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Another one from this weeks still life endeavours. This time the main aim was trying to get some decent real smoke from the pipe - I stuck a bit of joss stick inside and it worked reasonably well. A sod to light though - exposing for the smoke and the bits and pieces was a challenge and I ended up sandwiching two images.

I know I could have faked the smoke but I didn't want to Smile

And they're not really love letters (to spoil the illusion) - actually I've yet to sit down and read the post-cards yet - must do that over the weekend.

Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A65
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Love Letters
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:22 Feb 2013 - 8:57 AM
Tags:Books, Digitally manipulated, General, Letters, Pipe, Rose, Smoke, Still life
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kaybee
kaybee  103948 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 9:07 AM

Don't spoil the illusion dear!

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bluesandtwos
22 Feb 2013 - 9:15 AM

Yours have to be the most interesting still lifes here!

You need to have an open house/training day. I for one, and I suspect there are many here, would happily pay to nosey through your prop collection and then have a lesson or two. Grin

Dave

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53992 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 9:52 AM

With the pipe here I wonder if this is a bloke looking at old postcards from someone he cared for, but years later took a rose to his imagined desire only to find them missing he returns home deeply saddened and wonders why he didn't act way back then.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:59 AM

Super image!! Great comp, lighting and presentation!

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96351 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 11:25 AM


Quote: With the pipe here I wonder if this is a bloke looking at old postcards from someone he cared for, but years later took a rose to his imagined desire only to find them missing he returns home deeply saddened and wonders why he didn't act way back then.

Blimey - you old romantic!

I claim to be about as romantic as a spud Smile

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 12:15 PM

The books fascinate me. I love old books with their beautiful bindings.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 2:59 PM

Like your work with this one Alison
Regards Richard

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4733 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 4:56 PM

Lovely shot !!!.....nice sombre mood suits the subject well !!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 9:21 PM

A wonderful illusion of old love letters.
I love your old books - I have lots of those too.
Lovely swirl of smoke.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96351 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:37 PM

oops - sorry I'm late folks - it's been one of those evenings - well weeks actually Smile

Thanks everyone - time maybe though to move on to something else now. I can't wait for my new mask to arrive!!!

You know Dave, having an open house kinda of thing has occurred to me a few times - not sure about the practicalities of doing something like this but I know my collection of props and collections is big enough now to give lots of options. I shall have to think about that one.....

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scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6379 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2013 - 6:41 AM

such a melancholy dialogue to such a wonderful image

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