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When Tony's Mum downsized to move into a flat she passed on a lot of things to her children. I asked for this lamp as it had always been in the room we had slept in. It was given to Dad when he was involved with the Gang Show in Bristol. Dad was a County Commissioner for the scouts and received an OBE in 1987 for his work with them. The lamp was made at the same time as a large number of mugs for fund-raising. I was told that it was in a similar design as the mugs, but I doubt if they had holes in them or they would have lost a lot of coffee.
Thanks for looking
Helen

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Dad's Lamp
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:22 May 2014 - 3:02 PM
Tags:Dad's lamp, Digitally manipulated, Triptych
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JawDborn
JawDborn e2 Member 2795 forum postsJawDborn vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 3:13 PM

Fascinating images and commentary. Beautiful work.

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digital_boi
22 May 2014 - 3:20 PM

love the story Helen and the lamp and of course with your presentation of ame fine work

Graham

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 3:20 PM

I love your composition and clever placement of the magnifying glass...superb processing and presentation

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pablophotographer

Hi, I award it for your imagination and your nice presentation.

Two little suggestions. try it in black and white, and use an extension cable to power the lamp (if the socket is far away) so you turn the lamp freely and you hide its cable from the frame.

Magic!
pablophotographer

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 3:55 PM

Very thoughtful compositions, interesting, well taken images and a well presented triptych, Helen!

Richard

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 3:55 PM

Many thanks Pablo for your UA and your suggestions SmileSmile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:01 PM

I was in the Gang Show too Helen as a young scout.
I never got an award for it though.
Just free tickets for my mum and dad !!
Good work.
Mick.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:16 PM

I love the originality and your creative mind.

Superb photography very well processed and presented.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:20 PM

What a beautiful lamp... love what you have done with the image.
I would like to see something different in that middle frame
Thinking perhaps just the magnifying glass..
I feel the base of the lamp a wee bit on the heavy side and detracting from the lamp itself
Does that make sense?

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:25 PM

A very lovely lamp, Helen, so glad that it came to you, enabling you to take wonderful images of it, such as this. Carol

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:46 PM

What a lovely lamp to inherit Helen. I liked Pablo's advice as I have sometimes struggled to position a lamp also -
never thought of a longer lead! I do like the use of the magnifying glass also. I'll tuck that idea away!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 4:48 PM

How nice that the lamp is with you after all of this time.It's also nice that you can use it and show it to us in the form of a still life image. Super.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 5:03 PM

A very lovely triptych presentation and interesting story too, Helen Smile I can remember when I was a lad we had a floor standing lamp which had a shade like this! SmileSmile
Trev Smile

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 5:50 PM

Ralph Readers Gang Shows, remember them so well. Great that you should have this lovely memory.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 6:17 PM

My Dad had a lot to do with scouting, I remember the Ralph Readers Gang show..Lin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 7:25 PM

What a lovely story to go with the image which is also lovely.
Joan.

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banehawi
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22 May 2014 - 7:50 PM

Clever and well done.


Willie

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 7:52 PM

So many things I like about this Helen. Your arrangement is very different from the usual still life and all the more interesting because of it. The use of the magnifying glass is an excellent idea. The overall colour and toning are also excellent.
Derek

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 8:04 PM

very creative photography and well presented.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44301 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2014 - 8:25 PM

Well thought out triptych as always, Helen. Pablo has a very good tip about the lead.

Malc

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
23 May 2014 - 9:47 AM

Good triptych. Moira

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