right....nice one !

I haven't got a 'velvety' dress for my 'stills', have to use an old blanket, then disguised behind 'X' number of textures......

Mmmmmm.....I wonder if a self-portrait of myself would come under the 'still-life' category..Wink...now there's a thought ???????

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dathersmith
16 Apr 2011 - 1:59 PM

I quite like the background, a fine image.

Darren.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96363 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 6:47 PM

Thanks again everyone and thanks to Pete for the HC Smile

Apologies for the delay returning - I've just got back from a weekend away and will catch up ASAP!

Having been to a couple of car boots this morning I now have more pewter, copper and glass goodies for my still life pics Smile

Sorry Keith - you have to be dead to qualify as a still life Smile

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Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 3:55 PM

Hi Alison.....I am from the neck up !!!!!!

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96363 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 6:21 PM

I think I will be too later on this evening - once I've finished running round like a blue arsed fly Smile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 7:16 PM

Now that's a picture to torture the brain with !!!!.Wink

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illuvator
illuvator e2 Member 3illuvator vcard United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 - 8:58 PM

that would make a nice stew

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96363 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 10:24 PM

I stopped the blue arsed fly bit - I've just treated myself to a veg watching CSI NY Smile

As for you Mark - you must eat some really strange stews Smile

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