Put the Kettle On by Lois  Bryan

Featured in Art Universe June 21, 2011.
Top Ten in the “One Object Still Life” challenge in Mood & Ambience June 16, 2010.
Featured in Cottage Living April 21, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Cottage Kitchens” challenge in Cottage Living Group April 2, 2010.
Top Ten in “Something Old” challenge in Around The World January 11, 2010.
Featured in History November 22, 2009.
Featured in Metallic Junction October 20, 2009.
Winner of the “Metal Antiques” challenge in Metallic Junktion group October 11, 2009.
Featured in Metallic Junktion October 3, 2009.
Third Place in the “Metal In The Kitchen” challenge in Metallic Junktion group October 2, 2009.
Featured in Cottage Style September 30, 2009.
Featured in Nostalgic Art and Photography September 28, 2009.
Featured in Image Writing September 26, 2009.
Featured in Still Life Photography September 26, 2009.
Featured in Passionate About Vintage September 26, 2009.

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“K” is for Kettle

This little copper kettle was on an ancient wood stove, located in one of the log cabins at Old Bedford Village in Bedford, PA, USA. One of the interesting things about this wonderful village is the buildings and accessories are authentic to their time periods. It is my understanding that the homes and barns and churches are not reproductions, but are actual, once-working structures that have been moved to Old Bedford Village .

Image taken wih the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens. Shutter speed 1/10, aperture f/13.0, exp. -.33, iso 1000. No flash, natural light. Post processing included the addition of three textures in Photoshop, a light Orton technique and dodging and burning.

Textures courtesy of Princess of Shadows at Deviant Art and Ghostbones on Flickr.

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  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous compostion and treatment

  • Hi Angel!!!! Thank you, thank you so much!!!!! I was a mite nervous about putting this one up, it’s a bit different for me!!!!! Hugzzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Yuri Lev
    Yuri Levover 5 years ago

    Great texture and color Lois. Very painterly. I think you might be a painter at heart.

  • Ahhhh Yuri, you’ve found me out!!!!! The reason I got into photography in the first place was taking pics that I could then paint, but I got stuck on the photography part!!! I now have Corel Painter 11 and LOVE best of all to take my images there and tinker around and paint them. I was thinking this would be a good subject … but there’s a challenge going … and it was calling my name pretty loudly!!! Thank you so much for your kind words!!! Very much appreciated!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image Lois, super treatment …

  • Hello, hello my dear Mediterranean traveler!!!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to come visit!!!!! Hugzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Colleen Drew
    Colleen Drewover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful image! I just love it!

  • Colleen … thank you so very very much!!!! I’m sooo glad … you know how much i love and admire your work!!! If it’s got your stamp of approval then I can relax!!!! Hugzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 5 years ago

    stunning!!!! i love the textures and light, accenting this kettle perfectly!!

  • Hi Angie, sweetie!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!! The light in this place was rather a problem … the windows were itty bitty and I didn’t bring the tripod with me … so handheld in low light when will I learn?? but of the kazillion I shot this one wasn’t tooooooo shaky, lol!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    gorgeous work my talented friend.. three textures indeed ! am trebly impressed..LOL

  • LOL!!! Ahhh Maggie … one or three … it’s all the same!!!! Ya just slather ‘em on and tickle the opacity slider!!!! WHEEE!!! SUCH fun!!!!! Thank you, darlin’!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    So inviting Lois…I’m on my way…put my fluffy slippers ready please…:-))))
    Gorgeous image.

  • Wynnie your fluffy slippers are warming by the fire … shall I put on the drinking chocolate for us??? thank you, honey-bun!!!!! Hugzzz!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 5 years ago

    Fantastic, Lois!

  • Thank you my dear friend!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, Lois!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so so much, sweetie!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Vivek Bakshi
    Vivek Bakshiover 5 years ago

    Lovely Shades… Nicely done.

  • Hi Vivek!!!!! Thank you … so happy you liked it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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