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Powder & Pearls

By chase
At last... I managed to borrow a string of Pearls from one of my work colleagues,they are old & belonged to her Grandmother.
The Oyster-shaped musical Powder Compact belonged to my Great Aunt.
I do like the reflection in the little mirror & I tried to apply textures to compliment the colour of the compact.

A 3 frame HDR image,combined & tonemapped in Photomatix.
Raw files converted in C1.
Textures added on adjusment layers in Photoshop.
Thankyou for taking the time to look.
Janet xx

Tags: Reflection Textures Digitally manipulated Layers Still-life Pearls Powder compact

Voters: youmightlikethis, johnriley1uk, Take-a-View and 43 more

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PattiW 12 24 2 United States
30 Jan 2011 8:15PM
Elegant and classy. A beautiful image, Patti

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soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
30 Jan 2011 8:15PM
So love this.. truly beautiful ! x
hasu Plus
10 8 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2011 8:29PM
Hi Janet, this is beautiful shot and of course work you have done! love it.... reflection adds charm!
30 Jan 2011 9:23PM
Great processing again and a nice bit of blending with the textures.A great sheen on those pearls.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
30 Jan 2011 10:10PM
Great processing, makes the pearls look beautiful. Perfect coloured b/g...........Sandy
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
30 Jan 2011 10:39PM
I think you finally cracked the powder puff conundrum Jan. The pearls go well as does the background texture. Nice to see that it's not all pin sharp as well ... those out of focus foreground pearls give the image a nice bit of depth, as does the reflection of course.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
31 Jan 2011 9:35AM
Just getting ready for the ball . Just beautiful xxx
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
31 Jan 2011 12:08PM
Yes you finally cracked it Janet - those pearls did the trick - superb.
31 Jan 2011 2:03PM
Beautiful image/work - well done indeed

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
31 Jan 2011 7:44PM
Thanks everyone.

Yep,the Pearls work for me too thankgoodness,I was begining to panic Wink
Janet xx
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
1 Feb 2011 11:26AM
Beautifully done Janet. Just the thing for DaveU to powder his nose with. Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
1 Feb 2011 6:39PM
Like it Janet works so well, good tones textures and details too.
Regards Richard
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
3 Feb 2011 10:09PM
This is so lovely, wonderful subtle tones and textures, superb!!!

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