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Forum topic by johnhutchinson posted 03-31-2014 03:11 AM 416 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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johnhutchinson

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03-31-2014 03:11 AM

I was at a local garden-center/greenhouse, where I do a lot of my project photography, when I noticed the scene below – artificial tulips on a ceramic tile countertop with great shadows. I know some folks who carve amazing flowers, and the shadows would make for some great marquetry work on a checkerboard of wood with thin strips for the grout lines.

Hmmm.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"


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#1 posted 03-31-2014 04:01 AM

This is why I like your postings, you always come up with new ideas.
I see my pyrography tool being used to shade in interesting patterns on my boots. Thanks for the post.
Roman

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 05:28 AM

That is a cool shadow. It would make a nice inlay.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 08:52 AM

Very nice shadow effect John. Sometimes we see something special, but often we don’t ask ourselves why the scene is so appealing, but I can see that you did in this instance and wound up with a great motif.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 12:05 PM

I really like the combination of the hard geometry with the organic shadows. And because there were multiple spot lights on a track above the table, a lot of the shadows are actually layered – light, dark, darker.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 12:09 PM

Now I’ve got it !!! I place just the vase on the table as a permanent element, and the inlaid shadows are the “memory” of the flowers.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 03:23 PM

John, I like the way you think, go for it!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 03:35 PM

Thanks, Lee. I think I will. I’ve been wanting to do another article for Fine Woodworking, and this just might be the ticket. It’ll need to be a joint venture because I’ll need someone to turn a wooden vase.

Any takers?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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