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I wasn't going to upload today but again I've changed my mind. Having done a girly type still life last night I thought I'd do something a bit more masculine this evening. I've not used the grooming kit in any photo yet so it was as good a time as any to try it out.

I used the black 'velvet' background this time and added a texture layer to mess up the wood a bit more - oh and a touch of Topaz Adjust Smile

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A65
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jun 2013 - 7:00 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:More Masculine
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:21 Jun 2013 - 10:55 PM
Tags:Candle, Digitally manipulated, General, Grooming, Masculine, Still life
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Eastlands
Eastlands e2 Member 4687 forum postsEastlands vcard Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 10:58 PM

Superb still life, well lit and full of interest, John.

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Flymoman
Flymoman  1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 - 11:10 PM

Very well lit. How did you light it?

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 12:01 AM

I like this one very much - very masculine and the lighting is superb.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96363 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 9:11 AM

Thanks everyone Smile I'm off to an antiques fair later today - I do hope I don't come home with anything else!

Steven - if you pop over to my coffee pot pic and take a look at versions 2 and 3 you will see my arrangement - it was the same for all three of my latest still life pics. I may have held a sheet of white foamboard to the right on this one to bounce a bit of light back - I can't actually recall Smile

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derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 7:12 PM

The props are very well set up and the lighting excellent. Particularly impressive is the light on the candle and holder.
Derek

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96363 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 10:03 PM

Thanks Derek - I seem to have just about got the lighting technique almost right for this kind of thing - well better than I've managed before Smile

I've now got a Rolls Razor, complete with box, to add to the men's grooming collection - I shall have to attempt another arrangement now!

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