Uploaded: March 23, 2021 11:39:46 | Entered: March 23, 2021 11:39:46


My grandmother left Sweden when she was just 16. She journeyed to America alone, searching for a better life. All she had with her was a beat up old suitcase and this copper kettle from her mother. The curve of the spout and handle caught my eye this morning. I polished it for the photo shoot.

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 50D; Shutter Speed: 1/50; Aperture: f/8.0; ISO: 1250; Orientation: 1; Date: 2021:03:23 14:31:55


Oscar J. Pung level-classic March 23, 2021

Such a lovely still life, Christine. Very nicely done! #1758866

Paul Coco March 23, 2021

What a great heirloom to have, Christine. Beautifully done. #11885657

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic March 23, 2021

Wonderful light and composition, Christine! #11885664

Jacquie Palazzolo level-deluxe March 23, 2021

This is beautiful, Christine!! Perfect for the curves challenge! #11885698

Janet Criswell level-deluxe March 23, 2021

Wonderful image and story, Christine! Beautifully captured! #11885710

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 23, 2021

Love the light and comp. Beautifully captured! #11885739

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe March 23, 2021

Beautiful photo and story! ccc #11885746

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe March 23, 2021 1

Thanks very much, Oscar, Paul, Adilson, Jacquie, Janet, Tammy, and Candice! #11885771

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic March 23, 2021

Great setting, capture, colors, light and BG Christine! #11885779

Jane E. Bentz level-deluxe March 23, 2021

Gorgeous tones, and I love the story behind the copper kettle! #11885797

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe March 23, 2021

Thanks so much, Amalia and Jane! #11885807

Leslie McLain level-classic March 23, 2021

Beautiful still life, Christine. #11885816

Bob D. Hall level-classic March 23, 2021

Christine, this is beautiful and perfect for the assignment! I loved your story and the kettle reminds me of the song "All I want is a proper cup of coffee made in a proper copper coffee pot." #11885837

Rudi Reiner level-classic March 23, 2021

Great composition Christine, what a special antique! #11885862

Terry Korpela level-deluxe March 23, 2021

Nicely Done Christine! #11885871

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe March 24, 2021

Many thanks, Leslie, Bob, Rudi, and Terry! #11885913

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 24, 2021

Great shine and color, Christine. Excellent idea and capture. #11885955

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe March 24, 2021

Thanks so much, Bojan! #11886156

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