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Dead Still Life

By cattyal  
As a result of a forum discussion about still life lighting I thought I'd get the softbox out to see how it compared against the reflector brolly. Certainly softer and I'll have to use it again.

The background is a bit of a disaster but it's a dress which isn't mine so I can't chop it up - I'll try again another day.

Fiddled with as per usual - mainly histogram adjustments for a change which worked quite nicely.

Tags: Still life General Digitally manipulated

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fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
14 Apr 2011 10:02PM
The product of a twisted mind. Wish I had one like itWink

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Apr 2011 10:31PM
Old body parts, a borrowed dress, some dead plants and you've created a beautiful image. Who would have thought!.............Sandy
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
15 Apr 2011 2:02AM
Wow! Love this! Added to my favorites. It has a scary but elegant quality to it - sort of mesmerizing.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
15 Apr 2011 8:24AM
Thanks everyone Smile Maybe it's a bit dark - I'm still working on my laptop at home and brighten it up to what I usually find an unacceptable level so that it's ok on every other monitor! One day I'll sort the laptop monitor out Smile

As for twisted mind - I like that Smile

scary but elegant describes me to a tee on a good day - the rest of the time it's scary and shabby Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2011 8:35AM
Amazing image. Love the rich velvet frame to all the "dead" matter... Very artistic! IB
15 Apr 2011 11:54AM
a wee tad of fill light and this will be excellent click
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
15 Apr 2011 1:00PM
That is not going to make for a good supper.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2011 4:21PM
Interesting collection of 'grot', but sure makes for a great still-life.....I reckon 1/2 way between V1 & V2 might be about right....nice one !

I haven't got a 'velvety' dress for my 'stills', have to use an old blanket, then disguised behind 'X' number of textures......

Mmmmmm.....I wonder if a self-portrait of myself would come under the 'still-life' there's a thought ???????
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2011 1:59PM
I quite like the background, a fine image.

cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
17 Apr 2011 6:47PM
Thanks again everyone and thanks to Pete for the HC Smile

Apologies for the delay returning - I've just got back from a weekend away and will catch up ASAP!

Having been to a couple of car boots this morning I now have more pewter, copper and glass goodies for my still life pics Smile

Sorry Keith - you have to be dead to qualify as a still life Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 3:55PM
Hi Alison.....I am from the neck up !!!!!!
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
18 Apr 2011 6:21PM
I think I will be too later on this evening - once I've finished running round like a blue arsed fly Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 7:16PM
Now that's a picture to torture the brain with !!!!.Wink
18 Apr 2011 8:58PM
that would make a nice stew
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
18 Apr 2011 10:24PM
I stopped the blue arsed fly bit - I've just treated myself to a veg watching CSI NY Smile

As for you Mark - you must eat some really strange stews Smile

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