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Images from my Youth (IFMY)

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 8 October 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This is a bit of an odd series. These are "Studio reconstructions"(The studio being my kitchen table, a sheet of black fabric, and a 3W LED torch as illumination) of stuff that means something from my childhood.
There won't be any explanation, I'll be interested to know if these things mean anything to your childhood...

Canon EOS 7D 1/60 second F/11.0 ISO 200 100 mm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture

8 Oct 2010 5:25am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Oh ur doing a great photo graphical work with this simple but lovely objects; i enjoy reading/ knowing about your childhood and interests.

Thats a fabulous eye catching picture exactly describing the feeling it aroused .. u may replace them with lollipops if u wanna know about me :)

8 Oct 2010 5:33am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's just beautiful! I love this idea. The light is fantastic. And I remember loving those canned pears (or whatever those are). :)

8 Oct 2010 5:55am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mixed fruit i believe, another beauty Mr Celiotec.

8 Oct 2010 5:58am

Phil D. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I love the can, the cherry on top. The light hitting the sharp edges
of the opened can. Super work.

8 Oct 2010 6:32am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

And if I recognize it!
A beautiful, little mysterious, photo. Very nicely exposed.

8 Oct 2010 7:04am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

One of my favourite deserts. Clever shot!

8 Oct 2010 7:08am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

simplement génial ! j'aime beaucoup !!!!5*

8 Oct 2010 7:12am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great light...simple object ,beautifully captured..Best of luck for 'Home Studio'.

8 Oct 2010 7:23am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

canned fruit.. very creative shot, love the lighting.

8 Oct 2010 7:29am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the spot of light just on the top of the can... just enought to discover it contents.

8 Oct 2010 7:45am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This looks like a can of mixed fruit with the cherry on the top. Good childhood memories:)))

8 Oct 2010 7:45am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Some very good idea, makes for a great image !

8 Oct 2010 7:50am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

good light and colors...

8 Oct 2010 7:54am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I'll go with kiwisa........but I'd have to add evaporated milk !!!!!

8 Oct 2010 7:55am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom have me beaten here today, although food does come to mind.

8 Oct 2010 7:59am

Marleen from Netherlands

Intriguing and beautifully lighted shot!
This image reminds me of our eldest son who -when he was young- was crazy about this canned fruit...!
(his name is Chris;-))))))

8 Oct 2010 9:10am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely lit tinned fruit Chris, but did you ever have Epicure tinned sausages or would they be before your time? A taste never to be quite forgotten :)

8 Oct 2010 9:47am

@grouser: I can sort of remember them. We had our annual holiday in a tiny caravan that was towed by my Dad's Hillman Minx, and I'm fairly sure that they were served then.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I prefer fresh fruit, but I like the juice of the canned fruit ;) Wonderful lighting!

8 Oct 2010 11:31am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

And everyone wanted the cherry, I would be asking Nigel to pass the evaporated milk, yum. yum. Beautifully lit composition.

8 Oct 2010 12:56pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

what he cool idea!!so nice

8 Oct 2010 1:09pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

so lovely and mysterious tones here:))) very brilliant thought!

8 Oct 2010 1:18pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Growing up I didn't have canned fruits but this certainly is a great pic... wonderful lighting! :)

8 Oct 2010 2:47pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Are you going to open a can of Pandora? :)
Great shot!

8 Oct 2010 2:52pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic work lights and shapes! A perfect studio! I especially love the light at the top of can with the notches in your profile! Very good image! Best regards, Adela

8 Oct 2010 3:25pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

This really touches a nerve here!
I remember this Fruit cocktail cans for this was a very special thing we only had on occasions like christmas/birthdays etc with icecream ;)
Lovely theme and the setup is great! Mysterious !

8 Oct 2010 3:42pm

@daniela scharnowski: Bang! You get the prize!!!!!!!!! Look for my explanation tomorrow!. But to get the "Cherry on the top" There's one other element in the shot that is relevant...can you guess what that is??

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, I do remember fruit cocktail and, yes, evaporated milk. When I think back to some of the stuff I've eaten, I'm surprised I'm still here to tell the tale !

8 Oct 2010 5:17pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

em, is it the not so well working tear off lid ?! LOL

8 Oct 2010 5:57pm

@daniela scharnowski: 99% there!

silver from k, Iran

canned fruit very appetizing and at the same time horrifying

8 Oct 2010 6:55pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Mars Attack????

8 Oct 2010 7:59pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Beautiful and mysterious!

8 Oct 2010 8:03pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom


8 Oct 2010 8:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

back in the late 30s and early 40s, we called it fruit cocktail. it was a luxurious staple

8 Oct 2010 8:50pm

David from Avranches, France

Great shot, I have a tin of that in my cupboard, bit its not as nice as that.

8 Oct 2010 9:00pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

Thought I'd left a comment.....fab lighting man, looking forward to the series. We had tinned mandarins for the mandarin jelly and carnation milk Sunday treat.

8 Oct 2010 10:05pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great setup and lighting...
Very original idea - well executed...Looking forward to your explanationa and the next post.

9 Oct 2010 1:22am

Becky from los angeles, United States

OH my! I am so back in time with this one! I liked the little square peaches the best - really didn't like the pears! This is a great image - love the lighting around the jagged rim - Great Chris - looking forward to more!

9 Oct 2010 2:41am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

juicy fruity!! condenced milk too?

9 Oct 2010 5:44am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Mysterious yet beautiful. Love the way you have managed everything in dark except what you want to focus on. Different.

9 Oct 2010 6:34am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice photo
well done

9 Oct 2010 9:45am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh yes Chris... I remember them very well ! But you know what, I didn't like the cherries (isn't that incredible !!!) my favorites were the grapes hahaha... tastes can differ ;)

9 Oct 2010 10:23am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

an excellent image...again the lighting is superb

9 Oct 2010 5:08pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Very nice capture. The lighting is great.

10 Oct 2010 4:01am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Fruit cocktail and that single cherry. Somtimes there were three pieces, never even though.. and so as a child of a two child home.. it was always a battle.. one I often lost. :s

10 Oct 2010 11:53pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Fruit cocktail for me too. Like Tamara, I don't like the cherries either!

11 Oct 2010 9:16am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

The lighting on this really is stunning, cant believe it's just the high-tech LED, amazin'.

12 Oct 2010 2:17pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/60 second
ISO 200
100 mm