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Still Life"for a change"

By NDODS    
Good day to you all.

Thank you all for taking the time out to view, comment and vote on yesterdays upload. It was great to read the various comments and the odd witticism.

Todays upload consists of two Still Life images, and a monochrome variant of each. The focusing is very soft allowing me to try a recreated a dreamy lighting effect, not quite sure if it has worked so I would value your opinions.

I hope that you all have a great day, For me it is all about rest 'n recuperation after a horrendous bought of seizures during the night.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Light Still life General Fruit Lamp Drink

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ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
24 Sep 2013 8:43AM
Great images Nathan ...colour for me today as you have captured beautiful warm light... Maybe the tighter crop in V3 for me.... Have a restful day
NaturesHaven 10 283 6 England
24 Sep 2013 8:43AM
Pass me the bottle..........forget the glass.........GrinGrinGrinGrin
HarrietH Plus
11 303 Portugal
24 Sep 2013 8:45AM
Really beautiful series Nathan. I am sorry about your bad night, I thought with the all clear that was behind you.

sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:47AM
beautiful shot love the warm glow from the lamp
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
24 Sep 2013 8:49AM
Four beautiful presentations, Nathan, V.1 getting my vote today. Carol
24 Sep 2013 8:55AM
v3 for me, I like the less formal arrangement of the apples. Hope you have a good , restful day.Smile
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
24 Sep 2013 8:57AM
V3, by a small margin...
EileenH 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:11AM
Lovely set V3 for me Smile

marshfam19 13 5 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:15AM
Great set of images, I think you have achieved your aim and they have a soft look about them, by the way I hope that's whiskey in that bottle, if it is I will have one.

24 Sep 2013 9:16AM
I really like the wonderful light in V3 Nathan, sorry to hear you had a bad night, I hope you have a better daySmile

myrab 15 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:22AM
Wow Nathan, what a fabulous set of still life images, beautifully presented.

fentiger 20 920 24 England
24 Sep 2013 9:39AM
A fine well thought out still life study which give you an inner glow. No. 1 gets the vote IMO mono doesn't work so well.

24 Sep 2013 9:40AM
A very nice foresome of the still. I think the way you have the light in V1 is fabulous. Well done Nathan.
24 Sep 2013 9:47AM
Just gorgeous light on V1 for me Nathan, really lovely I like the black and white V2 too but V1 has it have a good day Best wishes Patricia
canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:54AM
Superb images Nathan. I think you have achieved your objective very well. I love V1
24 Sep 2013 9:54AM

Quote:Great images Nathan ...colour for me today as you have captured beautiful warm light... Maybe the tighter crop in V3 for me.... Have a restful day

V1 for me Nathan, wonderful set of all 4 though..

I hope you have a much better and restful night tonight Grin

Lynette Grin
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
24 Sep 2013 9:58AM
Just a tad too soft for the content Nathan, mood has been successful though.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
24 Sep 2013 9:59AM
I think colour works best here and V1 has the edge..probably beacuse it has the added brightness Smile
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
24 Sep 2013 10:01AM
V3 also for me Nathan, I think if you had used spot metering on the flame it would not be burnt out, then bring back the dark areas in Photoshop to your liking.


Barr1e 16 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 10:03AM
I'll take a glass with you on this one.

Regards. Barr1e
danbrann 17 640 17
24 Sep 2013 10:09AM
I wonder If we should have included all of the apples in V3 and the whole of the plate in V1or does it not matter a damn after all it doesn't spoil our enjoyment of the image. Do some of us just talk too much garbage?
24 Sep 2013 10:39AM
really good my friend but keep off that cider,it may cause camera shake.

24 Sep 2013 10:49AM
Great set of images Nathan. I love the sublime light in V1.
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
24 Sep 2013 10:58AM
V1 for me. I love the colours
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
24 Sep 2013 11:01AM
Four lovely images Nathan ! I am hard pressed to have a favourite between v1 and V3 Smile
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
24 Sep 2013 11:16AM
Good compositon, lighting and detail!! I like V3 and V4 Nice images!! I like them a lot!!
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
24 Sep 2013 11:27AM
V1 brings a warm mellow feel of autumn Nathan - click.
EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
24 Sep 2013 11:41AM
So appropriate at this time of year. Love the light and tones, especially in V3.

Hope you manage a restful and healing day.

24 Sep 2013 11:49AM
Beautiful image Nathan. Love it. Version one is my fave! Grin

Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
24 Sep 2013 11:59AM
You have chosen the best for first!
S_Psharma 9 1 India
24 Sep 2013 12:01PM
Nice to see achange . Excellent still life v1 is best.
cardikit 9 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 12:18PM
Excellent images Nathan - love the soft warm glow eminating from the lantern. A beauty. Smile

Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 12:23PM
Very nicely arranged Nathan - the lamp and red fabric give a lovely glow
which works well with the whisky's mellow colour and feel.
I love the bottle and the presentation framing.
24 Sep 2013 12:26PM
Has to be colour Nathan and V3 nice warm feel I assume that's beer In the bottle and I prefer the composition and placement

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 12:53PM
Nice work Nathan. V3 my favourite.

mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
24 Sep 2013 12:56PM
They do say it is all about the light in an image Nathan,
and a good light here !!
Good set.
And hope you have a better day today.
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
24 Sep 2013 1:03PM
A super set and all are nicely framed, Nathan.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
24 Sep 2013 1:55PM
I like the backwards mouse over effect---- that is --- to turn the light on! beautiful color!
prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
24 Sep 2013 1:59PM
A Davy's safety lamp revisited. Cool
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
24 Sep 2013 2:32PM
I have spots before my eyes from turning your lights on and off. I like the composition of V3 best.......Sandy
24 Sep 2013 2:36PM
Four beautiful presentations, v3 for my choice
ali63 10 791 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 3:25PM
Beautiful image Nathan, poor you I hope your day goes well,

Ali SmileSmile
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
24 Sep 2013 3:40PM
I like the more close up view of V3. Nice set of shots. The mono shots are also very good.
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 3:45PM
I appear to be impressed with all of them Nathan - superb!

Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
24 Sep 2013 3:56PM
Very sorry about the bad night you gone through, Nathan !!! I hope the next one will be much better!!! ----- The images are very beautiful,with soft and warm light! I must admit ,that i like the colour- ones more!---- The very best regards from Finland !SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
24 Sep 2013 4:10PM
A great set-up here, Nathan, very nicely captured and presented. It has to be colour for me, and after much toggling, V1's the winner for me Wink
Hope you're having a better day Smile
Trev Smile
24 Sep 2013 4:25PM
Great composition and light, perfectly done!
capto Plus
10 7.0k 31 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 5:05PM
Got to be colour, the warm light is beautiful.Smile

JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 5:46PM
Splendid shots & love the old lamp.
24 Sep 2013 5:47PM
Lovely, my favourite is No. 3 Nathan. Grin
Wendyp 9 4 England
24 Sep 2013 5:52PM
A very nice arrangement, lovely warm lighting and presentation.

24 Sep 2013 6:03PM
All very tasty Nathan, but V1 is my fav'.

John Smile
24 Sep 2013 6:30PM
I prefer to see the colour versions, Nathan ... It seems to me that the landscape and still life require colour in most cases, with a few exceptions ...
So V1&V3 my fav. hereSmile
Regards Valery
SlowSong Plus
13 10.2k 30 England
24 Sep 2013 6:44PM
This looks like a rather lovely greetings card.
Brian65 13 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:21PM
Wonderful work again Nathan.
Jenny-D 12 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:48PM
Lovely set Nathan, very nicely done.

Jenny Smile
I'm drawn to V1 for the warmth and glow.. A precursor to the autumn nights .... Lovely work well thought out...
Blakey_Boy 11 1 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:15PM
V1 for me Nathan. The soft focus, the lantern, the apples and the nip a nicely brought together in a lovely warm pallette. Well done.

netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
24 Sep 2013 8:25PM
Great images NathenSmile
24 Sep 2013 9:17PM
V3 for me Nathan. Hope you have a better night tonight. Cathy
24 Sep 2013 9:50PM
Lovely work Nathen, V1 a lovely soft warm image..Lin
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:56PM
I love the warm light of the two coloured versions, Nathan creating a lovely homely atmosphere.

senn 11 5 1 Belgium
24 Sep 2013 10:19PM
brilliant compo Nathan
24 Sep 2013 10:42PM
Fabulous set Nathan. Colour version for me. Love it GrinGrin

pks 18 2 England
24 Sep 2013 11:07PM
i think you have achieved what you set out to do i like v1 best

Source 11
24 Sep 2013 11:20PM
V3 and 4 are my favorites.They have a warmth and good feeling.Nice work
fificat100 11 5 2 Scotland
24 Sep 2013 11:21PM
Lovely set-ups, Nathan. For me V1 takes the trick, STUNNING SmileSmileSmileSmile

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 7:11AM
A great set of still lifes Nathan, like the set up. Hope all is well with youSmile

Chinga Plus
11 60 3 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 12:01PM
Beautifully done. Love the warm glow of lighting on the subjects....
Barjo 10 United States
25 Sep 2013 6:22PM
A beautiful and very appealing arrangement and warm, inviting light...A lovely image...
BarbaraR 16 1.2k 1 England
25 Sep 2013 6:33PM
A very warm and inviting image.
I especially like your V1.

carper123 10 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 6:44PM
Hi, Nathan, four very good variants, v1 for me, I don`t think the black and white versions work very well, you are immediately drawn to the burnt out flames of the lamp, which takes your eyes away from a very good composition. The coloured version you are also drawn to the flame of the lamp but it enhances the image tremendously. With regard to the softer focus effect, imo I think you should perhaps have gone for a more aged look, or combined soft focus into the processing technique. As always a very well thought out image.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Franko59 10 3 2 England
25 Sep 2013 8:18PM
I like these glad to make it 100!!!!,,,, Ian
autumnsky 18 1 United States
26 Sep 2013 6:41PM
I agree with some of the others that v1 works best. Your other color version is cropped too tight and I feel the b/w versions are a bit muddy..not enough contrast or range grey scale tones between white and blacks. Very nice composition and warm light that is nicely balance. Bravo.
tonyng Plus
12 11 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 10:15PM
V1 my favourite and the mono is even better.
tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
2 Oct 2013 7:33PM
The warm light on the apples and the no label home brew work
perfectly with the lantern. Modern medical craft has replaced the
clouded lens in my left eye with a clear plastic one. The eye
is now eagle like. I hope modern medicine can help you too. TG
mashwood10 10 6 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 5:07PM

Potra 9 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 9:06PM
Loved the color versions.
mikesavage 19 299 2 England
17 Oct 2013 12:40AM
Nicely-arranged still-life - I keep meaning to try something like this myself. Consider me inspired! Click!

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