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Beans and Bottles

By chase
Normal service's a nice dark one Wink

Taken in my garage, lit by controlled daylight.
3 frames combined in Lightroom, faffed with in Photoshop.
The lovely bottles were right at the bottom of a storage box, about time they came out for an airing.
There are no Bile Beans in the little tin, just an old sixpence.

Thanks for getting this far.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Books Dark Blue Still life Old Glass Bottles Hdr Tin Daylight Bile beans



cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2022 11:55AM
You always inspire me to have a go at a still life Janet - the sign of a good photo! Also a respect because when you try it, you realise how difficult it all is! Maybe that is why I am always loathe to critique other people's images. Not keen on focussing on the minutiae, much more of 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts' person!

2 Sep 2022 12:23PM
Hey! I am thinking flatulence GrinGrinWink
James124 Plus
8 65 55 Portugal
2 Sep 2022 1:19PM
Lovely arrangement, if a little morbid. The bile beans obvious disagreed with the bird Wink
Love the smoke.
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
2 Sep 2022 2:01PM
A well crafed still life, as always.
I like Nathan's mod.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
2 Sep 2022 3:45PM
A lovely setup, capture and presentation, Janet, nice faffing! 😃👍🏻
Trev 😃
2 Sep 2022 4:32PM
Great still life capture,
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4345 Canada
2 Sep 2022 4:54PM
Funny to read the ailments for which Bile Beans are recommended; one in particular stands out, Female Weakness..... wow.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
2 Sep 2022 6:03PM
This is what I found on Wiki......
Bile Beans was a laxative and tonic first marketed in the 1890s. The product supposedly contained substances extracted from a hitherto unknown vegetable source by a fictitious chemist known as Charles Forde. In the early years Bile Beans were marketed as "Charles Forde's Bile Beans for Biliousness", and sales relied heavily on newspaper advertisements. Among other cure-all claims, Bile Beans promised to "disperse unwanted fat" and "purify and enrich the blood".
The "unknown vegetable source" worries me a tad Wink

Hmmmmmmm....female weakness ? that's a new one on me Willie and a hard ailment to diagnose I guess.

Quote: I am thinking flatulence

Hence the smoke Wink Wink

Thanks for bothering with my Bile Beans everyone.
Kath, wonderful to have your UA, many thanks.
Thank you for the mod Nathan, of course I approve, always good to see how someone else would see images.
Janet xx
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2591 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2022 6:22PM
The York Bile Beans sign is iconic. Maybe we should all be trying them... Wink
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
2 Sep 2022 6:30PM
Seems they are a cure-all Moira. I don't think I will be trying them any time soon. Although sorting all that lot out, they have to be worth 3Bob of anyones money Wink
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4345 Canada
2 Sep 2022 6:43PM
3 bob for what are really mystery beans. Could well be Beanstalk seeds..
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
2 Sep 2022 6:57PM
I notice my Beans are cheaper at 1/-3 must have been in the sale Wink
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
2 Sep 2022 10:09PM
Intriguing dark image, Janet, you are so good at these and skilful with the processing . Curious 1960s chemistry book behind the Victorian Bile Beans. Magic and mystery, and stomach pills 😀 Wonderful 👍

chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
2 Sep 2022 10:28PM
Dave, the Chemistry book belonged to my Dad, he was an electrical designer so why the chemistry book ?.
Lord knows Wink
Thanks for noticing though, it is very much part of the image.
Thanks everyone.
Janet xx
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
5 Sep 2022 11:43AM
Hi Somnath, thank you so much for your UA, lovely compliment.

Many thanks to Team ePz for your HC Award, very much appreciated.

Janet xx
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
9 Sep 2022 6:51PM
Hi Mara, thank you for your UA, appreciated.

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