Leonid Shectman  

Tea Time by Leonid Shectman

February 2021 - Tea Time

About the Image(s)

I still do my fantasy pictures, I created it in a rainy day in Los Angeles. I use over 30 layers to create this image. All parts in this image are my pictures. I understand that this group is not in the composed design photographs, but I still decided to provide you with one of my latest.

Thanks, hope you are OK.

15 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
It is an interesting collection of objects and a nice arrangement. I'd like it better if the lantern were larger and the more distant glass of tea were smaller as well as the water drops on the glass.   Posted: 02/01/2021 19:16:15

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I love your composed images. This one is fun. I assume the rain backdrop and the wood table were 2 separate images and then you added the elements. For me I would like to see the entire image brighter. maybe you were going for dark, but I would love to see it brighter.   Posted: 02/05/2021 08:18:33

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 47 & 66)
It's enchanting! I particularly like the piece of fabric, and the rainy window. It's dark to the point of almost being too dark...or perhaps its dark and low contrast, gives it a bit of a muddy feel. Perhaps you've considered this and prefer it as so.   Posted: 02/07/2021 17:17:11
Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
You are right, the darknest creat a muddy feelings. It is exactly was my attenshion.   Posted: 02/07/2021 17:26:02

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
I even moved table away from window, thought it will give depth   Posted: 02/07/2021 17:30:03

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
  Posted: 02/07/2021 17:31:00
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Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Your image is quite powerful, Leonid! The focus and the tone of the composition are all really first rate. I am a bit confused to see the items in the foreground dwarfed by the raindrops, although the pane provides an excellent background to the composition. An enlarged lantern would provide some balance to the large urn on the right hand side. Another way of presenting this collection might be to group the tea related items (the glasses and the teapot and urn separately from the plates and the lantern. As the flower arrangers have tried to teach us, clusters of items are generally more interesting than rows of them. Keep up the fantasies! I think you're finding that we all really love them!   Posted: 02/09/2021 10:10:36

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Great imagination and execution. Subject matter is good and props very realistic and tied together. The upper left area is missing complimentary stimulus. The our of focus white item pulls my eye to identify it origin and away form the lower and right very interesting main content. Heavy blurring of the background and moving the objects to front of the tall steamer on a oblong table may help balance toe composition. Food for thought.   Posted: 02/09/2021 13:43:24

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Your creative images are fascinating to review, Leonid! The background is great and the placement of the cloth is also well done. My suggestions would be to brighten it a little. I know you wanted it dark, but for me it is too dark to fully enjoy. Also, in the future I would recommend planning out your composition a little more. I think there might be too many elements in this one. Looking forward to seeing your next one!   Posted: 02/09/2021 15:40:16

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
What an energetic effort and a nice final effect. Your group colleagues have given you good comments. On my part, I am missing a bowl of sugar cubes.

Also, I like the tea glasses (Turkish or Russian?), the tea pot, and oh boy that samovar--if we did not have a full house and one samovar already, I would be asking what you would take for it.   Posted: 02/11/2021 17:42:52

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
it is a Russian samovar, cristal tea glasses and famose russian teapo   Posted: 02/11/2021 18:02:49

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Teapot   Posted: 02/11/2021 18:03:26

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Creastal tea glasses in siver podstakannik cup holder   Posted: 02/11/2021 18:05:09

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
I absolutely love this image. I for one would love to see a tutorial or a webinar on creating this kind of image. As I am active in a couple of camera clubs, if you are interested in doing something, give me your email and I'll follow up and see if I can make something available for them. This is so creative that for me it's mind boggling.   Posted: 02/14/2021 16:09:47
Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
my email

thank you very much   Posted: 02/14/2021 16:11:27


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