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Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Feb 2014 - 1:32 PM
Focal Length:41mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:still life
Username:whatriveristhis whatriveristhis
Uploaded:2 Mar 2014 - 8:14 AM
Tags:Black & white, Still life sunday
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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 2124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 8:34 AM

Hi Alan, This to me is almost 2 pictures in one. The still life with its textures, tones and shapes, then the high key background gives an almost abstract view to the picture on the left side with the lines blurred in some areas.

To be honest my first reaction was .. don't like this Alan, however with further viewing my view and opinion changed so its a thought provoking image I'm sure some will like and some will not.

Eric

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peekay2001
2 Mar 2014 - 8:38 AM

after looking at this for half a minute, the word that comes to mind is 'bizarre'..
a product of self-assuredness.. and gaining benefits from the established brand image. Smile
bizarre but beautiful.. a fine balance between black and white.. and normal objects given so much significance that it appears like a relation between the big and small, senior and junior..

Last Modified By peekay2001 at 2 Mar 2014 - 8:40 AM

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 8:41 AM

Very minimalist, in that one expects a still life to be crammed with detail. But I can enjoy this for what it is, wherein even the tones are merely hinted at..
Regards
Bill

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 8:45 AM

'established brand image.' ... GrinGrinGrin I like it, parnab, nice one Grin

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44301 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:06 AM

Good to see someone trying something experimental, Alan. I found myself trying to figure out what material the bowls are made of. The gritty finish given by the processing makes it difficult, but I am guessing the bigger one is glass, and possibly stoneware for the other.

I like the strong, almost overwhelming back-lit lighting, gives the appearance of them emerging from the light.

Malc

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jadus
jadus e2 Member 31019 forum postsjadus vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:06 AM

I really like this Alan. The one thing I would change about it would be to crop it more closely, taking out the space above the pots. The strength of the light that shines between them will tell the viewer what is behind them. Well done!

Jade

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:15 AM


Quote: I am guessing the bigger one is glass, and possibly stoneware for the other

Glazed pottery and brass. Cheers Malc.


Quote: The one thing I would change about it would be to crop it more closely, taking out the space above the pots.

Thanks Jade. I considered that, but thought the result too cramped, especially as I'd chosen not to show the objects in their entirety.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:16 AM

Drifting out of the world, fading away before our eyes. Given that many other languages refer to Dead nature, instead of Still life, and view the genre as a form of memento mori, the treatment is rather appropriate.
Moira

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:16 AM

An image which not only deserves a second glance but one which deserves respect. A beautifully contrived image with loads of appeal and charm. "Photographic brilliance comes to mind"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Griff2012
Griff2012 e2 Member 2346 forum postsGriff2012 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:42 AM

The white space feels more solid than the objects.

Just as a diagram of a structure can be stripped down to show the parts the scientist wants to explore and explain, so high key allows you to choose what to leave in the image and what to leave out of view - well chosen, Alan. Smile

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 10:09 AM

Well put. As you say, it's all ( always ) about choices. Thanks for that, Jacqui Smile

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 10:35 AM

Suffice to say ' I like it '.
Peter.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 11:16 AM

Very original an thought provoking Alan; it's like they're dematerialising.
Sure beats yet another oversaturated sunset Smile
Rende

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 11:20 AM

our sunsets have been very saturated for some time now, Rende WinkGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 12:29 PM

As always Alan you make us look for more than we at first see.
You paint your images.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 12:57 PM

That's a fabulous compliment, Kate, and I'll put the cheque in the post tomorrow.Wink

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 1:19 PM

Like this a lot Alan a very interesting image that grows, my only thought is crop the top, makes a even stronger image IMHOSmile


Cliff

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 3:11 PM

You have to look...to really see. I admit to struggling with the harshness of the high key processing...but I can see that it's actually part of the poetry of this image...an important element that works.

Charlotte

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 3:36 PM


Quote: our sunsets have been very saturated for some time now,

Not to mention our sunrises and most of the rest of the day...

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 4:45 PM

It has the look of an emulsion print. Nothing about this piece is obvious and that's a good thing.
L

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marktc
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2 Mar 2014 - 8:28 PM

Its a cracker old chap...

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1920 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 6:31 AM

I was not so sure of this one on first glance, Alan. It has however grown on me and the stark treatment really does suit the subject, great presentation as always.
Nigel

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:12 PM

An image I would probably call high-brow. Definitely one for the art gallery and the subject of many a discussion.

Do I like it.... I'm not sure. Would I take something similar... probably not. Is it meritorious..... most definitely.

Dave

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