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Spag Bol

By chase
Basic ingredients for a Spaghetti Bolognese Smile

Lit by daylight camera left against a new backdrop.
The wooden base I made from some old fencing I recently took down, just added a touch of wax and brought it back to life...recycling is great fun.
The scales & weights I have had for a while.
Basil is from my greenhouse, just about big enough to use.
Garlic is home grown.

An HDR image, 3 frames each 1 stop apart combined in Lightroom and finished with a slight crop, levels etc in Photoshop.

Thanks for dropping by.
Hope everyone is safe and well.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Mushrooms Still life Hdr Daylight Tomatoes Onions Garlic Basil Scales Spaghetti spag bol



TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
27 Apr 2020 1:44PM
Blimey, my mother had kitchen scales just like these when I were a lad! 😃 A lovely composition and arrangement of all the elements in the shot, Janet, and beautifully processed too 👍
Trev 😀
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
27 Apr 2020 1:52PM
Thanks all.

Quote: my mother had kitchen scales just like these when I were a lad!

These belonged to my Mum and her Mum before her Smile

Janet xx
Everything arranged to perfection Janet, a superb still life with excellent lighting. Remember my Mum had scales like these, I think they were green!
cymru2019 3 17 7 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2020 2:16PM
You are absolutely magnificent in innovation and your craft in this genre is top class. Unfortunately the image as presented to me on this screen, and bear in mind I have had eye operations, looks a little on the dark side. David
Super still life great capture

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2595 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2020 2:21PM
Our kitchen scales were painted pale green, as was just about everything else - I think my father got a job lot of paint.
This is satisfyingly heavy on the garlic... Wink
chris-p 17 75 England
27 Apr 2020 2:23PM
Perfect illustration ...
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
27 Apr 2020 2:45PM
Thanks everyone.
Many thanks for User Awards to Carol, Vince and Chris, mutely appreciated.

Quote:This is satisfyingly heavy on the garlic

Hmm, just a bit too much for me Moira lol, I would only use as much as is on the wooden base, a couple of cloves is my limit Wink

Janet xx
AlfieK Plus
6 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2020 2:46PM
One beautiful still life with mouth watering ingredients.
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
27 Apr 2020 2:51PM
I love how you've arranged this and the colour tones with your new back drop are wonderful.
Ted447 Plus
10 216 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2020 3:35PM
Great image and imagination. Ted. GrinGrin
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
27 Apr 2020 3:59PM
Beautifully put together Janet.
adagio 4 4 2 England
27 Apr 2020 4:17PM
Pure perfection Janet, can't say anything more👍👍!!

bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
27 Apr 2020 4:21PM
Great work Janet - a lot of items but they all seem to be in the right places in the frame.
Lip smacking good.Tongue
chataignier Plus
10 247 14 France
27 Apr 2020 5:22PM
Great photo, like the arrangement and the old scales, but........ where's the beef ?
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
27 Apr 2020 6:19PM
A well-balanced still-life, Janet.Wink
The only detail my brain picked up on is the modern pasta jar with the old scales - a container that more matched the age of the scales might work better? But what? I admit to not knowing...Smile
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
27 Apr 2020 6:39PM
Thanks all.
Many thanks for your UA Andy, lovely compliment.

Malc, that Spaghetti jar is older than you think, it was my Nanas' and I don't have anything else that is tall enough for the Spag Wink

Quote:where's the beef

Still on the Cow I reckon......nah, it's in the freezer Wink

Janet xx
27 Apr 2020 7:37PM
Classic Janet! It's great. I particularly like the wooden base. I have been after something similar for ages.
richmowil Plus
14 507 3 England
27 Apr 2020 7:56PM
Good composition and title!
dimalexa 6 5 Greece
27 Apr 2020 8:36PM
Amazing still life, with very beautiful color tones, Janet!
davyskid 6 2 Scotland
27 Apr 2020 8:36PM
Superb image Janet SmileSmile
27 Apr 2020 8:54PM
Great composition lighting and processing.
Yogendra Plus
19 22 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2020 9:46PM
Beautiful still life...
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2020 10:36PM
A lovely quality shot.Smile
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
28 Apr 2020 11:22AM
Thank you everyone.
Ivor, Leo and Kate, wonderful to have your UAs, many thanks.
Janet xx
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2020 11:23AM
Your own basil, your own garlic - all before you set up the other ingredients along with those wonderful scales. I hope the spag bol was good after all of this effort for one image!
NevJB 8 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2020 4:46PM
Perfect still life - great composition and colour toning - love it GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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