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Fiddle & Skull

By cattyal  
Another still life this evening - I brought the skull in from the garden and really must put it out again before the snails in/on it wake up Smile

The shell is back in a bowl of Milton as it honks - one day it, and the rest of the shells, will be ok!

Tags: Books Still life General Shell Violin Digitally manipulated Candle Skull Vanitas

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scrimmy Plus
9 389 5 Scotland
19 Nov 2012 9:41PM
about time you it some of those candles...Smile the inclusion of the smoke is wonderful

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cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
19 Nov 2012 9:55PM
Thanks folks Smile

It's surprisingly hard to get decent smoke from a candle - I managed three shots and then changed the arrangement a bit and then it refused to give me any nice swirly smoke Sad I've got three more candles I'll get burning tomorrow and see if I can manage it again!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 10:45PM
You always manage to get a really moody feel in your images.
Great arrangement and lovely smoke trail.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Nov 2012 8:43AM
Like the set up apart from the green moss on the skull it seems to draw the eye.
Good smoke and textures too
Regards Richard
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
20 Nov 2012 8:47AM
Thanks again folks - I'll probably keep messing about with this lot for a few days now Smile

I'm afraid the moss is staying put Richard - I opted to use this skull as it's not all nice and clean (and bright) like my other skulls. However the moss has grown on the skull - lots of it on the side you can't see - and I'm not taking it off Smile Chances are however that the skull in the middle of its forehead has wandered off now - I'll probably find it halfway up a wall one day Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 5:53PM
Superb shot !!!....perhaps the best yet in this the aura, & that whisp of smoke from the candle
is a sublime touch......impressive !!!!!
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
20 Nov 2012 10:39PM
Thanks again folks Smile

I do like this background Keith - doubtless I'll be using that ad nauseum now until I find another I fall in love with. I'm burning a new candle now in the hope that I can get some decent smoke swirls off this one - digits crossed for my next still life endeavour!

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