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Day 332 of my ‘A Photo A Day’ project.

I’m not sure where the idea of this came from, it just popped into my head when I got home from work today! My initial idea was just paint pots layered on top of one another. I then thought that it would look good if I removed one of the lids and placed it in the shot also. I set the paint pots up on my desk with my tripod above them, then angled my camera downwards and when everything was setup, removed the paint lid – I did this last so I wouldn’t knock it over and get paint everywhere! When I opened the paint pot, the colour was horrible and dark as it needed a good mix. I got a brush and stirred it until it was the right colour… I then realised that the photo would look even better with the paintbrush left in the pot, so here is the final result!

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  • Hannah Fenton-Williams
    Hannah Fenton-...about 2 years ago

  • Wow! Thank you so much again Hannah! I’m so pleased to have 2 features from you!

    – petegrev

  • Jay Gross
    Jay Grossabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your image has been featured in the Table Top Photography group.

    -Jay (host)

  • Thank you so much for this Jay! I cannot tell you how happy I am with this feature! :)

    – petegrev

  • Fizzgig7
    Fizzgig7about 2 years ago

    I like it………..good composition with the paintbrush leading the eye in.

  • Thank you so much! Really glad you like it! :)

    – petegrev

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Thanks again Karen! Hope you’re well!

    – petegrev

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    The Gallery is open and waiting for your views and comments!
    June 2012

  • Thank you so very much for this feature Tori! So pleased! :)

    – petegrev

  • Anouk Westerdijk
    Anouk Westerdijkabout 2 years ago

    FEATURED on the 9th of june 2012

    I still come back at your works, I’m sorry, haha! They are just so great that I can’t keep my eyes of them.

  • Wow thank you so much! I’m so pleased with this and for your wonderful comment :)

    – petegrev

  • Gwoeii
    Gwoeiiabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – petegrev

  • Sally Kate Yeoman
    Sally Kate Yeomanabout 2 years ago

    Perfect! The removal of the lid and inclusion of the brush make this shot so interesting.

  • Thank you Sally! I’m glad I took it one step further and put the brush in! Thank you for taking the time to comment too :)

    – petegrev

  • Laura E  Shafer
    Laura E Shaferabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Laura! You’ve made my week with all of these! :)

    – petegrev

  • Katayoonphotos
    Katayoonphotosabout 2 years ago

    Great shot!! Very nice set up! Congrats on the feature too :)

  • Thank you very much! Really glad you like it! :)

    – petegrev

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