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  • #6738
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    wbaxter
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    Can not make my mind up if this works or not. Opinions sought please or alternatives

     

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    #6739
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    Peter Robinson
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    For me it looks more like an illustration rather than a photo. I’d love to know how you did it. I think would it would look great in a book showing what wisks look like, but for me I wouldn’t use it for anything else. Sorry.

    #6742
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    ajroyle
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    When viewed at larger size I find the rendition very interesting but  can “see the joins”‘  where the  separate pictures have been cut out, which spoils the illusion a little.  Then, do I “get” it? Is there anything to “get” ?

    The most obvious thing is that the central whisk is different to the others. So what? I think you have the elements of an attractive idea but you haven’t run far enough with it yet.

    #6746
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    WALLACE – THIS IS FANTASTIC–IS THERE A POEM THOUGH––Lonely as a whisk I am—-there be an omellette wth some ham– boom boom. Wallace  my friend–I see the greatness of this study.  Please –do about twelve more–and we will all stand a chance next year.(haha)

    #6747
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    ajroyle
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    Nice to see you so full of beans Ken!

     

    #6750
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    Ian McNab
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    The immediate impression is that it’s a product shot, Wallace – as Peter says, an illustration, perhaps in a catalogue selling kitchen equipment. But, as soon as you notice it, the slight irregularity introduced by the middle whisk undermines this perception; but that leaves you puzzled about its significance: is  it an accident? does it mean something (and if so what)?

    And as John says, the visible edges of the cut-out objects in the large version add to the puzzle: is that intentional or an accident? does it signify something or not?

    So this is either a post-modern conceptual image of profound and mysterious significance (cf Damien Hirst / Tracey Emin!), or it’s, well, something else. It’ll certainly have the judges guessing! 😉

     

    #6751
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    wbaxter
    Participant

    Thanks for all the comments. I was trying to create something that might be a poster for a kitchen, not  a competition image. After I had asembeled the 3 image I thought it looked a little flat so I added the Find Edge filter. This gave the appearence of being cut out, it also enhanced the whisk elements. The visable lines around the whisks are the shadows from the original image. Will have to try some other idea, maybe a red pepper mill on a white background.

    #6765
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Perhaps try different lighting, backgrounds, textures; mimic or suggest existing modes of display – a rich area and one that I think several of us  are inclined to explore.

    #6766
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    To be serious -its an interesting project and one near to my heart. Way back in the dark days when the very first of the Sunday paper Times colour supplement came out(they will never take off???) I was District NHS catering manager–blame me–at South Manchester- and had set up the then innovitive Finnessa  individual tray meal service at Christies hospital. The Times came down to have an article on this for the new colour supplement. So wearing two hats I was so interested to watch the photographer at work. The infinite care on setting up the meal tray and meal had to be seen to believe–the fuss over the placement on peas on a plate and the gloss of each one was a lesson in itself. Articles of equipment like Wallace is doing were all photographed with precision care. To produce a poster of kitchen stuff is an interesting challenge–add the aroma of the curry and you have it made. Like to follow this Wallace.

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