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polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
1 May 2012 9:39PM
Love this!

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
1 May 2012 9:45PM
Beautifully worked.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
1 May 2012 9:46PM
Classic still life nice work

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
1 May 2012 10:04PM
I love it!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
1 May 2012 10:23PM
Think this a better arrangement than yesterday's.(
something to do with the Dragon fruit on green "mug")
Still life are very difficult to get right and you are pretty good at it.
Can't advice about light.
JenniCh 12 32 2 England
1 May 2012 10:35PM
Particularly like this arrangement, be interested to know what studio lights you use as I find that having to rely on daylight is very restrictive so am considering some sets of 2 x softboxes I've seen on e-bay for under 100 ............ superb image, especially love the background texture you've used for this.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
1 May 2012 10:44PM
Thanks folks Smile

Yep - I guess the arrangement is a little more logical than my last upload but I simply had to include the Dragon Fruit Smile Now I've got the toms they can provide the blast of colour Smile

Lightwise just the big softbox generally serves the purpose but certainly I prefer controlled daylight if it's available - which it isn't by the time I get to taking pics after work.

@Jenni - I use Elemental lights - a pair of 250w lights with an assortment of add-ons - for this it was a large softbox - well octobox really - plus I have a couple of beauty dishes which are very handy, also barn doors, snoot, shoot through brollies and one reflector brolly. Between those and stuff like white foamboard for reflecting light, black foamboard for stopping light and a white shower curtain for added diffusion - I've more or less got everything covered Smile
scrimmy Plus
9 389 5 Scotland
2 May 2012 12:38AM
I was going to be flippant and say..."I'm hungry now"...but this is just too good and deserves better than my jokey remarks. What do I like about it? The superb arrangement, looks completely natural and not at all contrived. Great light, great colour, muted tones, love the texture. God help us when you get the light as "good as I'd like". Smile
r0nn1e Plus
10 17 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 1:16AM
Just brilliant work
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 May 2012 3:53AM
It's just beautiful.............Sandy
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 7:55AM
A great still life worked beautifully
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
2 May 2012 11:27AM
I see what you mean about the light, but I do like your arrangement.
JenniCh 12 32 2 England
2 May 2012 11:35AM
thanks for lighting info, Alison, much appreciated!!!
aeras 6 6 Cyprus
3 Jun 2012 3:53PM
Masterly lighted .. what can I say !!!!

cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
3 Jun 2012 5:28PM
oops - I never did come back to this one so thank you Charles for commenting and a late thank you to everyone else!

I'm a bit short of veggies and wotnot to photograph at the moment - I forgot to buy any yesterday - but I'm sure I'll find something soon......

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