By keithh  
The thing I love about Still Lifes is spending time getting the lighting just how I want it - sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn't and sometimes it just gives you another idea for another day. On this one it took forever to lose the green flare given off by the candle.

Tags: Still life General Badger Butterfly Snake Lighting Wild cat Roe deer Poison Momento Mori

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edrhodes 12 547 12 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 5:28PM
I kinda like green.....Grin

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NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 5:46PM
A very well thought out Still Life, one which has been captured and worked through very well.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
michaelo Plus
10 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 6:12PM
excellent still life!!
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 6:36PM
As good as you are KeithSmile, this must have taken ages, to sort out the final positioning of the propsWink

a bit similar to Irving penns still life pics.

well taken

keithh Plus
13 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Sep 2013 6:48PM
Thanks Guys.

This was a composition that came at the end of about an hour of tutting, swearing and head shaking.
3 Sep 2013 9:25PM
Very nicely set up. Many interesting curios Keith.
A lovely arrangement.

By the looks of the skull, you've lost weight since last we met. Grin

keithh Plus
13 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Sep 2013 9:27PM
LOL...if only it were true, John.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
3 Sep 2013 10:44PM
Well created and lit Mr H
Regards Richard
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
4 Sep 2013 7:40AM
I looked at this last night and thought "I should really like this" but for some reason it didn't quite work for me. Something to do with the bottles, I really want to bring one forward a bit.

When I opened it again this morning I can see why, it looks like 2 rows of items, bringing one forward would break that and give a nice crossed composition. I wonder if that was the consternation you had when setting it up?

I know I'm been awkward (again).

Oh love (if that's the right word) the message running through this btw - all items linked with the ultimate outcome - I think ...

Only one I'm not sure on the meaning is the butterfly, is that the soul /personality of the person? and shouldn't the flame be extinguished - or is that the next in the series?
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
4 Sep 2013 8:11AM
P.S. Just noticed something by accident (how it was on iPad after finishing scrolling) if you crop out the candle completely it's a much stronger composition - but that I guess losses a key element of the back story.. Or does it?
keithh Plus
13 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
4 Sep 2013 12:29PM
The Butterfly is there as a very transient form of life or one that perceived as being so, and in this case it is sat on some rotting fruit but the candle replaces the clock as a 'timed' element....Ultima Necat - the last kills, as in the final hour.

These are just a very small part of a much larger collection that will all loosely follow a theme.

Thanks guys
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 4:54PM
you are so awkward Nick

Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
4 Sep 2013 6:11PM
What me awkward? Wink


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