DEAR JOHN (final print)

By keithh  
Finalised image from the previous upload.

I've tagged it as digitally manipulated as there are a few B&W contrast layers involved in this and it's also a panoramic stitch from five shots although the format doesn't fit EPZ's idea of a panoramic so I've loaded it as a standard 1000 pixel.

Thanks for looking.

Tags: Time Light Letter General Story Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Watch Flash and lighting

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 8:04PM
More nostalgic, less immediate without the pills. But I like the faded rose, I hadn't noticed that before...
The dark shadows extreme left and right are so much more satisfying than those cut-off diagonals...
Moira

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Richsr 9 91 223 England
18 Feb 2012 8:06PM
Lighting details tones all work well Keith.
Regards Richard.
BURNBLUE Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 8:10PM
Like it alot, only niggle is so many many bits and bobs in shot..eyes wander around with nothing to focus on. Would have been better if one main focal theme or point. But like the flavour or mood.

Simon.
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
18 Feb 2012 8:17PM
Cheers guys

These are being done as a commission for a large dining room. The client wanted large pieces that might create a talking point and in which you could spend time searching the picture and seeing the connections and the back story. The idea is that when you go back for a second look, you might see something you did not see before.
18 Feb 2012 8:23PM
Wonderfully arranged and lit still life - full of interest at every point.

Philip
Leilani 12 29 3 England
18 Feb 2012 8:53PM
Fabulous still life, very artistic and lovely highlighted and shaded areas. Nice one! Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
18 Feb 2012 9:00PM
So much of interest to see therein, and that is a superb bit of pipe smoke.

Dave
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
18 Feb 2012 9:30PM

Quote:Wonderfully arranged and lit still life - full of interest at every point.

Philip

I agree!
adentenur 4 9 Indonesia
19 Feb 2012 5:43AM
lovely pic!
the detail of the shot is really awesome!
tigerminx 12 237 South Africa
19 Feb 2012 10:08AM
The final result is excellent Keith.
Bruce.
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
19 Feb 2012 11:34AM
Thats a far more harmonious arrangement Keith. I like all the different elements - they support the main focal point (love the hour glass - time running out) I would like to see this large- couple of minor niggles - the cove where the globe is you can see the top of the bureau. It pulls the eye away. Also some of the dark recesses are little too dark (tho I guess that may be partly down to compression).

Nick

P.S. just seen this has got a very well deserved EC.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
19 Feb 2012 2:49PM
Congrats on such a fine shot and well deserved
awards.

B.
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
19 Feb 2012 4:29PM
cheers you lot and to Pete for the EC-majig
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
19 Feb 2012 9:59PM
cool.... not usually fussed about still life, but this is rather lovely... that glass looks ace.

what you printing on - just done a load of 5 foot wide acrylic prints for the penthouse of the old Allders building on the Headrow - look really rather nice in that finish.. maybe a bit "modern" looking for this kind of image though.
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
20 Feb 2012 9:41AM
Work of art....or, dare I say: Art! Wink

Bill
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Feb 2012 12:45PM
Yeah - Fine Art, Bill
Wink

I think I might upload this tonight as a B&W panoramic.

Going to be on bonded alluminium, Ade
BEVZED Plus
9 1.1k United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 11:37PM
Beautiful .... a few subtle changes and it is a completely different picture ....
(the lamp is wonderful!)
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
21 Feb 2012 7:24PM
Inspiring image Keith and so much to see and explore..
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
21 Feb 2012 9:12PM
oh nice - that'll look the bollox Smile
tepot 12 4.4k United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 1:01AM
absolutely love the overall tones here Keith, a very warm scene, way too busy though making the eye wander from the theme.

Terry.
779HOB 4 1.2k United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:27AM
Nice work - Was a toss up for me between the b/w version and this one. The title of Dear John made me think it was a letter from a women to a man - however the glass of whisky stopped me in my tracks - I don't associate whisky with a women (sexist I know). Was this a deliberate juxtaposition between the title and glass?
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Jul 2012 8:51AM
The idea was indeed from a woman to man....hence the whisky - I don't mind being sexist Wink


The actual letter is to Uncle Willy from his dearest little Fanny.
779HOB 4 1.2k United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:54AM
And there again I made the wrong assumption! I was thinking the letter was being written not read! God I need some more coffee to wake up!

You have reading glasses not a pen too - I am blind this morning.
keithh Plus
13 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 Oct 2012 3:20PM
I know what you mean but then even the best still lifes in classical art are obviously staged and look that way.

It's getting the trade off between composition and 'how it might appear in life'. Be good fun on winter nights trying to get the ultimate result.
12 Aug 2014 9:27PM
Great stuff. I gotta got find some good props.Wink

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