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Another Coffee Pot

By cattyal  
Another charity shop find - this time a coffee pot for a huge price of 2.49 - it had to be bought.

Then to find a suitable cup - I knew I had some little china ones - it was just case of finding where I'd tidied them away to. This tidying up lark is very over-rated you know - it all looks great but you can't find a thing.....

The beans are getting fairly ancient now but they were bought purely for photos so that's fine.

Lighting was just strobe with beauty dish but my foamboard with a rectangle cut in it placed in front to give me lots of shadows.

Tags: Cup Still life General Beans Coffee Digitally manipulated Pot Topaz adjust Texture layer

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Comments


19 Jun 2013 11:09AM
Very pleasing still life. Good color, composition and texture. A

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Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
19 Jun 2013 11:27AM
That is some strong coffee!!!!! A fascinating coffee pot. It looks Eastern European.
I like the arrangement and the lighting in this charming still life.
Bonvilston 6 61 8 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 11:27AM
Nice dark, coffeesque tones. I like this one a lot....Peter
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Jun 2013 11:27AM
A lovely and delightful still life Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 11:41AM
I'm interested in your lighting technique - and wondered how you got it so dark. A lovely old feel to this!
Ann
Dureja 7 1 India
19 Jun 2013 12:04PM
Lovely n classical !
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
19 Jun 2013 12:05PM
Well balanced still life, lighting perfect to Alison.
Ron.
cattyal Plus
12 8.1k 6 England
19 Jun 2013 12:07PM

Quote:I'm interested in your lighting technique - and wondered how you got it so dark. A lovely old feel to this!
Ann



It's still all set up so when I get home this evening I'll take a shot or two of the setup and add it here.
cattyal Plus
12 8.1k 6 England
19 Jun 2013 12:09PM
Thanks everyone - one of the best things I did was chop a hole in my sheet of foamboard - it's proved very effective both with strobes and natural light.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 12:14PM

Quote:I'm interested in your lighting technique - and wondered how you got it so dark. A lovely old feel to this!
Ann

It's still all set up so when I get home this evening I'll take a shot or two of the setup and add it here.


Thanks Alison - you're a star for sharing your techniques! Smile
Ann
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
19 Jun 2013 1:28PM
A lovely image and wonderful to read how you created it.......Sandy
boov Plus
4 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 3:24PM
Great image...
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 4:56PM
What an interesting coffee pot - a great find!
I love your lighting too so I'll be interested to learn more too.
Very atmospheric.
KateGrinGrinGrin
cattyal Plus
12 8.1k 6 England
19 Jun 2013 6:17PM
Thanks again everyone Smile I'm just going to have a cup of tea and then will pop up and photograph the arrangement before I move it all to do a few flower pics (my flower man is starting to get the good stuff in again!)
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 6:25PM
I think this is a really good still-life. The objects are interesting, the light creates form and highlights the detail very well and it's been composed thoughtfully. Makes me want to get my paint set out againSmile Excellent work.

Alan.
19 Jun 2013 6:26PM
a beautiful pot
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 6:40PM
I can smell the aroma from hereTongue


Adrian
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
19 Jun 2013 8:02PM
Nice to see your set up Alison...inspirational & very helpful for folk with only a small space available.
Love the coffee pot...I'm coming your way to rummage in your junk shops with finds like this !!!!! Wink
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 9:43PM
Cracking shot !!!......love that 'coffee jug' !!
cattyal Plus
12 8.1k 6 England
19 Jun 2013 10:37PM
Thanks again everyone Smile As usual the image is rather different viewed on my laptop as compared with the office computer from which I uploaded this. The background is much darker on the office monitor - a bit on the patchy side on this one.

I wonder which one is right?

I've vague plans to head off to an antiques/junk fair this weekend - better check the bank balance first!
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 7:56AM
Thanks Alison! Smile

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