A THING of BEAUTY

By keithh  
One I'll set up again but it does take a lot of patience and time, so not for a week or two. Wink One of four versions although not included here as they are not finished.

For anyone interested, the camera is a working Thornton Pickard Half Plate from around 1910.

Tags: Still life General Lighting Old camera Half Plate Thornton Pickard

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Comments


22 Mar 2013 3:33PM
Very Nicely done Keith.

John

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bluesandtwos 6 146 1 England
22 Mar 2013 4:05PM
Nice!

Dave
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
22 Mar 2013 4:30PM
Nicely composed! Nice Image! I like it a lot!!
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Mar 2013 4:33PM
Cheers guys. People must be getting in from work.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 4:35PM
A wonderfully crafted Still Life, one which is full of both photographic quality and interest from many angles.

Regards Nathan
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 4:40PM
A great still life full of historical interest very well composed and processed
Steve
Dixxipix 6 23 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 4:53PM
very evocative and well composed
A stunning image with great detail, love the camera.

Mary
ann_g 12 19 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 5:29PM
I love this Smile
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
22 Mar 2013 7:10PM
Love this Keith,all those fabulous props,I could look at it for ages & still find something new to see.That camera is a joy to behold,super textures & oldness ( is that a word ?...well I don't care if it is or not Wink )
I'm giving you my award just because it's the image I have looked at the longest today,loadsa interest...wish it were mine.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Mar 2013 7:25PM
Cheers guys

And cheers Janet - believe it or not I've had every thing in this photo for months and months and finally got around to using them. Mainly due to it being, and it sounds odd, a long set up.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Mar 2013 12:27PM
Cheers you lot and Pete and Anne.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
23 Mar 2013 1:00PM
Quality still life Mr H .................... for a 'beginner'Wink
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
23 Mar 2013 1:07PM
Like this Keith - congrats on the HC too
Regards Richard
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
23 Mar 2013 7:07PM
I was looking at a Kodak Panoram No1 camera today - the chap in the shop is going to find out the price for me (he's selling it on behalf of someone else) but I suspect it's going to be expensive. I was hoping he didn't know what it was and would flog it to me for 50 - fat chance Smile
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Mar 2013 7:29PM
Depends on condition and model but anywhere from 150 to 500. Sad

Cheers guys
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
23 Mar 2013 7:39PM
It looks in good nick and is apparently in working order so I'm sure it will be too much. Just think of all the junk I could buy for 150 plus Smile
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Mar 2013 7:46PM
30/40 buys a nice folding camera, which would be much more photogenic than a box camera.
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
23 Mar 2013 8:01PM
At least I do have a Kodak Autographic camera which is quite pretty and an Ensign Ful Vue which though not pretty is quite fun!
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Mar 2013 8:12PM
I have both versions of the Autographic the 1-A junior and the 'Soldiers' pocket vest version which I've used on one photo here on EPZ. Lucky Tat Hunting.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 1:32PM
I like the way that the elements and lighting direct my eye towards the portrait of the woman. Very difficult to include so many interesting items and yet still make a focal point so clear I would imagine. You have pulled it off well Keith. Excellent image.
Derek
gobby 12 56 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 10:44PM
Nicely done. Love the camera and the photo
Baden 4 156 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 10:54PM
Beautiful, I love everything about it, well done on one of the nicest still life's I have seen in a while!
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Mar 2013 4:25AM
And thanks for the UA.

Cheers guys.

Very pleased to see how this went down.....although it wasn't the best one from the evening for me.
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
25 Mar 2013 7:28AM
Love it Keith, so much depth, tying in the hand tinting for the photo is special. Only minor niggle is the bureau edge cutting in in top left hand corner. Strangely I don't mind it as such, but it doesn't really give framing to the picture (which is I guess your aim), a fraction more would have.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Mar 2013 7:31AM
No, its just there. Someone sat not far from me, didn't so much not like it as hate it. Wink

The next one has both edges and is intended as framing stop.

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