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Underwood Portable

By cattyal  
I had nothing that needed doing this lunchtime so I wandered round a different block to my usual route and came across a house clearance shop that I'd forgotten was there. I'm a tad worried that it's going to become a regular haunt - especially as the owner is a very friendly chap and understands just the type of props I like.

Today's purchase was the typewriter - he was going to clean it up and sell it for considerably more than I paid for it - it must not be cleaned - it needs to stay grubby and worn Smile

I may well pay the shop another visit tomorrow - he had a camera there that I'd be interested to know the price on.......

Tags: Still life General Digitally manipulated Typewriter Topaz adjust Texture layer

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chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
22 Mar 2013 8:07PM
That typewriter was a great find Alison,well worth whatever you paid for it.
Clean it up !!!! ??????? phew,I'm glad you stopped him !

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cattyal Plus
11 7.9k 6 England
22 Mar 2013 8:42PM
Thanks folks - incidentally the typewriter cost me a whole 20 Smile
Chrisjaz 5 14 France
22 Mar 2013 9:02PM
Wow what a story , you have some fun , that is a great shot !
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 10:36PM
Wonderful to look at - a nightmare to type on - remember having to tippex all the copies!
Great still life. Looking forward to more with the typewriter.
cattyal Plus
11 7.9k 6 England
22 Mar 2013 11:03PM
Happily I learned to type on a word processor about 32 years ago but did used to have to prepare stencils for a mimeograph machine on an old style typewriter - that used to be fun!

That said I do have a few daisy wheels and golfballs from the old electric typewriters I used to use at work before we got modern!
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
23 Mar 2013 1:42AM
Wow! This came together really well.
derrymaine 3 17 Greece
23 Mar 2013 6:50AM
great composition
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 8:30AM
A really great find. I learned to type on something similar to the beat of the William Tell Overture on a wind up gramophone! Seems surreal now - and I think it probably was at the time! SmileSmile
23 Mar 2013 11:25AM
Sounds as if you have come across a virtual treasure trove. I love the composition and the tones in this image, well done. Cant wait tp see the rest of the images that you propose doing .
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
23 Mar 2013 12:17PM
You have the most interesting items in your tool kit. This is a beautifully composed image, with all the right tones.
Richsr 9 91 223 England
23 Mar 2013 1:05PM
Like the details and light for this Alison
23 Mar 2013 3:52PM
Beautiful composition !
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 9:38PM
Tiz a lovely set-up and balance Al ,

But its always looking at the flash directional , bingey bongey bounce thing.

Anyways , slapped a quick mod to mute and form Smile
cattyal Plus
11 7.9k 6 England
23 Mar 2013 10:13PM
Thanks again everyone Smile I'm sure I'll be getting more props from this chap - he might even loan them to me which would be handy!

Thanks too for the mod Dave - you can have a crack at my next upload now - it's all bingey bongey again Smile I much prefer natural light with maybe a little help but sadly there's still not much of it about in the evenings! One day I'll slow down and see if I can come up with lighting you approve of Tongue
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 10:54PM
Ill have a crack Wink

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