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Rust & Bakelite

By chase
Another using things from my 'collection'.
This time,the addition of a fabulous bakelite radio which I 'rescued' from my Dad's workshop...again,Mum insisted on cleaning it pleased I managed to hide her duster & Mr Sheen Wink
The radio does work & has a nice 'Philips' logo on the top, I remember listening to it whilst watching my Dad fix loads of stuff in his shed.....hmmmm some time ago now though Wink

Lit by an old X-Ray viewing box from the RHS,filtered with a piece of white paper to stop some of the light.

F11 manual mode
ISO 200
F/L 50mm
Raw files converted in C1
HDR of 7 frames each 1 stop apart,combined & tonemapped in Photomatix.
Textures added on adjustment layers in Photoshop.

Thanks for taking the time to look.
Janet xx

Tags: Radio Still life General Old Green Bottles Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Watch Rusty Bakelite Oil-lamp

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
3 Jan 2011 11:04AM
Another grand composition, Janet, wonderful tones and textures, very well presented. Carol
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 11:09AM
Interesting still - life.

LesF 14 182 9
3 Jan 2011 11:10AM
Another superb still life Janet

GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 11:12AM
Those old viewing boxes have their uses in this digital age!
Lovely work Janet Smile

Best wishes for 2011!

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
3 Jan 2011 11:47AM
You have used some very inventive and clever techniques on this. A fine piece of work.
Wooly 15 112 4 England
3 Jan 2011 1:54PM
Very nicely done.

Happy new year to you and Mark Janet. Smile

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
3 Jan 2011 2:37PM
This has turned out beautiful. Reading your write up is very inspiring and sounds like so much fun. I will have to keep my eyes open for some interesting items and start playing...........Sandy
Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 4:00PM
Happy to make it 30 and beloated congrats on your promotion. I was just wandering around the gallery and found the sunflowers that Alleycatz uploaded for you on Dec 13.

And a very happy New Year to you and yours.

Sue Smile
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
3 Jan 2011 4:20PM
You're onto a good thing with these Janet. Another beautiful image full of interest and mood. You've maybe gone a little OTT with the distressed background as it's a touch heavy at the top of the frame. A wee bit distracting maybe. I'm relieved to see that the flutterby managed to escape Wink
JenBen 13 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 4:31PM
Great image, love the textures.
regards, jen.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
3 Jan 2011 4:32PM
Thankyou everyone.
Hmmmm could be right Dave but I kinda like that dripping plaster,maybe a touch less...don't know I will have to experiment a bit further.
The Butterfly flew off to breathe another day.
Janet xx
Mike Gray 16 382 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 5:04PM
Just love the effect here.
3 Jan 2011 5:17PM
Comes alive when viewed large.

chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
3 Jan 2011 5:29PM
Now that mod I really like Mr U....wish it were mine Sad

Thanks everyone.
Janet xx
wyatturp 15 2 England
3 Jan 2011 5:32PM
Rust & Bakelite what a nice mix, well done
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
3 Jan 2011 6:15PM
I could sell it you Janet ...... or barter it for a couple of pints Smile
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
3 Jan 2011 6:19PM
I don't want it that then two & six it is Wink
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2011 4:44PM
Beautifully modeled light Jan.

Such a warm palette , not sure it needs the bottle , cos all the other textures and elements just gel so well !

erm x
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
4 Jan 2011 6:05PM
Thanks guys & thankyou for the EC Pete.

Dave,I did have a couple of frames without the bottles but they looked kinda flat,I think it's probably the injection of colour they bring to this image that I like....(the other lot went in the bin ).You are not the only one to say something about not needing them in the frame,I had a PM from a pal that said the same.
Still,there they might not like the next image in the set that I did though...ooops,more green bottles Wink
Thanks for your honesty Smile
Janet xx
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2011 6:52PM
Hey Jan , it wasnt a crit ! tis a lovely image , and we are all gonna structure a still life differently.

When you get to see work this good , it would be so nice if we could all discuss words like tonality , balance , structure , orientation , emphasis , scaling , projecton et flippin cetra.

Daves on the right lines , and bottles are good in the right place Wink

chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
4 Jan 2011 7:24PM
I like crit when it's not crit Wink so nice to hear other's points of view & to dicuss all the things you have mentioned would be great for me,please feel free....I & others may well learn summat.Please go look at my next one in the set,I would like your opinion too as I really did struggle with it.
MandyD 12 16,777.2k 1 England
4 Jan 2011 9:48PM
Wonderful composition and post edit, congrats on your EC Janet.
andmolliethedog 15 120 11 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2011 8:33AM
What makes this for me anyway is the inclusion of the smaller green bottle tucked away..but I may have made the pocket watch not quite so straight as it makes it look set up rather than..look what I came across while rummaging in the shed.....if you get my drift
5 Jan 2011 8:40AM
A very well deserved EC, congratulations.
VivienO 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2011 7:39PM
Great still life image. Like an old master!
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
7 Jan 2011 10:47PM
Excellent Janet...I will shut up and bring you cake Smile


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