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Time for a little Spring Cleaning

By NDODS    
This little capture is full of nostalgia for me, and most probably few of you, Many years ago, whilst fighting for Queen and Country I would clean my brasses so that I could shave from with good old 'Brasso'. Still to this day it is used to clean an array of objects from horse brasses to silver spoons. So once the chocolate eggs have finally gone, and the grad children have finally finished trashing the house, it will be out with the vacuum cleaner, a tin of Brasso, and a squirt of Vim, and loads of Vigour to get the house cleaner by my home help whilst I simply direct the proceedings.

Regards Nathan

Tags: Cleaning Home Product General Reflection Dusting Shining Polishing Hygiene

Voters: danmclean, Cor, marktc and 77 more

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danmclean 15 1 Australia
8 Apr 2012 9:25AM
Love it,, they still make brasso? This takes me back to being a kid at around 6 or 7 years old, my mother used to belt me round the ear because everytime she brought the Brasso our I would sniff it, I was addicted to the smell. I love photos like this especially when they trigger fond memories,,, Nice one mate.
marktc Plus
11 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 9:37AM
Superb... many not so happy memories of polishing ships bells, spitkids, and brass fire hydrants onboard HM Ships.

Brilliant composition, great lighting and a super reflection. Just perfect and shortlisted.
nice comp good reflection
footloose 10 1 England
8 Apr 2012 10:00AM
Great still life with the idea to match,well done.
mickyr 12
8 Apr 2012 10:04AM
loverly still life, also brings back many memories of forces life
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
8 Apr 2012 10:15AM
A nice reflection on the past Nathan.... I often used in place of t-cut for removing marks in the cars bodywork... I don't think modern paints would like it muchWink

sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 10:24AM
O that shine, brings back many happy times for me, and this shot is outstanding with super detail colour and comp, this is good work. love it.

Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
8 Apr 2012 10:32AM
Good exposure control and reflections....

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
8 Apr 2012 10:35AM
clever idea, well executed.lesley
and well done on your HCWink
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 11:10AM
Thanks guys and gals for your very kind words and most appreciative comment. I am not feeling to well at the moment. "New drugs, 'legal', so I shall log off for a while"

Regards Nathan
User_Removed 11 48 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 11:12AM
Super image Nathan, great comp' and detail, well done.
Metro6R4 11 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 11:15AM
Right up my street this still life....... Top draw..........
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
8 Apr 2012 11:52AM
Love the clarity and reflection, Nathan. Silvo next??TongueGrin

Super capture of nostalgia Nathan.. Has evoked many memories, brilliant sharp image and reflections
cleg 12 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 12:46PM
Love it.
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 1:45PM
Excellent. Smile

dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 2:02PM
excellent photography and well done on your HC.
Growmore 12 4 3 England
8 Apr 2012 2:13PM
Fantastic shot and superb work, brings back memories from childhood. My old mum would get down on her hands and knees and polish the brass plate on the front door. Gary
8 Apr 2012 4:01PM
A nice story with a most beautiful photo.
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
8 Apr 2012 4:16PM
Stunning detail and excellent composition, you are right about our military days, loads of bull! But taught you discipline and self respect, sadly something lacking today.


xwang 12 56 8
8 Apr 2012 5:42PM
Good work! Interesting POV. Beautiful shining light...Smile
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
8 Apr 2012 5:57PM

Quote:Good work! Interesting POV. Beautiful shining light...Smile
My thoughts are the same.
min 10 522 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 6:03PM
i love reflections nicely done Nathan Grin

carper123 Plus
10 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 6:42PM
great picture nathan, love your style of work, and very accomplished.
hope you feel better soon.
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
8 Apr 2012 8:01PM
'Superb & artistic Still life Image rendering' ~ Peter
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 8:02PM
Great shot, great story and congratulations on a well deserved HC award SmileSmile
Rock 19 10 2 England
8 Apr 2012 8:15PM
A bright, clean shot !

meniko 10 Cyprus
8 Apr 2012 9:59PM
simple and "clean" shot!
Always like such pureness and elementariness Smile
pdcche 11 4 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 10:25PM
Nice presentation and reflections.. Peter
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
8 Apr 2012 11:29PM
excellent presentation, thoughtful lighting and perfect arrangement.
denbo 10 England
9 Apr 2012 6:22AM
Good old Brasso a nice clean job Wink
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 12:12PM
A big THANK YOU to you all for your kind comments, a witticisms. "At least the jokes were clean..."

Regards Nathan
10 Apr 2012 1:36PM
Brilliant work..Lin
johncob 11 39 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 5:17PM
Nathan Very creative. Regards John
10 Apr 2012 6:13PM
A lovely picture Nathan. Lots of effort to achieve it I am sure. You can almost smell the Brasso!

smartbox 12 1 2 United States
11 Apr 2012 5:23AM
Very nice presentation. I am sure it wasn't easy to create the lighting for this capture. Well done!

Ridgeway 15 222 2 Ireland
12 Apr 2012 1:09AM
This Nathan has to be one of the cleanest images I have come across,the clarity is spotless,,plenty of elbow grease for the home help,,Liked the wirte up,Grin

A job very well done indeed, well worth all the awards it gets, super shot well presented gets my award any day of the week. well done. fantastic capture.

PaulMillar 10 83 2 Scotland
16 Apr 2012 7:10PM
Fantastic shot, made me smile after a hard thanks.

16 Apr 2012 7:41PM
GREAT work !
Maria5 11 2 Spain
20 Apr 2012 11:09AM
Very nice shot
24 Apr 2012 10:42AM

akhtarkhan 19 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 1:11PM
Brilliant composition, very nice still work and great presentation......focussing nice and sharp!Smile

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