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Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 21 July 2010 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

The Thames Mining Museum and School of Mines is an interesting place to visit. The laboratory,unchanged over the years, still has the bottles of reagents lined up on the benches with their contents as if ready to use.

Canon EOS 450D 1/5 second F/9.0 ISO 800 25 mm

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

A very nice Museum display!

21 Jul 2010 5:37am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice shot - well done.

21 Jul 2010 5:52am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful perspective. Very nice

21 Jul 2010 6:39am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic line and DOF, and a splendid document all those old bottles, I wonder what they content

21 Jul 2010 6:49am

@Paco Díaz: Hi Paco - they were reagents for the mining school - so probably used for analyzing rock content.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful shot well composed and great lighting

21 Jul 2010 6:54am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Our history in the cruel bottles! Present them in a row and with a perspective that makes them awesome! A great perspective and a distant vanishing point and dark! Impressive image Frances!

21 Jul 2010 7:00am

@Fonts: Thanks Adela - the museum had kindly displayed them in this manner;)

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

Lovely lighting of an interesting topic

21 Jul 2010 7:06am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~~love it~~~just stunning!!:)

21 Jul 2010 7:44am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I like this framing, it is superb!. Simple and beautiful.

21 Jul 2010 7:48am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh, Frances, what a light & line-up with style, love this absolutely ! Bravo !

21 Jul 2010 8:05am

@k@: Thanks Karine

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning, Frances,
it is a very nice shot and interesting information. The warm colors and lighting are excellent in reproduction. 5 Stars ***** Have a nice day, and all the best. Dear greetings Christel

21 Jul 2010 9:14am

@Christel: Thanks Christel, museums are always interesting to vist.

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture with beautiful colors

21 Jul 2010 9:25am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A marvellous still life. The point of view makes them seem as big as buildings and the light is great

21 Jul 2010 9:32am

@grouser: Thanks Grouser, I did play with the contrast and lighting quite a bit in post processing:)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent light.. and great point of view..

21 Jul 2010 9:34am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!! What a fantastic shot! Superb lighting and DOF. I also like the repetition. Very well done.

21 Jul 2010 10:40am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks Anina, I loved all the different shapes, colours and heights of the bottles in the display.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful ! Bravo ! Looks like you found all these bottles on some dusty, neglected attic .

21 Jul 2010 12:12pm

@MARIANA: Ha ha not an attic, but the museum.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Beautiful perspective and superb light in this magnificent compo. Beautiful day.

21 Jul 2010 12:19pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

very nice this light

21 Jul 2010 12:27pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Frances this is a stunning composition...a fabulous work on all fronts...love the pov, depth, tone and detail...a great work!

21 Jul 2010 12:47pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks Pavan - I really appreciate your comments.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! I absolutely love it Frances ! The colors, the light, the DOF and the feeling of mystery... just perfect ! Worth 5***** without any doubt. Have a great day :)

21 Jul 2010 12:57pm

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara for your kind words and stars.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, great shot and great find. I love the light and your composition. Well done!!

21 Jul 2010 2:32pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

wonderful perspective and composition

21 Jul 2010 4:14pm

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

Superb! lovely angle

21 Jul 2010 4:28pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice shot :)

21 Jul 2010 5:53pm

Manola from Bassens, France

superbe.. j'adoreeeeee!!!! very beautiful..;-))))

21 Jul 2010 6:25pm

@Manola: Merci beaucoup;))))

pixator from kerman, Iran

Superb shot!

21 Jul 2010 6:59pm

Tom DFR from Paris, France

nice DOP. Congrats !!

21 Jul 2010 7:59pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Wow What a great perspective. The lighting is perfect!!

21 Jul 2010 8:25pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow! what a beautiful shot! A great angle..really superb!

21 Jul 2010 9:18pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

The composition here is just so close to perfect.

21 Jul 2010 10:08pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a well composed shot with real cool lighting, does sound very interesting to visit

21 Jul 2010 11:25pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Very interesting - great perspective - love the wee light at the top - Very cool!

22 Jul 2010 3:19am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely POV....Excellent light effect.

22 Jul 2010 11:32am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Fantastic !!!!

22 Jul 2010 5:11pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice point of view and perspective, great!

23 Jul 2010 3:20pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

witch kind of alchemist is using this ?

great shot !

24 Jul 2010 11:31am

@RORO: Hi Roro - the bottles are filled with reagents in the School of Mining Museum, so no doubt used for analyzing rocks etc.

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

25 Jul 2010 9:16pm

Marianne from Switzerland

Alignement d'un bel effet.

28 Jul 2010 11:29pm


Très belles couleurs et superbe perspective!Bravo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

4 Aug 2010 9:55am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I think it is similar to an alley at night.

30 Jun 2012 9:48am

Canon EOS 450D
1/5 second
ISO 800
25 mm