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Pots and Pans

By chase
Decided to raid my cupboards for everyday things, no borrowed props , nothing that isn't mine, or used most days Wink
Lit by daylight camera left.

Converted in Nik Silver with a bit of a grainy finish.
Added a B&W texture to the bg in Photoshop.

What could you find in your cupboards ? Wink

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

Tags: Still life Black and white Pan Grater Sieve Cooking Collander Rolling pin Texture layer everyday stuff in the cupboard


chataignier Avatar
chataignier Plus
10 254 15 France
26 Sep 2020 1:37PM
I like the objects but find the transition from the surface under them to the background a bit confused.
Daisymaye Avatar
Daisymaye Plus
15 26 25 Canada
26 Sep 2020 1:54PM
I'll have to check my cupboards. Great metal tones. A bit gritty to make everything look well used. It's made a great image.
adagio Avatar
adagio 4 4 2 England
26 Sep 2020 2:39PM
I like this nice gritty look Janet, only thing I can't get my head round is the light-coloured rolling pin.....looks a bit out of place amongst all that lovely metal, but perhaps that's just me😐!!!

James124 Avatar
James124 Plus
8 84 59 Portugal
26 Sep 2020 3:03PM
the first thing that struck me was that you've gone b&w! Second thing is the flat perspective; the elements of the image are all in the same plane, but this suits the hard shapes of the pan an the colander. And I love the grainy high contrast but full tone finish which goes with their well used state, these are things which have worked hard.
The lighting is good (as usual). , It's a bit disconcerting that the pan has a shadow on its left where one would expect a highlight (given you say light is from camera left), did you have something blocking the light? Actually very effective as it gives the pan real roundness. The highlight on the "wrong" side is I guess from light reflected from the colander.
Unlike David above I have no problem with the background transition, lots of steam from cooking.

Well done Janet!

doverpic Avatar
26 Sep 2020 3:27PM
Wonderful mono of such very day items, must search my cupboards great inspiration, Dave.
chase Avatar
chase Plus
18 2.5k 682 England
26 Sep 2020 4:02PM
Thanks everyone.
Dave, great to have your UA, many thanks Smile

Quote: did you have something blocking the light?

Yes, a lump of black card angled towards the pan as I wanted the light much more on the bg, otherwise ,the pan would have no shape, there is also a silver reflector to the right, bouncing some of the light back in.

Angela, the rolling pin is white plastic stuff...nasty !! I don't have a wooden one which would have given this probably a little more form but, it is what it is...from my cupboard Wink

Janet xx
dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.1k 2048 England
26 Sep 2020 4:13PM
A rather different look, and also very fitting for the subject...
Mike_Young Avatar
Mike_Young Plus
17 34 13 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 4:24PM
Love it, superb processing, mono is perfect for this subject matter and the grain also
Saastad Avatar
Saastad 4 16 17 Norway
26 Sep 2020 4:25PM
I agree with Angela about the white rolling spin.
Except for that I like it a lot.

Arne Smile
chase Avatar
chase Plus
18 2.5k 682 England
26 Sep 2020 4:37PM
Thanks all.
Mike, lovey to have your UA, thank you.

I'm gonna paint that ruddy rolling pin....black !! Wink Wink

Janet xx
canoncarol Avatar
This works really well Janet, a very pleasing still life image.
Irishkate Avatar
Irishkate Plus
13 45 123 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 5:43PM
Noting how well these objects convert to mono - all objects I use quite regularly.
taggart Avatar
taggart Plus
19 47 15 United States
26 Sep 2020 6:45PM
Rollingpin is out of place---could be replaced with a couple of large spoons--and maybe a canning jar?
chase Avatar
chase Plus
18 2.5k 682 England
26 Sep 2020 6:48PM
Lol, tried that Jenn, they all collapsed, even when I used blu tac in the bottom of the pan...hey ho Wink
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Alffoto Plus
8 323 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 7:22PM
I really like the processing, tones and textures, they make the "every day items" really stand out and take on a tangible quality!

rontear Avatar
rontear Plus
20 23 9 England
26 Sep 2020 7:49PM
Something out of nothing !! My award, excellent image.
chase Avatar
chase Plus
18 2.5k 682 England
26 Sep 2020 8:16PM
Alf and Ron, great to have your User Awards, very complimentary, thank you.
dark_lord Avatar
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
26 Sep 2020 9:21PM
Well I may have to raid the cupboards now just to give it a go but I know I won't come close to this.
chase Avatar
chase Plus
18 2.5k 682 England
26 Sep 2020 10:36PM
James, fab to have your UA, much appreciated.

Keith, get into those cupboards, you will be surprised what interesting stuff you have in there and probably use it every day. Go on, you know it makes sense Wink

Janet xx
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TrevBatWCC Plus
15 13 19 England
27 Sep 2020 10:39AM
A fine still-life of kitchen objects, works well in mono, along with the grainy texturing 😃👍
Trev 😀

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