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By NDODS    
This shining example of todays modern photographic techniques was captured on the now familiar 'polished' table, with a simple velvet backdrop. The illumination was kindly provided by two desk lights position either side of the subject. My round pop-ip reflector begged for a part in the production, but I simply gave him the 'brush', off. So what you see before you is a New Zealand piece set in Rochester, which has been considered my many to my a 'highly' 'polished' performance.

Tags: Reflection Clean New zealand Traditional Shoes Polish Brushes Cans Humour and fun Gleaming

Voters: Len1950, prabhusinha, danmclean and 48 more

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18 Apr 2012 7:23AM
Excellent image, love the sheen and reflection.

prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
18 Apr 2012 7:36AM
Simple object made so elegant.
danmclean 14 1 Australia
18 Apr 2012 7:40AM
Jeeso,, havent seen KIWI polish in ages,, reminds me of bulling up my boots every day,,, This is very well done,, love the darkness and reflections in it,,,
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
18 Apr 2012 7:40AM
Will you clean my shoes please?You have brilliant ideas that always look's really good.I like this-simple object but look's fantasticSmile
paskinmj 12 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 8:01AM
Immaculate exposure Nathan.
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 8:05AM
brilliant detail nathan wonderful reflections and colours a polished shot nice one Wink
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 8:31AM
A fab still life - very imaginative and it works so well. Terrible puns tho'!! Wink
Richsr 13 91 223 England
18 Apr 2012 8:56AM
Well worked Nathan, like the details and reflections too.
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 9:08AM
It's a good set-up - it creates a dark, intimate atmosphere. I like the fact that you've gone in close.
And I love the title!
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
18 Apr 2012 10:08AM
The Black and Tans. Great groaning puns, but the image is excellent Nathan.

Excellent reflection Nathan. Good work. Well done. WesternRed.
MORE good still file reflections
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 11:57AM
great work
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
18 Apr 2012 12:18PM
The quality of this still life shines through, well done. - gary
GBauer 9 Venezuela
18 Apr 2012 12:53PM
Un fotografia muy elegante.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
18 Apr 2012 1:40PM
Just an everyday subject -- the pieces gathered together and arranged ---the whole has become a work of art---
a very inspiring work of art!
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
18 Apr 2012 2:15PM
Another excellent still life with superb lighting.


ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
18 Apr 2012 3:08PM
Very well shot and lit, Nathan. Good idea too!

nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
18 Apr 2012 3:36PM
Integrity of everyday objects, well done!
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
18 Apr 2012 3:39PM
'Superlative {A+++, & 1/2} Still Life image rendition' ~ Peter Smile
JenniCh 15 32 2 England
18 Apr 2012 4:07PM
Great set up, well lit .............. Jenni
Scooby10 10 3 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 4:16PM
Fantastic still life image. Nice exposure, great reflections and beautifully presented.
Nice one Nathan.
Cor 11 Belgium
18 Apr 2012 4:54PM
Glad to give You vote 30Smile
Thank You very much for the emotional poem.
With Kind Regards.
Metro6R4 10 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 5:04PM
Brings back memories.......... of bulling....................
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 5:17PM
A big thank you to all for taking the time out to view and comment on my rather eclectic range of photographs.

Highest regards to a bunch of highly talent EPZ friends.

UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 6:14PM
Great image, and sohould be an award system for getting so many puns into the description!
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 6:24PM
A very well polished shot here Nathan - loving the images from your "dark room" WinkWinkWink
Richard707 14 14 United States
18 Apr 2012 6:30PM
Nicely grouped. And the reflections are cool.
Mike_S 9 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 7:07PM
Very clever work. Great result.

ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 9:21PM
A very nice table top image...
There alot there to look at but great work...

Excellent shine to this composition Nathan...
pdcche 10 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 10:15PM
Great image Nathan, the composition certainly shines through.. Peter
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
18 Apr 2012 11:03PM
good still life shot perfectly exposed.
DanielD 10 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2012 1:52AM
Great detailed capture, Nathan - lovely reflection - very good image with a very simple composition - Excellent

annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
19 Apr 2012 9:39AM
a very shiny shot indeed. perfect reflection.
Couldn't do that here we have to smuggle decent shoe polish from Britain!
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
21 Apr 2012 12:25AM
Well you beat me to it I was all set to compliment such a well polished shot.
That kitchen set up is working a treat by the looks of things,,
Beautifully lit.

24 Apr 2012 10:44AM
shiners inded well thought out and executed


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