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The Clamp

By chase
Some of the things I found in my Dads workshop.
What is in the bottles or that can, heaven knows, particularly the smaller, dark bottle, I dread to think !

A 3 frame HDR image combined in Lightroom, finished with a few tweaks in Photoshop.
Lit from behind the bottles by 2 small handheld LED lights with a touch of daylight camera left for good measure Wink
Yep, it's dark but I like the effect of the LEDs on the liquid contents of the bottles.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Old Can Metal Bottles Rust Hdr Workshop Backlighting Clamp Keys

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2020 3:49PM
Beautiful composition, excellent colour tones...
Isabel GrinGrin
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2020 4:01PM
Janet, I love everything about it.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
28 Dec 2020 4:08PM
Thank you.
Tony, wonderful to have your UA, many thanks, very much appreciated.
Janet xx
clicknimagine Plus
11 878 105 India
28 Dec 2020 4:20PM
Love that idea of light from behind the bottle, and fantastic arrangement, so beautifully framed them, amazing you have kept everything intact and done full justice...Well Done...
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
28 Dec 2020 4:22PM
Hi Somnath, fab to have your valued GEA for this, very complimentary, thank you.
Janet xx
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
28 Dec 2020 4:43PM
The mind boggles where you accumulate these props Janet.
Good work.
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
28 Dec 2020 4:47PM
Backlight gives the image a touch of class.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Dec 2020 4:52PM
Variations on Old Oil!
jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
28 Dec 2020 5:10PM
Nice oily engineering still-life Janet. I particularly like the glow given to the bottle contents by the backlighting. Well composed and arranged with a virtual diagonal from the red oil can to the top of the G-clamp, and how the two oil cans frame the bottles. Plus of course super lighting.
28 Dec 2020 5:18PM
Too much can spoil any image - to me, Janet, there is an excellent picture to be viewed - should the clamp and its tin were to be removed - in fact, these two items on their own would make another picture.


chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
28 Dec 2020 6:35PM

Quote:there is an excellent picture to be viewed - should the clamp and its tin were to be removed

You perhaps pre-empt my follow up to this...maybe Wink

Thanks everyone.
Janet xx
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
29 Dec 2020 12:40PM
There's a great temptation to clear out old stuff, but your wonderful still-life images make us think we should hang on to them 👍 I have somewhere a clamp like that, if I were to find it, it's probably gained as much rust as this! 😃
Trev 😀
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
29 Dec 2020 2:27PM
pleasant and warm glow across the image.
the HDR is best viewed as large as possible. the detail is stunning.

chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
30 Dec 2020 12:23PM
Thanks all.
David and James, wonderful to have your very complimentary UAs.
Janet xx
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
30 Dec 2020 6:37PM
Hi Sylvia, many thanks for your coveted UA, appreciated.
patri 18 3 Italy
31 Dec 2020 11:53PM
Great tones, beautiful composition
Beautiful composition, light and colors.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
2 Jan 2021 7:22AM
Uri, thank you for u for your UA, so very much appreciated.
2 Jan 2021 2:14PM
My favourite still life.
Superb composition and colours.
Happy new year
BarbaraR 15 1.1k 1 England
26 Apr 2021 8:07AM
Wonderful, so atmospheric.
Very well done.

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