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By chase
I got a new prop !! One can never have enough Grin
Went out for high tea with my Son and Daughter (it was her birthday). Close to where we ate was a bit of an antiques market, couldn't resist this beautiful pewter wine jug. I was told it was French, 19th century but I'm not that bothered how old it is or where it came from tbh.

Lighting was tricky, I put my black bg infront of a window with the curtains drawn so the light is essentially from both sides.
I wanted to show the shape of the jug and get some light filtering through the grapes.
Single frame, this time,no HDR malarky Tongue
Not done anything to the bg, just a slight lift with levels in Photoshop.

Dropped a 1px border round as a couple of you have suggested.

Thanks for calling in.
Mods and constructive critique always welcome, I suspect a gritty B&W may be an alternative.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Old Scissors French Grapes Side lighting Lace Pewter jug

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Toobi_Won 11 77 8 England
20 Aug 2019 12:27PM
You have definitely found your niche, Janet!
Hope the tankard wasn't empty.
Nothing worse than an empty tankard, except maybe, a decanter.Sad
20 Aug 2019 12:30PM
Lovely image

ardbeg77 Plus
18 1.3k 7 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2019 12:35PM
The lighting on this is so lovely, modelling and subtle. It's like an old master. Beautiful.

Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
20 Aug 2019 1:51PM
Lovely light and set up!

Angi_Wallace 14 316 11 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2019 2:42PM
Oooh its fabulous and works so well with the grapes, nice lighting too. Ive got a couple of pewter pieces on loan that I need to photograph asap.
Are you entering IGPOTY still life category with a few of your still lifes? I hope you are. Im hoping to have 4 that are good enough to enter
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
20 Aug 2019 5:29PM
Thanks all.

Quote:Are you entering IGPOTY still life category

Never thought about it tbh,I'll take a look see.
Janet xx
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
20 Aug 2019 8:22PM
Brilliant lighting!
20 Aug 2019 9:34PM
Wonderful shot, love the mood.
capto Plus
10 7.0k 31 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2019 9:51PM
Beautifully lit.Smile
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
21 Aug 2019 9:31AM
I love the subtle lighting, especially on the pewter. Bright wouldn't suit it at all.
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
21 Aug 2019 10:21AM
Thanks all.
Pete and Ivor, many thanks for your UA's, appreciated.
Janet xx

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