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I bought this watering can whilst in Edinburgh and had to wait a few weeks until it was brought down for me (no way was I taking that home on the train). Finally I thought it was time to include it in a photo!

Happily I managed to find the grid for the barn doors too which makes life a bit easier - I can manage without holding the diffuser between light and subject as well although it's a very handy way to cut back the light a bit on bits of a pic rather than the whole.

Camera:Sony A350
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Watering Can
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:8 Nov 2012 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Gardening, General, Pumpkins, Still life
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 10:06 AM

Another beautifully arranged still life, all the elements sitting well together: once again the lighting is excellent, as is the detail and the tones and textures of the various components.
Ronnie.

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Bonvilston
8 Nov 2012 - 10:10 AM

Really well put together still life. i love the way you have got complimentary colours all working together. The composition is very good. Is it the actual texture of the background or have you used a layer to create it ? either way I love it....Peter Grin

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96057 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 10:18 AM

Thanks folks Smile

I did wonder if I could have done with a wee bit more light on the left hand garlic bulb? currently undecided.

Also slightly undecided about the texture. Yes it is a layer - I use a plain beige curtain fabric for the background and then lob textures on top. I used a heavier one than usual due to the bulk of the pic being quite dark but wonder now if it was a bit too heavy.

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Dave_Collier
8 Nov 2012 - 10:22 AM

The colours and textures are really good and the lighting is well thought out and could easily have been through a window of an old building.

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 10:23 AM

I don't think every element in a still life needs as much light as the other elements, especially not in a still life with a treatment like this one. I think it's a well balanced composition, with appropriate lighting, and it all works very well.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Nov 2012 - 10:37 AM

What a stunning arrangement this is - the colours, composition and detail is amazing ! Excellent photo GrinGrin

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User_Removed
8 Nov 2012 - 11:15 AM

Lovely still life study - you certainly have patience.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 12:48 PM

Well worked with this Alison, like the setup and light too
Regards Richard

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MandyG
MandyG  2 England
8 Nov 2012 - 1:11 PM

I like the way the light fades through that garlic bulb. Stunning image.
Mandy

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 1:43 PM

Love it great still life


Quote: I did wonder if I could have done with a wee bit more light on the left hand garlic bulb? currently undecided.

I think yes Wink

Brian.................

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 3:44 PM

So artfully arranged it looks as if you just came upon it!
Textures and tones work very well.
I quite like the darkness.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4602 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 4:08 PM

Cracking shot !!!!.....great arrangement, with nice lighting bringing out all the different textures.....1st class !!

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maywee
maywee e2 Member 7maywee vcard England
8 Nov 2012 - 4:46 PM

Great image.
I like the use of the broken pot to between the the other two pots to brake up the circles.
Alan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 5:00 PM

excellent ... and just love the watering can

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 - 6:34 PM

Beautifully arranged and lit still life.

Pleased to click you to 30.

P.

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 7:49 PM

I think its perfect as it is. Its a cracking still life shot with all the elements in the right place and the lighting is spot on.
Ray

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96057 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 10:22 PM

Thanks again everyone - and thank you Dave for your award Smile

I do love these mini pumpkins and will be very sad when they finally give up the ghost but I reckon I've got a few weeks before they go kaput. I guess it's feasible though to hollow them out, stuff them with paper or something and let them dry out - I might give that a go!

The garlic happily is keeping very well and doesn't pong at all - I've had it about a month and guess it will just slowly dry up - which is not a bad thing Smile

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 1:09 AM

Wow. Really stunning art.
Great lighting / atmosphere.GrinGrinGrin

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