25 March 2008

An antique brass ladle...

...captured in the light of a brass oil lamp.


Ladle with the lamp | Submission for Click : Metal

Camera : Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS



The ladle originally belonged to my great grandmother, who is too old to cook now. I was fortunate to receive something so beautiful from her kitchen collection.

I felt that bright sunlight or harsh fluorescent light, would not do justice to this piece. The gentle flame from a small brass oil lamp, which is a beauty by itself, seemed to be the best partner to a ladle that's aged like fine wine.

The picture has been taken in day time (noon if you may), with the kitchen balcony door closed, thereby darkening the room, kept over a black background and in the light of a small flame.

These are 4 of the 30 odd pictures I liked best (the top one being the strongest contender). Yet to decide which I must send for the Click - Metal event as it is my first participation. I've never considered myself a creative photographer, hence stayed away from the event. This time, Nag's post for the previous round inspired me a great deal.





I guess I will take the help of friends in deciding which to send :) There are still a few days left until the deadline.

Update: I have decided on the first picture - thanks for helping me decide. It was a tough choice between 1 & 2 Vs 3, but had to choose one of them anyway!

25 comments:

Ice Fizz said...

Hey the first one stands out the best

Nandita said...

so two votes for ONE and two votes for TWO so far!

I'm torn between one and two, but like ONE slightly better

Sia said...

its 1st one...
mmm... 2 nd one!!! in 2nd pic it looks like sun setting behind the mountains... oh like all 3 pics:)

Arundathi said...

one...definitely!

Nandita said...

Im confused now...may be will come out with my 4th one :)

Rachel said...

first one is the best :)

sowmya said...

nice pictures..first one is good..i liked the third one also..

Raaga said...

no. 3 :-)

Nags said...

i am so glad you participated :)

my vote goes to the first one!

Purnima said...

1st one, your choice is right one! The ladle sure looks great!

nandita said...

Hahaaa, guys each one has a different choice...but its fun to hear the reasons.

Lavi said...

Beautifull one's..my vote is for the very first one.

arundati said...

the first one!

arundati said...

the first one!

nandita said...

Ok, i can hear you!
:D
:D
I'm having fun!

ANJALI J. said...

hey i liked 2 pictures 1st and the 3rd one..

sra said...

The third, the third!

The ladle is beautiful! We used to have a heavy, brass chakli maker - was reminded of that!

Meera said...

I liked the first one.

Mansi Desai said...

Good you decided to join in the fun Nanditha! same here, I too posted a click entry today, though I know I'm no way in league of all those fab photographers ouut there!:)

Mansi Desai said...

Good you decided to join in the fun Nanditha! same here, I too posted a click entry today, though I know I'm no way in league of all those fab photographers ouut there!:)

Siri said...

Glad u submitted the first pic Nandita.. its beauuutiful.. really an antique and authentic Click!

Siri

Nandita said...


Thanks to all you dear people who have been so encouraging and helped me get over my cold feet in participating in a photo event.
Hugs!

bee said...

thanks for a lovely entry, dear nandita.

TheRadiantLotus said...

No.1 is lovely. The colours are deep and gorgeous.

I am tempted to crop the 3 photo. :-P Try cutting out the right side. The reflection of the lamp/light in the ladle looks like the sun setting in a deep pool.Enlarge the outcome and check out how it looks. Am no photographer , but sometimes I have a strong way of seeing things..so the suggestion.

Nagesh.MVS said...

Awesome pics. i never seen.
I love to see these pics.

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