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Quill

By AnnChown
I haven't got much that I want to upload at the moment, but thought I'd try this old feather I found at the beach in January. It's been given a textured layer (my own) and a bit of colour and was taken indoors in natural light. Comments and criticisms are very welcome.
I deleted yesterday's image - Cutlery drawer - because of the white spots on the background; thanks to all of you who noticed them.
This will be my last upload for a couple of weeks as we're busy this weekend and then off to the frozen north west of Scotland for a week or so.
Ann

Tags: Still life General Feather Digital art Digitally manipulated Ink bottle

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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 12:20PM
I rather like this Ann. The wonderful textures and tones contained within both the bottle and the quill have been very well observed and digitally reproduced.

Nathan

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21 Mar 2013 12:23PM
Simply beautiful, lovely soft texture work Grin
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 12:24PM
Simply and beautiful... I really like this Ann, very nice.
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
21 Mar 2013 12:26PM
Beautiful and elegant Ann.

Anne
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
21 Mar 2013 12:27PM
I like the composition because for me its as much about the open space on the right as the subject, have a great time away and come back with some nice images for us to enjoy. - gary
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 12:27PM
Beautiful image Ann
Jim
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 12:32PM
Super image Ann, wonderful textures and tones, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh
21 Mar 2013 12:46PM
Perfect tones in this entire image.......Sandy
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 12:49PM
The tones work well with those textures Ann SmileSmile
Helen
johnke 3 223 15
21 Mar 2013 12:51PM
Very well exposed Ann not just the feather but the glass is superb...John
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 1:07PM
Nice still life! Good image. IB
martinjp 7 2 3 Wales
21 Mar 2013 1:14PM
Certainly works well, though I would have been inclined to set the ink pot to the right, with the feather leading into the image...Wink
ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
21 Mar 2013 1:25PM
Great still life, enjoy your holiday in ScotlandGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
21 Mar 2013 1:34PM
Lovely tones and texture, Ann, very harmonious. The highlights and shadow give the depth and the composition looks perfect to me, being left-handed that's exactly how I would use it so it looks very natural.

Have a wonderful break but don't forget your Arctic survival pack Tongue

Dave
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
21 Mar 2013 1:39PM
A splendid image, enjoy your vacation!
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
21 Mar 2013 1:41PM
A simple image, very well executed, Ann. Enjoy 'sunny' Scotland Smile Carol
21 Mar 2013 1:48PM
Super still life Ann,
Fred.
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 2:46PM
Harmonious - love the texture - not over worked.
The bottle and quill are great.
You'll find plenty to photograph in Scotland - can't wait to see the results.
KateGrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 39 10 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 3:00PM
A great image Ann, the feather is right for the ink bottle(it is victorian?)


Cliff
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
21 Mar 2013 3:47PM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!!
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
21 Mar 2013 3:57PM
Perfect background. A charming image.
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 4:13PM
Beautiful still life Ann, and like the tones
have a great holiday, and hopefully not too cold!
Lillian
21 Mar 2013 4:36PM
Superb composition !
George
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
21 Mar 2013 5:12PM
Wonderful work here Ann.

Ken
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 5:26PM

Quote:A great image Ann, the feather is right for the ink bottle(it is victorian?)


Cliff


I don't know how old the bottle is, I'm afraid... I should have asked when I bought it (from the guy called Andy who is on the Antiques Roadshow (he has a shop in Rye) - and before you get excited, I don't think it's worth more than 50p!! Smile
Ann
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
21 Mar 2013 5:43PM
A really very effective still life. Love the textures in the feather and the ripply details in the old ink bottle.

Ann
21 Mar 2013 6:05PM
Excellent Ann, wonderful 'real' look to the Glass. A class Glass act you might saySmile
Very well composed and processed.

John Smile
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 6:15PM
Cracking shot !!....simple, but oozing quality !!!.......though both the bottle & feather have seen better days !!

Enjoy your Scottish holiday.....I'm jealous now !!.......I'm dithering nicely in the LD at the moment.....taint arf cold mum !!!!!.Grin
21 Mar 2013 6:31PM
Super image.
Enjoy your holiday. Pack plenty of cosy togs. Grin
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
21 Mar 2013 6:49PM
Simple yet the details and tones / textures work well together
Regards Richard
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
21 Mar 2013 7:00PM
Effective and appealing Ann.Would the image improve with the feather leaning in towards the image. maybe..maybe not. Have a good break.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 7:02PM

Quote:Effective and appealing Ann.Would the image improve with the feather leaning in towards the image. maybe..maybe not. Have a good break.

You could be right Danny - When I'm back and have time, I'll have a try.
Ann
carper123 Plus
4 914 8 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 7:14PM
A simple image, Ann, superbly thought out, put together and presented, quite magical, the tatty feather, brilliant.
Well worth the highly sought after carper UA.
Nice work.
Well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmileSmile
21 Mar 2013 7:28PM
Simply delightful!

P.
21 Mar 2013 8:56PM
Lovely comp............great idea.......very nice work.


Paul.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 9:29PM
The background colour and texture works very well Ann.
Derek
ColinEJ 10 21 17 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 1:13AM
Simplicity, quality and good composition are recipes for success and you have proved the point with this image.
Ray42 8 3 England
22 Mar 2013 8:04AM
An excellent piece of work Ann - they ought to have a still life section - always under appreciated
BarbaraR 10 16 1 England
22 Mar 2013 8:25AM
Very lovely of old glass and rather battered feather.
Well composed taken and worked to the b/g.

B.
Nice one Ann I saw a lot of these when I was in the tower of London and Yes they let me out mores the pity some say....but moving on lovely detail good processing and so well presented.

John
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
22 Mar 2013 12:04PM
I love the simplicity of this, and the wabi-sabi feather. Beautifully done.
22 Mar 2013 5:24PM
I am very very taken with your still life work
PS although am in the Scottish Borders the bus briver taking me back from Edinburgh today when I said my stop said " No don't know that - do you mean Ice Station Zebra?" Wrap up warm!!!

Steve
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 6:56PM
All suitably battered! - works well
Jason
jdinne 13 16 England
23 Mar 2013 10:28AM
Brilliant Ann

John
23 Mar 2013 10:30AM
Excellent love the subtle tones.
Rick
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 11:35AM
well deserving of all the awards, the treatment works very well on this subject.
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 6:41PM
You do these very well Ann. I have tried these but they just do not look right.

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