Tonica Nostalgica by Peter Zentjens

Recently, as a gift, I got this lovely nostalgic bottle of Tonic and of course I couldn’t resist shooting it for my Nostalgia series. I hadn’t been working on my Nostalgia series for some time so it was the proper inspiration to get me going again. I’m a little low on props at the moment so you might recognize a thing or 2. Also, the image is heavily inspired by my own “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll”:

As usual for my Nostalgia series, it was shot and processed using my own painting with light technique. If you want to know more about that, you can read my short tutorial


  • Yool
    Yoolover 5 years ago

    Prachtig :))

  • Dank je Yool. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely work…

  • Cheers Antanas!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerover 5 years ago

    Nicely done. This is an excellent image.

  • Thank you ever so much Holly, for the comment and the fav!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Marie Wintzer
    Marie Wintzerover 5 years ago

    I admire your inspiration, the props work really well together. I don’t know how you do, I have now finished my first trial with this technique, I loved it but I’m already out of ideas :-)
    I guess inspiration comes and goes….

  • Cheers Wintzerma,
    but… do we get to see your first trial? I’m really curious.
    And yes I do agree, inspiration comes and goes, hence the long break between this shot and my previous one. ;^)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsover 5 years ago

    Still going strong….looks GREAT!!!

  • Glad you think that Taschja,
    thank you very much for the comment and for the feature in Nostalgic Art and Photography

    – Peter Zentjens

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

    This is a real “Peter Zentjens” Pragtig, pragtig !!!! I love it Peter you are a master with painting by light. Could you please be so kind and add this to my group Cottage Style as well as Artistic Libation That would be very kind of you

  • Ow thank you Sandra, that’s very kind of you to say that it’s really me, not to mention the mention of the word master. :)
    Of course I’ll join those two groups, but I can’t really add this to Artistic Libation, as the subject is totally non-alcoholic. It’s a soft drink. :)
    And by the way, are there groups on RB that you don’t host? ;)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsabout 5 years ago

  • Yeah! Thanks for the honour Taschja!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauabout 5 years ago

    Very well captured and composed!

  • Thank you Jean, happy to see that this new piece gets your approval!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 5 years ago

    Lovely composition and shot, love all your nostalgic shots :-)

  • Well thank you V,
    that’s most kind of you to say so. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraabout 5 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful! Is that and Italian tonic water? I see it reads something like Abbond… Just curious :)

  • You are absolutely correct Silvia, it is Italian. Abbondio is the word you are referring too. It was a gift from friends and I immediately spotted it’s potential. ;)
    Thank you for the comment & fav.

    – Peter Zentjens

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