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By chase
Happy Halloween everyone Smile

Pumpkins, before they were cut up for the pot Wink
I did light the candle, then blew it out for the smoke instead of the flame.

Lit by available daylight camera left, small reflector camera right.
A HDR image, 3 frames 1 stop apart combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Stay safe.
Janet xx

Tags: Books Dark Still life Smoke Old Hdr Daylight Halloween Candle Conkers Pumpkins

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chris-p Plus
17 75 England
31 Oct 2020 10:53AM
Spell books !!👻
chase Plus
17 2.5k 668 England
31 Oct 2020 11:00AM

Quote:Spell books

Yep, I will be polishing off my broomstick for a quick flight later....after this horrid wind has gone, it plays havoc with the satnav Wink
Dallachy 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 11:26AM
A very nice image, but I feel that it requires a bit more dodging and burning to accentuate the details.
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 11:27AM
Lovely Hallowe'en feel and lighting so controlled.
KateGrin
31 Oct 2020 11:34AM
A beautiful still life.
adagio 4 4 2 England
31 Oct 2020 11:55AM
A wizard composition Janet, and I do like that smoke from the candle.....loaded with atmosphere!!

Angela😄
James124 Plus
7 61 53 Portugal
31 Oct 2020 12:07PM
Another nice arrange Janet, and I feel the light and detail is just right.
Now for the symbolism: the extinguished candle - the end of summer; the watch - the passing of time; the pumpkins the bounty of summer stored for winter food allowing life to continue; the books - a store of knowledge to peruse and learn over the long winter .

Slightly tongue-in-cheek, but once almost every item in a still-life had some symbolic message to the viewer.
James
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
31 Oct 2020 12:18PM
A super and spellbinding Halloween still-life, Janet 👍 Glad your pumpkins stayed around for the photoshoot before sacrificing themselves ... 🎃😃
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
31 Oct 2020 12:51PM
Your pumpkins don't look scared or scary here. They look quite at ease and happy. Just waiting to have someone read them a story. A beautifully composed image.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.4k 83
31 Oct 2020 4:08PM

Quote:Now for the symbolism: the extinguished candle - the end of summer; the watch - the passing of time; the pumpkins the bounty of summer stored for winter food allowing life to continue; the books - a store of knowledge to peruse and learn over the long winter .

I do like ths summary from James...it gives meaning to the individual ingredients of the set-up.Your usual impeccable lighting and presentation, Janet.
richmowil Plus
13 496 2 England
31 Oct 2020 7:45PM
Quality Image
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 7:47PM
Perfect pumpkin still life for tonight...
Happy Halloween !! Isabel GrinGrin

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