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  #74 The kitchen
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Classic Sunbeam Toaster       ©2010 Lo
Panasonic DMC-ZS3       12th place, 58 points
1/8s, f3.5, ISO 400, 35mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, cloned out some scratches on the poor old thing, enhanced the colour, resized for entry and USM       Extra Info: These toasters were discontinued in the sixties. We found this one in an antique shop, much to my husband's delight.
 
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Jade O.
Feb 10, 2010
    Hey, your toaster beat my toaster! ;-)

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Lo
Feb 10, 2010
    Thanks Una and Drivingback - I wanted to have the kitchen reflected. Glad you liked it.

Una
Feb 10, 2010
    I like how the kitchen reflects in the toaster.

drivingback
Feb 10, 2010
    Some might say that the reflection is a distraction. But I see it as a different perspective of the Kitchen. I like it. In my faves.

Lo
Feb 10, 2010
    Thanks Elliott - I tried to put something into the foreground, but I couldn't get it to work - perspective was all wrong. The beauty of this toaster is that when you drop in the slice of bread, it automatically lowers it - not bad for an old model!

elliott
Feb 9, 2010
    great old toaster. they don't make them like that anymore. little bright on reflection but otherwise good lighting. i'd like to see either a human element (maybe in the reflection) or a saucer with pads of butter or jam ready to spread on toast when done. el

Lo
Feb 9, 2010
    Couldn't resist looking up the K-42 kettle, Jade - it's a real classic. Actually, I wanted to have the reflection in the toaster, and it took some moving around to be able to lose my reflection in the edge.

Thanks Dodrizzt - I should have taken a closer shot initially, but I kept ending up with my own reflection in there. In the end I had to crop the photo to get rid of too much foreground.

dodrizzt
Feb 9, 2010
    Nice subject for the theme :-) it's well lighted, and I like the reflection of the kitchen... maybe I would try a different crop, not so square, in order to make the composition not so "packed", although the reflection adds depth... anyway, a nice TT for me, well done!!

Jade O.
Feb 7, 2010
    I'm a big fan of classic appliances (I have a K-42 Kettle) and those chrome exteriors are almost impossible to photograph well in their natural environment because they reflect everything and the subject gets lost in the reflection). This photo is a good illustration of that, I think. In some ways the square elements of this image bring a complimentary element (sink, tile background, basket, toaster) which links these disparate objects, but on a purely subjective level, I find they become for me more of a distraction. The beauty of the toaster in its environment still shows through. This was almost a tie for me with the stainless pot on the burner entry.
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