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Dad's Lamp

By helenlinda
When Tony's Mum downsized to move into a flat she passed on a lot of things to her children. I asked for this lamp as it had always been in the room we had slept in. It was given to Dad when he was involved with the Gang Show in Bristol. Dad was a County Commissioner for the scouts and received an OBE in 1987 for his work with them. The lamp was made at the same time as a large number of mugs for fund-raising. I was told that it was in a similar design as the mugs, but I doubt if they had holes in them or they would have lost a lot of coffee.
Thanks for looking
Helen

Tags: Triptych Digitally manipulated Dads lamp

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JawDborn Plus
4 1.0k 1 England
22 May 2014 3:13PM
Fascinating images and commentary. Beautiful work.

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22 May 2014 3:20PM
love the story Helen and the lamp and of course with your presentation of ame fine work

Graham
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
22 May 2014 3:20PM
I love your composition and clever placement of the magnifying glass...superb processing and presentation
pablophotographer 5 644 264
22 May 2014 3:53PM
Hi, I award it for your imagination and your nice presentation.

Two little suggestions. try it in black and white, and use an extension cable to power the lamp (if the socket is far away) so you turn the lamp freely and you hide its cable from the frame.

Magic!
pablophotographer
22 May 2014 3:55PM
Very thoughtful compositions, interesting, well taken images and a well presented triptych, Helen!

Richard
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 May 2014 3:55PM
Many thanks Pablo for your UA and your suggestions SmileSmile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 May 2014 4:01PM
I was in the Gang Show too Helen as a young scout.
I never got an award for it though.
Just free tickets for my mum and dad !!
Good work.
Mick.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
22 May 2014 4:16PM
I love the originality and your creative mind.

Superb photography very well processed and presented.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
22 May 2014 4:20PM
What a beautiful lamp... love what you have done with the image.
I would like to see something different in that middle frame
Thinking perhaps just the magnifying glass..
I feel the base of the lamp a wee bit on the heavy side and detracting from the lamp itself
Does that make sense?
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
22 May 2014 4:25PM
A very lovely lamp, Helen, so glad that it came to you, enabling you to take wonderful images of it, such as this. Carol
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
22 May 2014 4:46PM
What a lovely lamp to inherit Helen. I liked Pablo's advice as I have sometimes struggled to position a lamp also -
never thought of a longer lead! I do like the use of the magnifying glass also. I'll tuck that idea away!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
22 May 2014 4:48PM
How nice that the lamp is with you after all of this time.It's also nice that you can use it and show it to us in the form of a still life image. Super.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
22 May 2014 5:03PM
A very lovely triptych presentation and interesting story too, Helen Smile I can remember when I was a lad we had a floor standing lamp which had a shade like this! SmileSmile
Trev Smile
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2014 5:50PM
Ralph Readers Gang Shows, remember them so well. Great that you should have this lovely memory.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
22 May 2014 6:17PM
My Dad had a lot to do with scouting, I remember the Ralph Readers Gang show..Lin
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
22 May 2014 7:25PM
What a lovely story to go with the image which is also lovely.
Joan.
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3494 Canada
22 May 2014 7:50PM
Clever and well done.


Willie
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
22 May 2014 7:52PM
So many things I like about this Helen. Your arrangement is very different from the usual still life and all the more interesting because of it. The use of the magnifying glass is an excellent idea. The overall colour and toning are also excellent.
Derek
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2014 8:04PM
very creative photography and well presented.
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
22 May 2014 8:25PM
Well thought out triptych as always, Helen. Pablo has a very good tip about the lead.

Malc
moiral 6 12 Scotland
23 May 2014 9:47AM
Good triptych. Moira

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