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Lindas Chair

By chase
One of the items I borrowed from my next door but one Neighbour, kept in the barn.
She tells me it belonged to her Great Aunt who was a very typical Farmers Wife.

The deal is...I borrow the little chair for a while and restore it to its former glory in return, it is in a rather poor state, but so very pretty. This is before the restoration begins, complete with muck and cobwebs.

The Budleia are from my garden grown from cuttings last year.

Lit by controlled daylight camera left against a very dark bg.
A 3 frame HDR image, each 1 stop apart, combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.
I do like the darkness here with the focus and light on the flowers and lace.

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

Tags: Still life Old Purple Wood Chair Hdr Daylight Lace Budleia Restoration project

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WestCamera 2 121 United States
25 Jul 2020 4:18PM
Lovely study capture. Nice arrangement of color and light. 👍
Leedslass1 Plus
5 3.6k 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2020 4:20PM
Lovely still life
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2020 4:32PM
Excellent still life...
Isabel GrinGrin
25 Jul 2020 4:43PM
This is a real beauty Janet. The chair has such elegant lines and the lighting is first class. If you hadn't told us, I would have bet it was some fancy studio lighting setup. Extreme compliments xxx
chavender Plus
10 517 1 France
25 Jul 2020 5:03PM
I agree re the darkness Janet.
A masterful image.
PhilT2 Plus
11 561 32 England
25 Jul 2020 5:24PM
Nicely done Janet. It certainly is a fine chair
chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
25 Jul 2020 5:44PM
Many thanks all.
Fiona, I do own such lights...ish.. but very rarely use them, daylight is much more forgiving especially when it's 'right' and the hole in the blind is in the right place Wink

Vincent and Bill, lovely to have your UAs, many thanks, very complimentary.
Janet xx
25 Jul 2020 7:00PM

Quote: the hole in the blind is in the right place

Smile clever high tech stuff Smile Love it.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
25 Jul 2020 7:01PM

Quote:clever high tech stuff

Shhhh don't tell anyone Wink
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
25 Jul 2020 8:12PM
The balance between light and dark is perfect, Janet. The light lands perfectly on the main focus of attention, with the chair being part of the semi-darkness, and not distracting - knowing its place! The flowers and the lace the main attraction.
Simply stunning Janet, back with my award tomorrow.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
26 Jul 2020 2:07AM
Wonderful. So natural. Like you dropped the flowers down, went to do something, maybe get a vase. And grabbed a shot and voila, you've created a beauty.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
26 Jul 2020 11:23AM
Thanks everyone.
Sandy, love that story and generally true, I did go to get a vase and left the flowers on the chair, came back and the light was just in the right Wink

Many thanks to Carol and Patrizia, very complimentary to have your UAs.

Janet xx
DalesLass Plus
10 3.5k United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 6:32PM
Such a beautifully thought out and presented still life... Jude
chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
26 Jul 2020 7:38PM
Thank you Jude, wonderful to have your UA, many thanks.
Janet xx
26 Jul 2020 8:53PM
Stunning work Janet, well done..Lin
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2020 9:34PM
A sublime combination, that chair makes a great vase, or an alternative to one anyway.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
27 Jul 2020 9:21AM
Thanks everyone.
Pamela, fab to have your UA, many thanks.
Janet xx

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