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Lesson Over

By chase
I found this lovely school bell in my local antiques centre yesterday, a bargain at £3 Smile I have been searching for one for some time.
It makes a wonderful noise, reminds me of school days and....the Ice cream man that used to come round on his bike Wink

Taken in controlled daylight, 3 frames each 2 stops apart, combined in Lightroom, finished in Photofaffaboutshop.
A shallower dof than my usual but I wanted to put all the focus on that lovely clapper.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Books Still life Bell Old Clapper School Daylight Marbles Crayons Ding dong Textures and layers

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HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
7 Sep 2022 12:33PM
What a great find for £3 Janet. Yes I remember one like this at school. Our local ice cream in the 1950s was from a tatty old van with with a very distorted speaker, scratchily belting out ‘who wants an ice cream?’, nothing so subtle as a bell!
I think there’s much symbolism behind this image if it’s sought. Bell, keys, little pink and purple ‘rockets’ (moon-rocket symbols?) Ringing out world changes perhaps. I’ll just get me coat 😎

chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
7 Sep 2022 12:36PM

Quote: little pink and purple ‘rockets’

Lol...nah, just little wax crayons but I like your thinking Smile

Rag and Bone Man used to have a bell too, and the Pop was noisy some days round at my Nanas house Wink
James124 Plus
8 73 57 Portugal
7 Sep 2022 3:38PM
Love the bell (memories from my early schooldays too) and the splashes of colour in the string on tge keys and the crayons, the just out of focus book title and marbles imply fading memories of lessons and break time game; keys pointing to an unknown future?
A very nostalgic arrangement, Janet.
chris-p 17 75 England
7 Sep 2022 4:15PM
Ringing memories of school days ...
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
7 Sep 2022 5:04PM
Years ago we were gifted with an old ship's bell--which we painted and had hung at the back door--- Now--our Amish neighbors have built a school across the creek complete with a belfy and bell---

Curiously--the ring tone is identical to the ships bell---and now I am wondering if the teacher has a hand bell as well---

As to the image--seems many already have shared memories!
7 Sep 2022 5:08PM
Great still life shot,
7 Sep 2022 5:32PM
Canny. There are a some young children in my street, 3 of whom had their first school day today. I saw them coming home in their new uniforms looking tired out Grin I can't imagine how their teacher felt GrinGrin
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.9k 20 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2022 7:38PM
This one rings my bell Janet.
karlablo Plus
5 46 26
8 Sep 2022 5:26AM
Nice still-life with good composition and lighting!
Reminds me of some time in the past...!
Like the subtle tones very much.
Congrats and greetings!
Robert51 14 12 142 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2022 7:50AM
A wonderful image that captures that old school days feel.

The mod is about the the feel of the image which I have softened and muted down a little with a little colour toning. I hope you like it.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
8 Sep 2022 11:13AM
Blimey, that takes me back a good few years, school bells! You're showing your age here, Janet! 😲 A super set up, and love your old school bell 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2022 5:17PM
This reminds me of a lovely teacher I had at infant school, if you were really good and helped the teacher with a task at playtime she would let you ring the bell when it was time to go back inside, everyone used to volunteer to help just to get a chance to ring the bell.
I can't see that happening today somehow, probably not of interest to the children or 'Health and Safety' would not allow it 🙄
capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2022 6:41PM
A fine still life, well taken.Smile
LexEquine Plus
17 1 20 United States
8 Sep 2022 8:53PM
💎💎💎💎💎💎 LEx 🌞🍸🍸🍸🍸🏅🌅🥇🤞
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
8 Sep 2022 9:39PM
Thanks all.
Peter, many thanks for your UA, lovely to have.
Janet xx
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
12 Sep 2022 2:01PM
Hi Somnath, wonderful to have your UA, thank you.

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