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Oil on Rust ?

By chase
It's slightly been raining outdoors of late so I decided to get out my ironing board and do some old stuff..... I use the ironing board as a base then I can adjust the height so I don't have to bend down !!
The red oil can was my Dad's,I raided one of his workshops ( lost him a couple of years ago Sad ) the silver one I got from a car boot sale.
I tried to use a bg that was errrr "oily" and the base is part of an old staircase I rescued form the bonfire.
Taken in my narrow hallway between the house and the garage, lit by daylight from one window.

An HDR image of 5 frames,each one stop apart, combined in Lightroom and finished in Photoshop.
Thought this might make a nice B&W too,I had a go and will attempt to load it as a variant.

Thanks for taking the time to look, comment.
Mods welcome
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Old Texture Rust Hdr Digitally manipulated Daylight Oil Oil can

Voters: rambler, mrswoolybill, woolybill1 and 48 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2078 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2019 11:03AM
On a clear day you can see forever...
B&W is a different picture, much more austere. It deserves its own upload.

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28 Jul 2019 11:14AM
Great still life.
28 Jul 2019 11:17AM
Absolutely splendid in every way.

Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2019 11:27AM
Excellent still life.
chase Plus
14 1.2k 259 England
28 Jul 2019 11:44AM
Thanks all.
Many thanks for your UA Moira. I'm generally a 'colour' kinda girl tbh, I see what you mean but on this instance I wanted show off that lovely oily red can.
adagio 1 England
28 Jul 2019 12:17PM
I like everything about these two images, each one brings something just that little bit different to the eye. My preference is the colour version because of its Grunge effect. A wonderful composition so beautifully photographed & presented, so I salute you and award you! Hey, who needs a studio when you've got an ironing board!!!😀😀😀😀

28 Jul 2019 12:20PM
Superb colour and excellent b/w version...
chase Plus
14 1.2k 259 England
28 Jul 2019 12:52PM
Many thanks all.
Angela,thankyou for your UA ....and,did you not know, ironing boards do so much more that the ironing Wink

Janet xx
28 Jul 2019 1:32PM
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2019 1:42PM
Good still life study. Good image !!
Isabel GrinGrin
chase Plus
14 1.2k 259 England
28 Jul 2019 3:05PM
Thank you for your UA Lin.
That's a very grungy mod Tony,always good to see things from another point of view.
Janet xx
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
28 Jul 2019 4:16PM
Your color version pays homage to the age and patina of these lovely artifacts from a different age. Excellent.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
28 Jul 2019 4:33PM
Good set up Janet - I like both Versions, surprisingly I prefer the mono with less shadow. Seems to have more definition to me.
chase Plus
14 1.2k 259 England
28 Jul 2019 4:36PM
Thanks Joline, lovely to have your UA.
It is surprising that you prefer the mono Brian,I'm still on the fence.
Janet xx
dudler Plus
16 927 1515 England
28 Jul 2019 4:55PM
I can see sepia being a valid way to go - but I also see the point of colour, because the red paint and the brown rust are so strong as images from my childhood, too.

Not sure about the ironing board - I can see that causing protest if I try it!
davyskid 2 2 Scotland
28 Jul 2019 4:55PM
Great set colour for me Janet SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
28 Jul 2019 5:09PM
Very nice setup- Excellent work.
28 Jul 2019 6:33PM
Super Janet. You have a fine collection of bits and bobs Wink Definitely colour for me. What about having them face each other like a bit of a "conversation" going on? They definitely have personalities.
I also think there is something slightly soft about your subjects, not out of focus, unsure how to describe it, more subtle somehow. Mine tend to sear the eyes by comparison.
chase Plus
14 1.2k 259 England
28 Jul 2019 11:36PM
Somnath,Alfie,Mile,Richard and Mathew, than you so much for your UA's.
Many thanks everyone.
Nice mod John,thanks for taking time out to do it. A tad lighter than my idea but I do like to see what others see.
Fuzzy, Fiona.....fuzzy Wink
Janet. xx

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