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Heaven or Hades ?

By chase
Back to some dark stuff today Smile

An HDR image, 3 frames each 1 stop apart combined in Lightroom and finished in Photoshop.

Lit by daylight camera left and a small red darkroom light camera right. I knew that little darkroom light would come in handy Wink

Interpret this as you will, my thoughts are as the title suggests.

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

Tags: Still life Sharp Blade Red light Rusty Cog Skull Oil can Nail Funnel Hades

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Comments


Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2020 10:05AM
An impressive still life study with beautiful tones and content...
Isabel GrinGrin
jacomes Plus
5 26 22 Portugal
19 Sep 2020 10:24AM
As usual, a beautifully arranged and photographed still-life, Janet.
Interpretation? - artefacts often outlive their creator, symbolised by the skull, the rust shows everything decays if not cared for................

James
Well thought out, composed and captured Janet. The lighting is just perfect. Excellent work.
Carol
19 Sep 2020 12:01PM
Cracking Janet. Love the red glow.
clicknimagine Plus
10 713 101 India
19 Sep 2020 12:13PM
It is not heaven for sure, and it perfectly fits to my situation here, i don't know how some people enjoy to perform so frequently, it is difficult and unhealthy to stick to justice GrinGrinGrin, ok lets keep that personal matter aside...I always love your experiment and imagination in still life images, very cleverly used those lights and beautifully arranged those elements, the best still life image i have seen so far in this week, and not boredWink...Well Done...
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
19 Sep 2020 12:59PM
Nice teeth, both on the cogs and the skull! A very lovely set up and presentation, Janet 😃👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
19 Sep 2020 2:16PM
Love the effects from your little darkroom light. An excellent still life.
19 Sep 2020 2:36PM
Stunning work Janet, love the red glow..Lin
saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
19 Sep 2020 3:37PM
Spare parts for instruments of torture? (Not the skull, of course).
19 Sep 2020 4:10PM
A beautiful still life.
chase Plus
15 1.8k 454 England
19 Sep 2020 4:24PM
Thanks everyone.
Sandy, many thanks for your UA, very much appreciated.

Wow, a GEA form you Somnath, thank you so much, lovely compliment.
Janet xx
chase Plus
15 1.8k 454 England
19 Sep 2020 5:14PM
Hi Dave and thank you for your UA, great to have.
chase Plus
15 1.8k 454 England
19 Sep 2020 7:33PM
James,many thanks for your UA and for sharing your personal interpretation of this image.
Janet xx
Saastad Plus
1 16 12 Norway
19 Sep 2020 9:39PM
Beautiful light and colours and a exciting presentation.
My award!

Arne Smile
Great set up and super lighting .....works really well

Grand job

Vince
chase Plus
15 1.8k 454 England
20 Sep 2020 1:29PM
Arne and Vince, lovely compliment to have your UAs, thank you.
Janet xx
FabioKeiner 7 111 1 Austria
21 Sep 2020 9:40AM
very finest

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