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The Wood Pile

By chase
I have wanted an old mincer for ages, with this image in mind. When I spotted this one during my recent shopping spree, I just couldn't resist Wink
They used to be everywhere in charity shops for pennies but now are a little more of a collectors item.

This one is a Spong 90, made in England, so it tells me on the machine....and, it works....bonus Wink

Lit with one small handheld LED light, camera left.
An HDR image, 3 frames each 1 stop apart, combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop with a touch of faffing.
Again, it's dark but that was my intention.

Thanks for dropping in.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Plate Dark Still life Green Hdr Digitally manipulated Oil can Pegs Pewter Mincer Spong

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4 Oct 2020 12:33PM
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1807 England
4 Oct 2020 1:19PM
Matchless still life technique, Janet.
jacomes Plus
6 27 34 Portugal
4 Oct 2020 1:38PM
loike the mincer, we had one in the kitchen when oi were a nipper Wink
But we didn't make chips with it wood or otherwise Smile

Seriously, a slightly surreal touch in this one Janet; an old can and a mincer making smokin' chips out of clothes pegs. And your usual impeccable lighting and processing. I Like it.


PS - could you adapt the oil can to be a mayonnaise dispenser?Wink
chase Plus
15 2.1k 540 England
4 Oct 2020 1:45PM

Quote:PS - could you adapt the oil can to be a mayonnaise dispenser?

I very much doubt it James, it would get very messy Wink

Thanks all.
Janet xx
Great image, very clever creation. I have a mincer just like that, I rescued it along with several other items from my grandmothers estate.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 540 England
4 Oct 2020 1:54PM

Quote:my grandmothers estate.

I remember my Nana having one, she used it all the time for all manner of things, where it ever went, goodness knows Sad
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
4 Oct 2020 2:03PM
Chips anyone???? My Grandma had one of these but she didn't mince clothes pegs with or without the metal spring😱😱!!!
Funny business over now, I like your composition and the light nicely catching the oil can.....I do admire your creativity, Janet.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
4 Oct 2020 2:22PM
I've actually kept my eyes open for one of these the last while. Not for making my own toothpicks for though. Wonderful image as always Janet.
4 Oct 2020 2:30PM
Fascinating still life with the wood chips. What are you going to mince I wonder? Yes we had one when I was a kid. Fun things, different metal discs for different size mince-holes. Very retro 🙂
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
4 Oct 2020 3:01PM
Hahaha... good one Janet!

Arne Smile
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1807 England
4 Oct 2020 3:51PM
Just needs some paperclips on the out side to complete things...
martin.w Plus
18 603 27 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2020 4:10PM
A brilliant idea well it Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2020 4:18PM
A very creative study... Excellent still life composition.
Isabel GrinGrin
4 Oct 2020 5:06PM
Fantastic GrinGrin. Great idea, perfectly executed. You are sooo clever GrinWink
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2020 6:03PM
Terrific shot for SS
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 Oct 2020 7:36PM
A great silly Sunday joke!

4 Oct 2020 7:51PM
Great still life, Dave.
Amusing , well thought out ....but more importantly well executed to give a great image
Thanks for sharing Janet

jacomes Plus
6 27 34 Portugal
4 Oct 2020 11:07PM
My UA is for this and yesterday's "The moth" Two excellent images.
4 Oct 2020 11:36PM
Great still life, Love the mincer my Mum used one like that, not for pegs though.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
5 Oct 2020 8:50AM

Quote:I have wanted an old mincer for ages,

May I suggest Alan Carr?Tongue
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
5 Oct 2020 10:24AM
My mother used a mincer exactly like this! Well, I used it mostly, getting the job of feeding chunks of meat in the top and turning the handle and delighting in seeing the mince come out! 😃 Never minced wooden clothes pegs though (we had exactly the same pegs too!), but like this idea 😃👍
Trev 😀
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2020 11:42AM
Oh that looks like fun - I can feel a spate of minced subjects coming on.
The green handle adds the colour punch.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 540 England
5 Oct 2020 11:53AM
Thanks all.
Dave, Vince and James, great to have your UAs, many thanks.
Janet xx
The mincer brings back memories, a beautifully composed still life image Janet. I do like the way the light just catches the green handle.

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