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hurricane lamps  by scottimages

Throw Pillows

Small (16" x 16")

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[Canon 1000D, 50mm, F/3.5]

  1. Featured – The Woman Photographer – March 2010
  2. Featured – Cottage Living – March 2010
  3. Featured – Textures Unlimited – March 2010
  4. Featured – Nostalgic Art and Photography – April 2010
  5. Featured – Art By Bubble Hosts – April 2010
  6. Featured – Art Universe – June 2011


antique, brown, chair, hurricane lamps, lanterns, lights, still, texture, vintage

Painter, Illustrator, sometime Designer, maniacal Doodler, Photographic Artist.

Funnily enough I don’t consider myself to be a photographer – that’s for the talented folks who actually know what their camera’s do.

My illustrations & designs are over here :

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    A wonderful nostalgic capture, I still use some of these lamps:-) Don.

  • Thanks Don, I haven’t used one for years, happy to say I rely on the battery operated ones now :))

    – scottimages

  • Adrian Donoghue
    Adrian Donoghueover 4 years ago

    Beautiful still life Rosemary, good luck with the HDR.

  • Thanks Adrian, don’t know why I bothered really, except I was curious to give it a try. I really don’t think HDR is my thing :))

    – scottimages

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 4 years ago

    Your treatment has brought out the beautiful textures of the timber. A great composition. This has such a wonderful Aussie country feel.

  • Thanks Lorraine. Actually, I was a bit sneaky….the timber was quite flat & pale so I did my usual texture thing – you know what I’m like – I’m much happier with this version. I agree, a nice Aussie feel :)
    I’ve put up a photo of the original for you to have a little look at the difference.

    – scottimages

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Rosemary – this is fabulous – and whatever treatment you have used – it works so well. So subtle and so full of textures.
    I love it.

  • Hi Anna, so nice to hear from you! Hope you had a great time on your getaway :)
    So pleased you like this one, your timing is perfect. I was having trouble getting my colours to do what I wanted them to do, so I ended up using a tip from one of your discs….. worked perfectly.

    – scottimages

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 4 years ago

    WOW – fabulous work Rosemary – love it :o)

  • Thankyou Kira, very much :))

    – scottimages

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10over 4 years ago

    Brilliant choice for your still life, look forward to seeing more ! Keep trying btw, I nearly gave up on PS when I got it, now I use it all the time :-))

  • Thankyou so much Sandra :))

    – scottimages

  • awefaul
    awefaulover 4 years ago

    I mostly use Photomatix just to merge the images and often save it on the natural preset. Then it mean that I have a “negative” in Bridge with incredible depth of detail in the highlights and shadows. Sometimes I don’t even mention that some of the processing was in Photomatix. Oh, and I like this a lot.

  • LOL! I’m so new to Photomatix I don’t even know what most of that means :)) But I do know that it frustrates the hell out of me!
    Seriously speaking though; that depth of detail is the reason I bought it in the first place, so I’ll keep playing with it & I’m sure I’ll eventually work it out.

    And Thanks Faul, glad you like it :))

    – scottimages

  • Ann Rodriquez
    Ann Rodriquezover 4 years ago

    This is so inspiring! Thanks for posting the original, too. I’m SO ANXIOUS to get into textures more!

  • Thanks Ann, so pleased you feel inspired by something I’ve done! It’s funny, but i can’t seem to get away from the textures….. I use them "everywhere_!

    – scottimages

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    That is fabulous!! I am so pleased.

  • love them :))

    – scottimages

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithover 4 years ago

    Your familiar treatment has done a wonderful job, Rosemary, it’s a beautiful image. Good old shed cleaning. Lol.
    Photomatix does tend to ‘overcook’ images and I expect this image had lots of halos’ around the lamps. Mostly, it’s fiddling with the sliders so as not to get the halos’.
    If you have the latest Photomatix then it has 4 presets, Natural, Smooth, Painterly and Grunge. I am now tending to use a preset as it is one click and done.
    You may already know this stuff so please forgive the presumption.

  • Thanks Sue, glad you like it :)
    Yes, it’s the halos in Photomatix that are my problem. I bought it for those times when I want to bring out more detail, but so far all I’m getting is that ‘overcooked look’ as you say. I know it can be used beautifully, your own work is a perfect example.
    So I won’t give up, I’ll keep trying to master it, however, I’m becoming quite fond of the style that I seem to be developing so I’ll probably not stray too far from that. Tho’ I do love learning new things…..

    As for those presets; I’ve seen them there somewhere, but have no idea where! Any clues?

    – scottimages

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