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The Plumbers Mate

By chase
I have had this copper kettle in my garage collecting muck for ages.
Trying to find bits of copper to make a composition wasn't simple...right in the depths of the garage never to be seen in ordinary circumstances.
The duster was inside the kettle and so deserved a place here Wink

Taken in daylight.
Raw file converted in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop with a crop, levels, contrast adjustment and a sharpen.
The 'steam' from the kettle is smoke from a candle I put inside it...well, it worked ! Wink

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Smile....stay safe, it's important.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Old Pipes Kettle Plumbing Copper Mucky Duster

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bobby55 Plus
10 47 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2020 6:12PM
Love it love it love it. The steam is a nice touch too...very envious.
Lovely light and tones. The little bit of steam is a nice touch Smile
chris-p Plus
15 72 England
17 Jun 2020 6:51PM
Happy days of installing copper pipes 😁
chase Plus
15 1.9k 481 England
17 Jun 2020 7:14PM
Many thanks everyone.
Andy, great to have your UA, thank you.
Janet xx
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
17 Jun 2020 7:41PM
Not sure I'd fancy a brew from that receptacle!
Is that copper kettle a copper's kettle?Wink
chase Plus
15 1.9k 481 England
17 Jun 2020 7:48PM

Quote:Is that copper kettle a copper's kettle?

No Malc, it's a Plumbers' kettle Wink Tongue
Don't think it would hold water, it has seen much better days Wink
17 Jun 2020 8:03PM
A beautiful still life.
stevenb Plus
17 279 7 England
17 Jun 2020 8:40PM
Well done Janet

All the best

17 Jun 2020 8:45PM
Wonderful atmospheric cupric arrangement, this works so well. Fascinating old kettle, Victorian perhaps?

Dave 🙂
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1739 England
17 Jun 2020 8:50PM
So Much Stuff...

adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
17 Jun 2020 9:49PM
Just so imaginative, just so beautifully composed, just so damn fact it's just superb, Janet👍!!!


PS: The "steam" is a wow!!!!
chase Plus
15 1.9k 481 England
17 Jun 2020 10:36PM
Thanks everyone.
Sue, great to have your UA, many thanks, appreciated.
Janet xx
18 Jun 2020 7:31AM
Inventive and beautifully presented as always Janet.
bluesandtwos 11 437 1 England
18 Jun 2020 8:32AM
As usual, brilliant! Smile

chase Plus
15 1.9k 481 England
18 Jun 2020 10:02AM
Thank you everyone.
Dave and Bob, lovely to have your UAs, many thanks.
Janet xx
clicknimagine Plus
10 723 101 India
18 Jun 2020 11:39AM
Love the metalic tones, beautifully arrenged, lit and processed as per your usual high standard, but that smoke is superb addition here...Well Done...
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2020 12:04PM
Love the old kettle - steam was genius!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
18 Jun 2020 12:38PM
You do have some interesting old objects, Janet! Love the kettle 👍 Another excellent still-life 😃
Trev 😀
chase Plus
15 1.9k 481 England
18 Jun 2020 12:40PM
Many thanks all.
Great to have your GEA Somnath, a lovely compliment, thank you.

Trev, I do ermmm 'borrow' stuff from time to time but I love spotting something and putting it into an image in my head...not literally I might add Wink

Tip....don't put a lit candle inside a metal gets hot !!
Janet xx
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
18 Jun 2020 6:15PM
Another superb still life set up Janet. Good to see the GEA on this.
chase Plus
15 1.9k 481 England
19 Jun 2020 10:52AM
Thanks everyone.
Michal, great to have your UA, appreciated, many thanks.
Janet xx
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
20 Jun 2020 6:54PM
Great presentation
chase Plus
15 1.9k 481 England
21 Jun 2020 10:30AM
Many thanks all.
Oliver, thank you for our UA, much appreciated.
Janet xx
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2020 10:28PM
Beautifully crafted...
Isabel GrinGrin

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