There's No Plates Like Chrome For The Oil And Dates by Mike Oxley

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The High Tech Kitchen Studio
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
December 11, 2011

A wee pre-Christmas groaner for y’all. Cheers!

Here’s the set up – no expense spared as usual. The lighting is from a 3 LED flashlight in the cupboard directly above.

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 17 to 70 at 17 mm
iso 100, Multi Pattern metering, aperture priority F16.0, 3.2 second exposure


christmas, puns, humour, dares, food, candlelight

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • weecoughimages
    weecoughimagesover 2 years ago

    Great lighting Mike .. Wee Cough

  • Many thanks, Wee Cough! The lighting was all very high tech – the candle and a wee torch tucked into the cupboard right above.

    – Mike Oxley

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Lol! That’s great, Mike!! An ingenious set-up! Hoppy oil and dates to you! ( nice toaster oven! )

  • Greatly appreciated, Deb. Many thanks! That countertop studio gets a workout every now and then.
    And a Merry Thali to you! :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • The oven seems to be okay, but all I’ve used it for so far is to warm up plates. Still, it was cheaper than buying new oven elements for the big one!

    – Mike Oxley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    Oh, brother & all that. You’ve done it again, & afterward, you get to eat the model(s). Now let’s see Chet’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire.

  • Much thanks, Sheila. The models are all tucked away in their wee bag until I find another use for them and most of the oil got back into the bottle. Messy, but PTL for Windex. As far as the nuts go, Chet may take umbrage. But I do have a couple more scenarios floating about. One’s done, actually. Will post anon.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 2 years ago

    HA! Love it! Merry Christmas! :O]

  • Many thanks, Tracy! And a Merry Christmas to you, my friend!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Fantastic – love the title!

  • Much appreciate, Shulie! Many thanks!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    Superb capture my friend, awesome lighting, comp, love it , Mike !

  • Thanks for your very kind words, Elfie, and many thanks for the “fave”, too! Much appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 2 years ago

    Well done. Was the flashlight there or did you have it with you?

  • Thank you, Fred. The flashlight (or torch – I keep forgetting “flashlight” is a North American term) was just overhead on the shelf of the cupboard above the plate. I have two and they’re handy little light sources to have around.

    – Mike Oxley

  • LimbozArt
    LimbozArtover 2 years ago

    Way cool Mike….you’re making me hungry!
    Hope Santa drops off a few of those lights under the tree. LOL
    Cheers, Louise

  • LOL! Many, many thanks, Louise! Those little lights are great for this type of work. Keep an eye out at Canadian Tire – they go on sale every now and then for about $10.00 or so, $20.00 regular price. Mastercraft 3 LED flashlights with a swivel head and a handy dandy belt clip, too! :o) A fair bit cheaper than a full studio setup.

    – Mike Oxley

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Outstanding photography Mike
    Great idea to !!

  • Many, many thanks, my friend! Greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 2 years ago

    A Magical work here

  • Thanks so very much, Bobby!

    – Mike Oxley

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