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By keithh  
Low Key probably means it will vanish into the thumbnail mist but it is my favourite type of lighting. I will watch old movies and totally miss the story while I watch the lighting, although in this case the inspiration for the lighting came from a car advert that I cant remember the make.

In this case its a cold 30 lumen LED to create the pool of light at the base and an adapted 20 lumen LED to paint the camera over 10 seconds.

Oh and its a Kodak 3A Autographic Jr, made some time between 1918 and 1927.

First day time photo uploaded in a long time.

Tags: Camera Still life General Lighting Kodak Low key Flash and lighting

Voters: Dave_Henderson, ColleenA, wasper and 37 more

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ann_g 16 19 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 10:20AM
A fabulous looking camera, ad this type of lighting is my favourite too - magical - just brings an object to life - love it Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
14 Feb 2014 10:20AM
This is excellent, I love low key photography, have only tried it once....always in awe of them...
Love your subject as well, how times have changed.....excellent photography
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Feb 2014 10:44AM
Cheers and thanks to Ann for the UA. Much appreciated.
14 Feb 2014 12:42PM
Gorgeous image. Well done. =)
Richsr 13 91 223 England
14 Feb 2014 3:24PM
Got one of these in a display case, good details and light painting Keith
Regards Richard
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 3:53PM
Beautifully composed, exposed, processed and presented.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Feb 2014 6:01PM
Cheers guys.

Just been to fasten the car down in the gales.
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
14 Feb 2014 6:32PM
One of your best stills, simple and strong, the low key gets your eyes wandering around the image. Bet it looks even better in print
matmonty 16 139 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 6:44PM
As usual "Wonderful" Grin
FrankThomas 18 2.8k United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 7:10PM
I've become a big fan of low key lighting - that's pretty damn fabulous. Hope nothing blows away in the storms!
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Feb 2014 9:14PM
Well the internet blew away for three hours......and two trees

Cheers guy.
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
14 Feb 2014 9:53PM

Quote:Well the internet blew away for three hours......and two trees.

Drove across Woodhead tonight, there were loads of trees uprooted from Wednesday's storm, and had to extract a trampoline out of the greenhouse.
bluesandtwos 11 499 1 England
15 Feb 2014 10:15AM
Also love to look at this style of lighting (especially so well done) and I love old cameras (actually, most old stuff Blush) so well worth me making it a round 30!

BIGRY1 9 3 8 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 11:36PM
Great work with the lighting. That old camera looks greatGrin

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