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The Watering Can

By cattyal  
I bought this watering can whilst in Edinburgh and had to wait a few weeks until it was brought down for me (no way was I taking that home on the train). Finally I thought it was time to include it in a photo!

Happily I managed to find the grid for the barn doors too which makes life a bit easier - I can manage without holding the diffuser between light and subject as well although it's a very handy way to cut back the light a bit on bits of a pic rather than the whole.

Tags: Still life Gardening General Flowers and plants Pumpkins

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Nov 2012 10:06AM
Another beautifully arranged still life, all the elements sitting well together: once again the lighting is excellent, as is the detail and the tones and textures of the various components.

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Bonvilston 7 61 8 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 10:10AM
Really well put together still life. i love the way you have got complimentary colours all working together. The composition is very good. Is it the actual texture of the background or have you used a layer to create it ? either way I love it....Peter Grin
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
8 Nov 2012 10:18AM
Thanks folks Smile

I did wonder if I could have done with a wee bit more light on the left hand garlic bulb? currently undecided.

Also slightly undecided about the texture. Yes it is a layer - I use a plain beige curtain fabric for the background and then lob textures on top. I used a heavier one than usual due to the bulk of the pic being quite dark but wonder now if it was a bit too heavy.
Dave_Collier 12 236 2 England
8 Nov 2012 10:22AM
The colours and textures are really good and the lighting is well thought out and could easily have been through a window of an old building.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
8 Nov 2012 10:23AM
I don't think every element in a still life needs as much light as the other elements, especially not in a still life with a treatment like this one. I think it's a well balanced composition, with appropriate lighting, and it all works very well.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
8 Nov 2012 10:37AM
What a stunning arrangement this is - the colours, composition and detail is amazing ! Excellent photo GrinGrin
User_Removed 6 112 Wales
8 Nov 2012 11:15AM
Lovely still life study - you certainly have patience.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 Nov 2012 12:48PM
Well worked with this Alison, like the setup and light too
Regards Richard
MandyG 6 2 England
8 Nov 2012 1:11PM
I like the way the light fades through that garlic bulb. Stunning image.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
8 Nov 2012 1:43PM
Love it great still life

Quote:I did wonder if I could have done with a wee bit more light on the left hand garlic bulb? currently undecided.
I think yes Wink

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 3:44PM
So artfully arranged it looks as if you just came upon it!
Textures and tones work very well.
I quite like the darkness.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:08PM
Cracking shot !!!!.....great arrangement, with nice lighting bringing out all the different textures.....1st class !!
maywee 11 England
8 Nov 2012 4:46PM
Great image.
I like the use of the broken pot to between the the other two pots to brake up the circles.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 5:00PM
excellent ... and just love the watering can
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 6:34PM
Beautifully arranged and lit still life.

Pleased to click you to 30.

Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 7:49PM
I think its perfect as it is. Its a cracking still life shot with all the elements in the right place and the lighting is spot on.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
8 Nov 2012 10:22PM
Thanks again everyone - and thank you Dave for your award Smile

I do love these mini pumpkins and will be very sad when they finally give up the ghost but I reckon I've got a few weeks before they go kaput. I guess it's feasible though to hollow them out, stuff them with paper or something and let them dry out - I might give that a go!

The garlic happily is keeping very well and doesn't pong at all - I've had it about a month and guess it will just slowly dry up - which is not a bad thing Smile
RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 1:09AM
Wow. Really stunning art.
Great lighting / atmosphere.GrinGrinGrin

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