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By chase
I keep shoe polish in this little wooden box.

A 3 frame HDR image combined in Lightroom, finished with a tidy up crop and a bit of faffing in Photoshop.
Lit by available diffused daylight.

I have included a B&W version, converted using the same method as the version on yesterdays' image.

Thanks for getting here.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Kiwi Wood Hdr Daylight Box Brush Cloths Shoe polish

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James124 Plus
7 49 51 Portugal
14 Feb 2021 10:45AM
Nice still life from utilitarian objects, Janet, like the ladybird. I don't think it needs mods.
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
14 Feb 2021 11:25AM
Mono version works better to me...
martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2021 11:36AM
A fan of mono, but colour works better for me with this.....especially because of the Ladybird Wink
ZenTony Plus
6 13 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2021 11:57AM
Colour works for me on this rare occasion.
Long time since I used Dubbin. On my very old football boots I think; the ones where the stud nails used to come through !
adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
14 Feb 2021 12:04PM
I like both equally Janet, the B&W shows off the textures of the box better perhaps giving more of an impact. Love the little ladybird👍!!

DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
14 Feb 2021 12:11PM
Awwww ...... wakey wakey little ladybird Smile

A very photogenic collection of items Jan, artfully arranged too. Itís a good BW conversion but for me it has to be the colour version. It just seems to have more to say.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
14 Feb 2021 12:28PM
Blimey, this takes me back to my schooldays! Used to protect my football boots with Dubbin! 😃 Like both versions, but after much toggling, think mono just wins 👍
Trev 😀
boov 9 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2021 12:33PM
So well set up , great image. A draw for me between the two
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2021 1:42PM
Love the treatment and lighting/tones. Stuck my hand over the ladybird several times and IMHO it adds doesn't deter! Love this series, keep them coming.

chase Plus
16 2.4k 621 England
14 Feb 2021 2:29PM
Many thanks everyone and thanks to Somnath for the mod, just taken a step or two further than I did.
Janet xx
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
14 Feb 2021 2:33PM
Love both colour and b&w and Somnaths version too.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
14 Feb 2021 4:05PM
For once I prefer the colour, Janet. The clothes stand out better.
Not sure the ladybird adds anything...
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
14 Feb 2021 6:46PM
A 'repurposed' wine box, methinks...
chalkhillblue 13 174 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2021 9:13PM
My preference is the colour version, lovely depth to the image.
clevercloggs 18 251 15 Netherlands
14 Feb 2021 9:18PM
Pleasant still life of what is considered a mundane object.
And yet we see beauty in it.
The mono for me...
dimalexa 5 5 Greece
15 Feb 2021 12:45AM
A balanced composition, very well lighted. Excellent image!
21 Feb 2021 11:51PM
At first glance I was convinced that they were a light painted image, but wow I am bowled over by them.
Chinga Plus
11 73 3 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2021 1:55PM
You've just reminded me to polish my boots.
Excellent still life. Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin

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