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Right Lock, Wrong Key

By chase
My bigger stuff is now safely packed away Sad so I have to resort to the smaller, easily accessible things.

Keys suspended from a dress rail with old string.
A 3 frame HDR image lit by daylight camera left, combined in Lightroom, finished with a bit of faffing in Photoshop.

Don't ask about the old marble, it was just there, staring at me waiting for its' time infront of the lens Wink

I did a mono version which I will add as a mod incase anyone wants to play Wink

Thanks for taking time out to drop by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Metal Rust Hdr Daylight Keys Locks Marble Textures and layers

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AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2021 12:20PM
Great idea for a still life and well executed.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2397 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2021 12:25PM
I love the bizarre formality!
A dear friend of ours was head sales rep for Chubb covering much of southern Africa back in the '60s and '70s. He has some extraordinary stories...
27 Feb 2021 12:27PM
Makes a wonderful semi-abstract image, Janet, top still life with a difference.

Dave 🙂
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
27 Feb 2021 12:34PM
That was quick guys, I only nipped into the kitchen to butter a Hot Cross bun...yummy Smile

Moira and Dave, wonderful to have your UAs thank you.

I must admit I was tempted to get the keys in focus too but, I resisted Wink

Janet xx
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1835 England
27 Feb 2021 1:28PM
Proper old school padlock in the middle...
clicknimagine Plus
11 798 104 India
27 Feb 2021 1:41PM
I love this idea...
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
27 Feb 2021 1:43PM
Thanks all.

Quote:Proper old school padlock in the middle...

Don't think they make 'em like that any more Sad

Many thanks for your UA John and yours Somnath, lovely compliments.
Janet xx
Lovely arrangement Janet.
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
27 Feb 2021 1:54PM
Wonderful composition, both versions are superb!
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
27 Feb 2021 1:57PM
A good one Janet, nicely arranged and the background keys are a clever touch. Itís a pretty good mono conversion but on balance I prefer the colour version. Needs a few cobwebs though Wink
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
27 Feb 2021 2:00PM
Sorry Dave, I'm all out of cobwebs Wink

Thanks everyone.
Janet xx
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2021 2:17PM
Wowsers Janet! That is very well done. The colour version for me - I'm a rust fiend!

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
27 Feb 2021 2:24PM
You won't believe how much time I spent looking for your moth, bee or some insect. So perfectly arranged Janet. I do prefer the colour it makes me want to put a drop of oil in those locks to make them turn.
27 Feb 2021 2:40PM
Great HDR that doesn't look HDR, just natural. really good idea... andy
jacomes Plus
6 28 37 Portugal
27 Feb 2021 3:06PM
An original idea Janet, well executed.I like the rust on the old padlocks, the random marble and the blurred keys behind give a sense of depth to the image. Definitely the colour version for me, it's essentially monochromatic anyway.
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
27 Feb 2021 3:30PM
What a great title Janet, and what a composition!!!!! Super image of these old locks in all their rusty glory, and that background adds the finishing touch.

ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2021 5:46PM
Delightful Janet. Definitely right about resisting the keys being in focus.
I just love it.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
27 Feb 2021 7:29PM
I do like the version, but have to agree with that master madman, DaveU that a few random cobwebs would make it even better.
Do hope you are not suffering from withdrawal pains, not being able to access all your 'toys'.Wink
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
27 Feb 2021 7:38PM
Colour for me Janet , wonderful rusty tones - I think the mono shows more contrast though.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
27 Feb 2021 9:05PM
Thanks everyone.
Special thanks to Andy, Tony and James for their UAs, very much appreciated.
Janet xx

PS Malc....the Spiders are on annual leave, hence no webs today Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
28 Feb 2021 11:11AM
Fine subjects, Janet, nicely arranged...and has to be in colour for that lovely rust! 😃👍
Trev 😀
clevercloggs Plus
16 251 15 Netherlands
1 Mar 2021 8:21AM
wonderful still life. the mono really pops..

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