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Having bought this old book a few weeks ago for the princely sum of 2.99 I thought it was time I used it in a photo. I must look it up - the date inside says 1897 - so it's quite old Smile

Not sure if I should tone down the candle flame?

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A65
Lens:Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jun 2013 - 6:40 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Old Book
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:5 Jun 2013 - 8:03 PM
Tags:Book, Candle, Digitally manipulated, General, Still life, Texture layer
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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4742 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 8:08 PM

Lovely shot !!!.....nice arrangement & lighting !!

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Dave_Collier
Dave_Collier e2 Member 8236 forum postsDave_Collier vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 8:35 PM

I like #2 it has more in it to interest me and the base of the candlestick is not lost in deep shadow.

Last Modified By Dave_Collier at 5 Jun 2013 - 8:37 PM

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 9:15 PM

Yes version 2 for me also.
I like the lighting and composition.
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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53996 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 10:04 PM

V1 for me, i like the shadows and the old feel to it, the grapes seem out of place with al the other objects being so old. I ike the flame its a second interest point.
Also i see V1 as having a shallower DOF drawing us onto the book, which we could read if we picked up the glasses.

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103954 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 10:15 PM

Good choice to eat the grapes

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96365 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 10:35 PM

Thanks folks - I'm still undecided which one I prefer - nothing new there Smile

There are considerably less grapes now than there were earlier this evening - there'll be even less by this time tomorrow!

It made quite a nice change to use that lens - I'm not sure I've used it on a still life pic before!

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scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6379 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2013 - 2:09 AM

V2 for me

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2013 - 7:44 AM

Prefer v2 too.
Ann

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2013 - 12:41 PM

I am also undecided.
They are two totally different images, and I don't think one should be chosen above the other, since they are both very good.
V1 has an ancient aura about it, and v2 looks like you dropped in on a scholar from the 1800s. The grapes aren't at all objectionable, since I'm sure they were a favorite snack in that era.
They certainly didn't have granola barsSmileSmileSmileSmile

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