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Chant57 16 395 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 8:21AM
I love the play of light and focus in this one Keith.
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
2 Aug 2006 8:27AM
Hi Keith,love the detail on the saucers and the contrast between the wood/metal,reflections,selective focus and presentation.Take care.AnnSmile
User_Removed 17 524 England
2 Aug 2006 8:30AM
Can see how it would work as a filler shot. Is this how most non-staged shots would work then? i.e. you wander around on site and snap what you think works? Or is it more prescriptive than that? - i.e. list of preferred shots from chef / artistic director?
2 Aug 2006 8:30AM
They look like spoons of honey, a slightly different angle, more head on, would really make this for me. Yummy shot anyway. Smile
2 Aug 2006 8:41AM
Love the greens and yellows in this one!
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 8:43AM
cheers guys

Yep..I just wander around the kitchen when it's working and snap away at anything that takes my eye.
Tandberg 18 1.2k 2 England
2 Aug 2006 9:04AM
Like this one keith!
so sharp too..

jaktis 18 84 Sweden
2 Aug 2006 9:30AM
Interesting use off DOF

C_Daniels 17 399 10 England
2 Aug 2006 9:37AM
Nice tones and lighting - good repeats...
Westers 17 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
2 Aug 2006 9:51AM
First impression was that I liked it. Then a bit of a closer study and my eyes started going all funny with the limited DOF and all the shiny reflections, lol. Being a little picky my head says the point of focus should be more on the right hand plate of the two in focus. My eye's drawn to that, (obviously 'cos of the focusing) but once it's there it ignores the left hand plate and wants to see the head of the spoon more in focus.

Like it though, my kind of filler shot.

Would this be lit with studio lights or is it relying on the kitchen lights?
lynsfiona 17 5
2 Aug 2006 10:11AM
Lovely study - the silverware has produced some lovely reflected colours! Lyns x
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 10:30AM
thanks for the views guys

just halogen kitchen lights, Ian....did them with several focal points but this was the one chosen.
chris-p Plus
16 75 England
2 Aug 2006 10:56AM
Snap way !!! yeah rite Smile
Westers 17 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
2 Aug 2006 11:01AM
The advantage of seeing all the different compositions - you get to compare them all and see what works best.

So how'd you go about sorting out white balance? Do you shoot a white card and put that in for a custom setting or just process it by judgement when you get it into C1? (I'm guessing for this kind of shot where white balance is maybe not absolutely critical that you can go by look and feel. After all, it's an arty shot and subject to artistic license?).
IanFlindt 17 740 21 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 11:29AM
Superb. I love the narrow depth of field. Only slight niggle is the table texture and whether a lighter, unmarked surface might help to keep the eyes on the spoons and saucers.
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 11:53AM
It's very much a snap shot, Chris

I white balance manually in C1, Ian, on this type of's pretty easy as there's the silver and gilt to go by.

Nothing I could do about the table texture as it's shot off the cuff.
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
2 Aug 2006 11:54AM
To be honest, it would have been interesting to see a version with several focuspoints. For example spoon 1 and 3 just to see how the mind would react.

keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 12:02PM
a...h but that would require setting up and takes away the 'as it comes' aspect to the images.....and there are many...LOL
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Aug 2006 12:02PM
I like it, something different.
chris-p Plus
16 75 England
2 Aug 2006 12:20PM
A very profesional 'snap'...a right old gift you got there..(slobber weep weep jealous)
Ian_Sweet 16 92 1 England
2 Aug 2006 12:29PM
Hi Keith, very nice shot, especially for off the cuff.


CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 1:11PM
What about 'after dinner mints' they're the best bit.

Superbly executed as usual Keith.
xinia 16 54
2 Aug 2006 1:28PM
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 1:32PM
After Dinner mints?????? very Red Lion.

cheers you lot
Hanners 16 875 10 Ireland
2 Aug 2006 1:54PM
love the detail in the saucers and the very clever focusing. It's so nice to see different images, keep them coming.

GregorP 17 4 Slovenia
2 Aug 2006 2:07PM
Wow ... this is amazing shot! I like it!

DiegoDesigns 16 117 6 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 2:07PM
This is eye-catching if only because of the confused focus. I like this image, but I think it could do with toning down at the top and base to keep the sharp area dominant.

vismaya 16 Ireland
2 Aug 2006 3:42PM
Superb shot!
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
2 Aug 2006 4:10PM
Something about the repetitious nature of this is a great eye catcher. It is like they are waiting in line for the big event.
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 4:12PM
LOL.....well they are.

thanks guys....might even stick to the alternative images. Might even find a soft one.
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 4:25PM
very posh, what time is coffee break!
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 4:28PM
'''bout ten minutes after I get home.

g'night y'all
jellylegs 17 59 Ireland
2 Aug 2006 6:32PM
Woah! Makes me dizzy. Sorry.

Carabosse 18 41.9k 270 England
2 Aug 2006 8:20PM
Bit blurry! ;o(
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 8:26PM
LOL.....thought you had good eyesight.
Snapper_T 17 867 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 8:47PM
A nice image Keith. Like the light glistening off the cutlery and china. The diffusion doesn't irritate my eyes too much. I quite like food photography, I even grabbed the freshly made desert from the Mrs yesterday for some quick closeups Smile
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2006 8:53PM
That's just sad, Trev.

Cutlery and china? - silver and flatware dear boy.
deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 11:28AM
A nice shot this love the creative focusing/dof
8 Aug 2006 2:23AM
really like the reflections off of the spoons onto the plates and the glitters of light in the bowl parts of the spoons as well..and find myself drawn to that ever so slight green tint on the plates. a lovely mix of colors. I like it.
StevenPrice 17 30 2 England
9 Aug 2006 9:57AM
silver saucers & spoons must be a posh gaff,i like the composition & dof on this Keith well taken m8.
claret 17 49 England
11 Aug 2006 7:34AM
A typical meal time at Henson towers?
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Aug 2006 9:36AM
No...we had a few guests round.

cheers peeps

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