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Nocturne by Peter Zentjens

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This is an older work, pre-dating my Nostalgia and even my Attic (I’ll come back to those later on) series. It was an assignment when I was still studying photography many a year ago. It might help to know that Nocturne was the name of the cutlery and the source of my inspiration for this. And this might very well be the start of my fascination with nostalgic stil lifes.

The original was shot on a 4×5″ negative and it takes a special place in my heart as it’s the only one I every made a colour print of myself. That print has been hanging in our kitchen for years on end. It’s also very special because it was the first time that a shot got through the judgement of my teachers from shot one. It could take me up to three months to satisfy them, but this one was a hole in one. :)

I had the negative scanned professionally years ago. It was a lot of work to clean up the scan and that’s what I just finished. So, finally, I present to you my old love: nocturne.

Comments

  • Jacqueline Baker
    Jacqueline Bakeralmost 6 years ago

    It’s wonderful and looks as fresh and crisp as the day you made it so you did a good job cleaning up the scan! You deserve a pat on the back no wonder your teachers were impressed so am i :0)

  • Thank you Jacqueline for your wonderful comment. I sure hope I did a good job cleaning up, I started it the previous century, so it took me a loooong time to complete. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 6 years ago

    And you can tell its been done with love and great thought Peter!!! Awesome work!!! Very impressive results!!!! *-)

  • Thank you Deb, I’m really happy you like it. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 6 years ago

    fantastic work Peter,,,, well done

  • Thank you midzing

    – Peter Zentjens

  • ibchick
    ibchickalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice composition. I really like the seemingly incongruent elements that work together.

  • I often try to pull something like that off in my still lifes. Thanks for noticing and agreeing with it Carl!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillalmost 6 years ago

    Exquisite!

  • Thank you my friend

    – Peter Zentjens

  • kdm22222
    kdm22222almost 6 years ago

    Not sure how I missed this one…but it is really a superb and amazing image

  • Thank you ever so much, and thanks for making it a favourite.

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsalmost 6 years ago

    I like anything with music notes, it makes it more ‘happy’ to me, this is a true nostalgic picture with the old radio, the cutlery just give it that extra spark! Well done!

  • Thank you Taschja,
    for me there is even an extra value, the music sheets where hand written by my dad. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsalmost 6 years ago

    Really a extra special and sentimental work of art!

  • Thanks Taschja

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, wonderful composition!

  • Why thank you Joanne. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • polaroids
    polaroidsover 5 years ago

  • And thanks once more!

    – Peter Zentjens

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