Almost Still Life


Photo Information
Draft image for wedding invite card (18th century theme). My daughter is cat potty! Invite message may be added in darker areas later. Two assistants were needed for this- one in charge of the kitten, the other in charge of bubbles and feathers. 35mm Macro Ltd.
15/05/2011 - 13:28Gary Hickin
CategoryStill Life
Shutter Speed1/160
Aperturef/10
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length35mm
Views/Likes152/0
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autumnlight

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 13:33
Oh wow that is fantastic and to get the Kitten in as well, you are such a talented photographer!
Kind regards Maria

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Gary Hickin

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 13:35
Thank you Maria- I've been fairly quiet for a while but I'm getting back into the swing of things again.
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nonur

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 13:47
It's so good to see you back again Gary! We missed your photos. This is wonderful, we should learn more about symbols to find all the implications. However, several of them can be understood depending on your former explanations, but I think they must be interpreted in a different way according to the context. Wonderful and lovely on all accounts.
Regards,
Nezih
Last Edited by nonur on 15/05/2011 - 13:50

sandinista

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 13:50
autumnlight wrote:
Oh wow that is fantastic and to get the Kitten in as well, you are such a talented photographer!

+1 from me, wow
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puma

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 14:01
It is good to see you back again Gary,i can see you have been busy Excellent Very beautiful
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royd63uk

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 14:19
great shot
regards
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Gary Hickin

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 15:25
Many thanks everyone- your comments, as always,are very much appreciated. I have a couple of different versions- the problem is my daughter likes them both and can't make up her mind which one to use....
Cheers, Gary
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aliengrove

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 15:37
Great image, Gary, what a lucky daughter you have, to have a dad who can produce beautiful bespoke wedding invitations!
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 16:04
Worth waiting for or what? A breath-taking image of real quality. There's simply no one who can touch "our" Gary...
Best wishes,

Andrew

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szgabor

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 16:40
Nice to see you and your works again. We really missed your photos as Nezih said.
This picture will be a great and unique invite card. The execution is professional as we get used it from you.
Regards,
Gábor
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Gary Hickin

Link Posted 15/05/2011 - 19:48
Thank you again for your kind comments.
Cheers, Gary
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trixie

Link Posted 16/05/2011 - 13:28
Lovely photo its good to see you back on here, I have missed your still lifes, this is really lovely, it would make a wonderful invite Cheers Trixie

davidtrout

Link Posted 16/05/2011 - 17:37
That's very very impressive Gary. How on earth did you manage to keep the kitten still enough?
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 16/05/2011 - 17:38

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 16/05/2011 - 18:15
Many thanks- This is basically an action shot- one assistant putting the kitten through the frame- (from then on anything can happen!), and another to blow bubbles and drop feathers. I used an off camera flash set at 1/32 power, this was attached to a long cardboard tube to create a spotlight on the frame area. The K5 was in 7 fps mode - the Metz flash generally kept up with the rate of shooting. The result was lots of shots with the kitten in various poses, some sharper than others depending on speed of movement and ambient light as the whole thing was taken during bright daylight in our conservatory. Three kittens were used in rotation until they showed no further interest.
Cheers, Gary
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 16/05/2011 - 19:54
Good-Good-Good-and the cat!!!
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MattMatic

Link Posted 17/05/2011 - 11:18

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Cliff-P

Link Posted 17/05/2011 - 14:02
Awesome
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