The hasty farewell by Peter Zentjens

A new addition to my Nostalgia series. As you can see the theme is similar to my previous still life, as this new concept was born while shooting the other one. The style is slightly different though, going for a more “cluttered” composition this time.

As usually, this still life was created using my own version of the painted with light technique, of which you can find the tutorial here . There is one big difference with the last few photos, I found a smaller, better flashlight. This one allows me once more to get the “paint” effect more to my liking.

Shot with my Pentax K10D and my 80’s Pentax SMC M 28mm f3.5 lens which I love very, very much!


  • Maxoperandi
    Maxoperandiover 5 years ago

    What a fantastic shot…so much thought goes into this!

  • Thanks Max! Actually I’m often longer planning then executing, and yet there go quite some hours in the executing part. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraover 5 years ago

    Stunning composition and light. Very well done!

  • Silvia, your support is becoming a constant in my RB life, thank you very, very much for that!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • WiredMarys
    WiredMarysover 5 years ago

    Wonderful composition. I am loving your nostalgia series.

  • Thank you so much!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 5 years ago

    Love this and your series, hope to see much more…perhap a calendar!

  • Hi Susan, thank you your lovely comment! A calendar, yes yes, just one or two shots short. So another week or two…. Cheers for the encouragement!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Trish O'Brien
    Trish O'Brienover 5 years ago

    Well done, the painted light works very well in this, and the rest of the series

  • Thanks Trish, the better painting effect is the result of digging up an older, better, flashlight. I’m so happy that I found a nicer “brush”. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • lianne
    lianneover 5 years ago

    Just so very beautiful – love the entire series which I intend to explore when I have more time to appreciate the incredible use of light and shadow to create this “antiqued” effect. Your compositions are totally lovely.

  • Thank you for such a wonderful comment Lianne, much appreciated

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsover 5 years ago

    Another work of art! Well done Peter and I agree with Susan Kimball how about a calendar?!!!! Nostalgia….please!

  • Thank you Taschja and yes, I’ll publish a calendar this year. Just a week or two more before I choose the final 12 that go in there. ;)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsover 5 years ago

    Great news Peter!!! Looking forward to see it!!!

  • If I can keep up my current shooting schedule, you want have to wait long. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanover 5 years ago

  • Another feature and again I’m very honoured and would like to thank the Still Life Photography group for their ongoing support of my work!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 5 years ago

    Love this Peter!! Awesome work!!*-)

  • Thank yo Deb, you know I put my heart into these still lifes.

    – Peter Zentjens

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