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The old prayer boook

By saxon_image  
I found these old family prayer books, all Victorian while tidying and thought that their battered and aged appearance might work for a still life. A very simple and basic set-up -the books are sat on an old cushion cover on top of another book for height and the background is a marble pattern tray, all within a cheap light tent and lighting is ambient plus a single off-camera flash from the right at about 45 degrees downwards. My usual DxO and NIK processing. After taking the shot I realised that the open book had, completely unintentionally, opened at a very appropriate page for the current situation.

Tags: Mono Still life Black and white

Voters: AVoizechovsky, LoryC, cats_123 and 37 more

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Jul 2020 8:09PM
Excellent composition 😁
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
2 Jul 2020 8:46PM
They do work, well.
AJG Plus
11 6 Scotland
2 Jul 2020 8:53PM
Love this!
Minty805 Plus
4 36 6 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2020 9:57PM
Appropriate indeed. A very good still life.
2 Jul 2020 10:21PM
Excellent..Lin
Lovely composition, and perfect light. Excellent still life image.
Carol
azurak 12 Croatia
3 Jul 2020 8:04AM
beautiful light and composition !

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