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Cheese and Wine

By deeken
This is a little different from my normal shots, I was asked to produce a still life image of wine and cheese. As this is my first attempt at still life any help would be much appreciated.

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Voters: jennialexander, vfr400, jules41 and 14 more

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UserRemoved 13 53
13 Sep 2004 8:24PM
mmm..if l was there..l would devour that.....excellent shot.....well done....Lizzie

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deeken 14 4
13 Sep 2004 8:36PM
Thanks Lizzie, still finishing the cheese and grapes, will have to open a new bottle of wine soon.

easthamjj 13 1
13 Sep 2004 8:37PM
Don't think I can give you any help, but I do like the composition and the overall effect.
13 Sep 2004 8:41PM
I Like it. Wish my still lifes looked like that. Nice choice of wine
yoguko 13 302 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2004 9:05PM
Everything is perfect, but I would try a plain background.

Excellent overall!
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
13 Sep 2004 9:08PM
Funny Ken I was going to do a still life on these lines but with an empty glass because I found this poem to illustrate.
The day he moved out was terrible
That evening she went through hell,
His absense wasn't a problem
But the corkscrew had gone as well .

Wendy Cope
Your still life looks eatable and delicious and nice lighting .
vfr400 16 886
13 Sep 2004 9:14PM
Nicely composed, I'm not sure if the top of the bottle should be included or not.
PS if it was mine the wine would go, the grapes would go and the cheese would go ...MOULDY
eergh cheese.
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2004 10:44PM
i would have included the top[ of the bottle and used a plain background, but then what do i know Wink
deltafour 13 13
13 Sep 2004 11:01PM
tis now midnight and I could fair go a glass of wine and some cheese,very nice shot.
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
13 Sep 2004 11:19PM
No help needed. Totaly competant in this area!

gajj 14 32
13 Sep 2004 11:52PM
Excellent, agree with Chris about the bottle top - to leave, to crop? - Still, desired effect achieved, makes the viewer want to step in and pour!
janehewitt 14 215 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 6:24AM
very crisp, clean shot ken, can't decide about the top of the bottle? Different from your usual style but works well Jane
jules41 13 197 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 6:29AM
Lovely shot Ken with superb composiiton,love the colours of the grapes against the wood and cheese,looks really crisp and fresh,well done*click*
foggytwo 14 36 1 Scotland
14 Sep 2004 12:54PM
Dont think you need any help at all Ken,this is very good.I have never attempted a still life myself,well not seriously,but I know what I like.This has great composition and lighting,its really wonderful. The only wee thing I am not too sure of is the crop on the bottle,still,very well done. Click.
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
14 Sep 2004 1:29PM
Yummy, nice to see this in my lunch break, thanksSmile

Think I would like to see the glass either a little behind or in front of the bottle (if you don't mind me saying so) to balance the shape of the cheese, but it's still a great clean shot, very pleasing, click!

I see some great going to click around them Smile
johnjohn01 16 58 England
14 Sep 2004 1:36PM
Very well composed and photographed Ken. The food looks edible and the wine drinkable. I'd probably have included the top of the bottle.
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 6:17PM
Amazing capture Ken,beautifully sharp and wonderful colours and textures,top class.

Best wishes.

deeken 14 4
14 Sep 2004 6:49PM
Thank you all for your comments. I took a series of shots with Wine, Brandy and cheese. I was not sure if with the top was better than without. So my next upload will be with top.
Patricia, I have taken on board the the glass position and have made some changes, will upload on Weds. Thanks.
I will also try some plain backgrounds soon.
Thanks again.

brandi 13 20 United States
14 Sep 2004 10:16PM
I do like this one, but i definitely prefer the one after's all about our own personal tastes isn't it?
click from me
magda_indigo 14 418 England
15 Sep 2004 12:54PM
good clean image, a difficult discipline, where nothing is what it seems, click (*:*)
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
29 Sep 2004 6:30AM
Classic still life. I like the strong light.

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
22 Oct 2004 5:41PM
With an apology to everyone... Ken... you commented on a Hibiscus image in my portfolio (which I missed until today!) and I have left a question for you. Don't know how to contact you other that like this - hence my apology to everyone else... If you could respond, it would be MOST appreciated. My e-mail in my portfolio details...


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