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The Cans

By chase
Continuing my packing for the impending house move, today was the turn of my precious oil cans to be boxed up.
I put them all out, thought they were worth a few frames before preparing them for their new home.

I do love these cans, they have such different personalities all of their own, with wicked textures, residual oil and muck Wink
Yep, I am an oil can freak Blush
There is no way I will be chucking these and the wonderful old bottles that came from my Dads' shed.... in the bin.

A 3 frame HDR image taken in daylight camera left.
Frames combined in Lightroom, faffed with in Photoshop.

It's dark...yes... but I really wanted to show the light hitting the metal cans and shining through what ever the liquid is in those bottles.

Thanks for getting this far.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Bottles Rust Hdr Daylight Muck Textures and layers OIl Cans

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 2:57PM
It's a trade union meeting!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
10 Apr 2021 3:20PM
A very cool and most interesting collection! enviable!
10 Apr 2021 3:22PM
They are great. I can see why you love them so much.
patri 18 3 Italy
10 Apr 2021 3:29PM
Shapes and colours are fab.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
10 Apr 2021 3:41PM
Thanks all.
Great to have your UA Moira, many thanks.
Lol...Trade Union meeting indeed Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
10 Apr 2021 3:48PM
A great collection here, Janet, does look rather like they're holding a meeting! 😃 Love 'em 👍
Trev 😀
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
10 Apr 2021 3:50PM
Thank you for your UA Trev, most appreciated.
Lovely set
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
10 Apr 2021 4:11PM
They are having a good old chinwag - perhaps oiling each others throats?
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 5:22PM
Great still life study...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 5:35PM
So well done Janet and I can understand, we have kept a lot of my Dad's treasures for that is what they are.

SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
10 Apr 2021 5:36PM
What larks. Smile I bet they all have a story to tell.
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 5:52PM
That is a picture Janet.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
10 Apr 2021 6:10PM
Thanks all.
Many thanks for your UA Tony, much appreciated.
Janet xx
Ebay !!!!! TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
10 Apr 2021 6:43PM
Super arrangement and beautifully photographed, Janet

A fine collection of cans Janet, they make a super still life image. Excellent work.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 7:49PM
A terrific shot
(from the thumbnail I thought it was a mouse with lots of swords saying cheers!! Perhaps I should go to Specsavers.)
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
10 Apr 2021 8:11PM
Thanks everyone.
James, great to have your UA, many thanks.


.....Thud..... as she falls on the floor laughing..........

Janet xx
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
10 Apr 2021 8:59PM
Dancing the Can Can...
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
10 Apr 2021 9:36PM
For when the machines take over...

Small mod uploaded.

charlesym 17 4 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 9:38PM
Not so dark and I just love the "grime" texture and the movement that the spouts (or whatever they are called) give. I can almost smell the oil!
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
10 Apr 2021 10:17PM
Thanks all.
Nice couple of mods there Willie, thank you.
Janet xx
HenB 13 6
10 Apr 2021 11:30PM
Great Image good presentation and composition arranged well.
Super Picture
regards Harry
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
11 Apr 2021 6:17AM
Lovely....I find something very peaceful in the subdued colours (that are not too dark) and harmonious arrangement of the bottles and oil cans turned to face each other.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
11 Apr 2021 9:14AM
Thanks all.
Mihaly, many thanks for your UA, much appreciated.
Janet xx
chataignier Plus
8 203 10 France
11 Apr 2021 10:26AM
Great shot of a splendid collection.
Probably too smelly and hostile for the moth, but I miss him.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
11 Apr 2021 11:34AM
A family gathering - lovely range of colours and textures in those cans Janet.
I hope that is oil in that bottle.Smile
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
11 Apr 2021 11:51AM
i like these still lifes... They have so much mood that you keep looking. the soft light you used does help a lot too.
clicknimagine Plus
11 880 105 India
11 Apr 2021 11:56AM
Two bottles behind are presiding over this strange meeting, love it...
11 Apr 2021 12:44PM
No comments on staying well oiled - it may have a different meaning on this side of the pond.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
11 Apr 2021 12:50PM
Thanks everyone.
Adam, David and Somnath, great to have your UAs, thank you so much.
Janet xx

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