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A Simpler Life

By Camairish    
Hebridean kitchen. A short break before returning to the croft and getting the sheep in.
Any constructive critique welcomed on the photograph's initial impressions.

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Voters: PranavMishra, Eastlands, Alex64 and 18 more

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PranavMishra 7 52 18 India
4 Mar 2015 1:37PM
I love the atmosphere and so conducive for study..
The last book I read (nearly 2 months ago).. Remains of the Day.. Kazuo Ishiguro..
I liked it a great deal.. Such humbling simplicity.. Life of a butler.. Very inspiring..

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4 Mar 2015 2:02PM
It shows peace, which is hard to find, love the simplicity of it. excellent photograph.

Alex 64 SmileSmile
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
4 Mar 2015 4:34PM
Creature comforts are less, but homely indeed Ian.
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2015 8:50PM
fab shot , would be great to see more out of the window to set the location of the croft
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2015 2:42PM
My initial impression, if I'm honest, was that this was a model setup, i.e. not real Smile There's a really odd perspective (that I like) and the furniture and utensils seem so pristine they could almost be out of a doll's house ... but the guy himself looks real ... so now I don't know!

There's something odd about it, but I can't for the life of me figure out what ... I did wonder whether you'd superimposed the bloke, but if you have then it's incredibly well done. The shadows are perfect (which, if they're real, of course they would be ...)

Then I thought that was an immaculately clean and uncluttered kitchen for a farm and/or farmer ... I've been in a few over the years, and they sure didn't look like this ...

Then I thought what the hell ... I like it.
I don't care where or how it's done, it's good Grin

Camairish 14 1.4k Scotland
6 Mar 2015 7:02PM
Thanks Tanya - you're a star. You're spot on - it is my first attempt at a composite image as part of a wee project. I made the room and 'furnished' it with miniature dolls house stuff. I wasn't happy with the look of this so I've since darkened the bloke (me!), added some more shadow and applied a slight blur to the back wall. I'll post that version this evening.
Fully take on board the comments about things looking too clean/tidy - i'll work on that aspect in the next shot.
Value your opinion,
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2015 5:34PM
Wow ... in that case, it's incredibly well done indeed Grin I knew there was something, but your technique is flamin' good on it was hard to figure it. I've been toying with the whole doll's house furniture thing myself for a while, so when I get round to that project, I'll be revisiting this image of yours for inspiration!

I am seriously impressed Grin

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