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Featured in Art of Glass October 23, 20112.
Featured in Still Life Fine Art and Food August 8, 2012.
Featured in Tuesday Afternoon August 7, 2012.
Featured in Colourists August 3, 2012.

I created and posted this to a group at FaceBook, as the final image in a One Picture A Day For Thirty Days challenge … a fascinating exercise in self-discipline and creativity. A commitment to myself more than anything, and one I’m glad I made … but … whew … tougher than I expected. The original posting had the phrase “The End” at the bottom … and the image was created with the idea of using those words, but I liked it alone, showing off the gleam of the reflections, too. If anyone is interested in purchasing with text of any kind, I’m more than happy to add it and post for sale.

Raw image taken with the Nikon D300 and the nifty fifty at 50mm. Aperture f/2.8, shutter 1/2, Manfrotto tripod.

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    A beautifully crafted image, Lois!

  • Celeste, thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 2 years ago

    Amber tones are beautiful! What I wouldn’t do for a swig of that!

  • Thanks so much!!!!! You know, I really love the warmer tones, too.

    – Lois Bryan

  • JanT
    JanTover 2 years ago

    Oh, you know I love this selective focus and shallow dof, Lois ;) So appealing! Can’t drink any more, but I can admire your work.

  • Thank you, Jan. You know every time I do one of these shallow dof images, I am thinking of you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • jules572
    jules572over 2 years ago

    Love the mood you’ve evoked Lois, “One last drink and the party’s over”. The amber tones suites the setting and the DOF sets the story…Jules…Favor

  • Thanks, Jules, for your lovely compliment!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 2 years ago

    Excellent, Lois!

  • HI David!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Beautifully done, Lois…goes well with your Midnight Snack image…I think you do these images so well and they are so not easy to expose for….really well done!

  • Thanks, sweetie … I’ve been meaning to do more still life images … I really enjoy the ability to have some control over light and composition … big fun!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    Wow! Love the atmosphere and those golden brown tones. Great capture, Lois, and soooo inviting. x

  • thanks, Agnes!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 2 years ago

    Great shot Lois..very well composed..Please add the pub/bar/hotel location if you are adding it to the poubs group…Jamie

  • Thank you … but this was taken in my dining room, lol, not a pub or bar … so I don’t think it qualifies?

    – Lois Bryan

  • Joe Powell
    Joe Powellover 2 years ago

    Very nicely done Lois, love the shallow focus, DOF, light, reflections, tones, and color. You certainly hit a home run with this image, advertising TV, magazine quality, should submit this to Crown.

  • Awesome compliment, Joe … I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • vette
    vetteover 2 years ago

    Love the mood set with this image, so nicely captured and presented. Susan

  • Thanks so much, Susan!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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