LETTERS NEVER SENT

By keithh  
One from a series I'm working on.

No textures were harmed in the making of this still life.
Wink

Selecting a main tag for this was interesting.

Tags: Books Still life Letter General Rose Pen Watch Candle

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Comments


Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
3 Nov 2011 6:58PM
ooeer....nice to see you uploading, sir.
very nice too.

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Richsr 9 91 223 England
3 Nov 2011 6:58PM
Good to see all those car boot purchase being use MR H, well lit and good details and tone
Regards Richard
LesF 10 182 9
3 Nov 2011 7:04PM

Quote:Good to see all those car boot purchase being use MR H


Richard, their all his own from when he was but a nipper.

Some good textures and colours mixed amongst this set up Keith, liking it.


LesF
FrankThomas 13 2.8k United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 7:05PM
Now there's a name I've not seen in a long while. Hope things are going well Keith
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Nov 2011 7:11PM
Talk about names from the past. How's it going, Frank?

Cheers you lot - even Les
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
3 Nov 2011 7:25PM
My kinda thing Mr H,love the old books,they have such great textures of their own you need no further additions Wink
I want that candle holder & that there bottle looks a bit special !!
Nice subtle lighting Keef,the arrangement of reds works very well for me.
You need to print this one !
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
3 Nov 2011 7:31PM
So you finally got round to doing it.

This is sheer quality, the Chiaroscuro lighting emminating from the candle is to die for, the key book titles placed just right (Didn't know you were that cultured). The deep velvet red texture from the old English Rose, I could go on and on. Reminds me very much of some of the old masters paintings from Pieter Claesz.

Only one thing I'm not sold on at first viewing, is the placement of the photo, just looks a little too staged. That said its one of those images I will probably come back to and have a different view.

This is probably one of your best ever works - although maybe not the vote catcher of some others in your portfolio.

Not bad for "a bloke with a camera" Wink

..Oh and shortlisted, and will have to take something very, very special to beat it.
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Nov 2011 7:41PM
Thanks for UA, Mum. I have even better candle holder. You can't have that one either. Wink

I know what you mean about the photo, Nick and it was the element of the composition that I spent most time mooching over. Best? Don't know as I consider this to be enroute to better....fingers crossed.

Cheers you lot
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
3 Nov 2011 7:45PM

Quote:Thanks for UA, Mum. I have even better candle holder. You can't have that one either. Wink

I know what you mean about the photo, Nick and it was the element of the composition that I spent most time mooching over. Best? Don't know as I consider this to be enroute to better....fingers crossed.

Cheers you lot



..Well if you've got better to come they must be something else. The photo would look good in a Georgian locket. Makes me want to sell the camera as I could only aspire to producing something of this quality.
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
3 Nov 2011 8:02PM

Quote:You can't have that one either.

Meanie !!

The photograph just adds that Human element for me & contributes to the story that this image tells...the writer was probably penning a letter to a lost love...or summat equally as romantic Wink
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Nov 2011 8:09PM
Maybe he took the poison, Janet
Wink
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
3 Nov 2011 8:21PM
Awwww...that's a sad ending Sad........................nope,not standing for that................he's gonna meet her tomorrow for a Maccy D's Tongue
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
3 Nov 2011 9:01PM
Outstanding piece Mr H - good to see you posting again.
newfocus 10 644 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 11:34PM
Really beautifully lit Keith. If I'm really looking hard for suggestions to make I do tend to agree with Nick on the placement of the photo as a minor point. I love the quality of the specular highlights on the books though and reflection in the desk.

BTW - I subliminally registered the old book to the right of the candle as being an antique book on 'The World Wide Web' before the more conscious part of my brain finally went 'hold on' and went back for a second look Smile

Looking forward to seeing more.
tony64 12 204 9 England
3 Nov 2011 11:38PM
REally liking this, top quality as usual!
Tony
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
4 Nov 2011 3:44AM
Wonderful artistic image, great light and tones............Sandy
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
4 Nov 2011 5:44AM
Perfect light

Peter
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
4 Nov 2011 7:54AM
Cheers you lot

I may well post more
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
4 Nov 2011 8:08AM
Inspirational and looking forward to more Smile
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
4 Nov 2011 8:33AM

Quote:I may well post more


Hope so Keith!
This is utterly brilliant. So good to see something from you after a long absence...Smile
Didn't have time to comment last night, as I only saw this on my phone - it blew me away then! Just oozes quality...

Bill
conrad 12 10.9k 116
4 Nov 2011 8:38AM
Oozes atmosphere, and there's a certain feel of history to it, and at the same time one of timelessness, somehow - despite the fact that the candle would suggest times long gone. I like it!
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
4 Nov 2011 11:44AM
Excellent image/processing Keefs....took your time! Tongue

I like the photo in shot but maybe could do to look a little worn...he loves her and looks at the picture often.

Look forward to a few more Smile

Must get that Doctors bag out....

~Alley~
MandyD Plus
8 16,777.2k 1 England
7 Nov 2011 7:10PM
Beautifully composed and captured, wonderful light and tones, just superb!
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
9 Nov 2011 7:32AM
Cheers guys and thanks to Nick for the EA - much appreciated
whipspeed Plus
12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 12:53PM
Spot on Keith and so good to see you uploading work here again. Definately a shot that doesn't need added textures, there are enough in there already.
ketch 9 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
11 Nov 2011 5:32PM
Superb storytelling still life - first class.
HowardA 9 231
19 Feb 2012 8:00PM
I'd like to give those books a good old sniff.
Nice.
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
19 Feb 2012 10:45PM
LOL

No accounting for peoples peccadilloes, Howard
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 9:38PM
I've come back to this from your recent uploads. To me, the lighting on this works well with the subject matter Keith.

Nigel

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