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Love Letters

By cattyal  
Another one from this weeks still life endeavours. This time the main aim was trying to get some decent real smoke from the pipe - I stuck a bit of joss stick inside and it worked reasonably well. A sod to light though - exposing for the smoke and the bits and pieces was a challenge and I ended up sandwiching two images.

I know I could have faked the smoke but I didn't want to Smile

And they're not really love letters (to spoil the illusion) - actually I've yet to sit down and read the post-cards yet - must do that over the weekend.

Tags: Books Still life General Smoke Rose Pipe Digitally manipulated Letters

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kaybee 12 4.8k 25 Scotland
22 Feb 2013 9:07AM
Don't spoil the illusion dear!

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bluesandtwos 6 126 1 England
22 Feb 2013 9:15AM
Yours have to be the most interesting still lifes here!

You need to have an open house/training day. I for one, and I suspect there are many here, would happily pay to nosey through your prop collection and then have a lesson or two. Grin

Dave
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 9:52AM
With the pipe here I wonder if this is a bloke looking at old postcards from someone he cared for, but years later took a rose to his imagined desire only to find them missing he returns home deeply saddened and wonders why he didn't act way back then.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
22 Feb 2013 10:59AM
Super image!! Great comp, lighting and presentation!
cattyal Plus
11 7.7k 6 England
22 Feb 2013 11:25AM

Quote:With the pipe here I wonder if this is a bloke looking at old postcards from someone he cared for, but years later took a rose to his imagined desire only to find them missing he returns home deeply saddened and wonders why he didn't act way back then.


Blimey - you old romantic!

I claim to be about as romantic as a spud Smile
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
22 Feb 2013 12:15PM
The books fascinate me. I love old books with their beautiful bindings.
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
22 Feb 2013 2:59PM
Like your work with this one Alison
Regards Richard
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 4:56PM
Lovely shot !!!.....nice sombre mood suits the subject well !!
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 9:21PM
A wonderful illusion of old love letters.
I love your old books - I have lots of those too.
Lovely swirl of smoke.
KateGrinGrinGrin
cattyal Plus
11 7.7k 6 England
22 Feb 2013 10:37PM
oops - sorry I'm late folks - it's been one of those evenings - well weeks actually Smile

Thanks everyone - time maybe though to move on to something else now. I can't wait for my new mask to arrive!!!

You know Dave, having an open house kinda of thing has occurred to me a few times - not sure about the practicalities of doing something like this but I know my collection of props and collections is big enough now to give lots of options. I shall have to think about that one.....
scrimmy Plus
7 388 5 Scotland
23 Feb 2013 6:41AM
such a melancholy dialogue to such a wonderful image

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