Daffs

Daffy

I bought myself a huge bunch of Daffodils and enjoyed myself taking photos of them. As ya’ll know by now – I like to ‘enhance’ my shots in Paintshop Pro. This allows me to bring a bit more creativity into what can be just another run -of- the- mill subject … I hope you like the results. I’m really grateful for this modern technology that allows me to share something that I would otherwise just tuck away in an album somewhere. Ha ha – it’s a substitute for plying someone in my home with all those snaps that you have to be polite about!  Bye for now,   Eileen

Daffs in Vase

Daffodil in Pot

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Minimal Still Life

 

Blue & Orange2

I’ve been picking up tips about lighting for my still life subjects and decided to try using a couple of Led lamps that I nearly got rid of. They turned out to be useless for me in the living room as they weren’t bright enough. However – they are just what I need for taking photos. My ‘studio’ is a table top and I also make use of a light tent – which is simply a fabric cube about 16″ square.

Blue & Orange

Bibliophile

Together

Stand Off

See you soon,   Eileen

 

 


Still Life

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used to paint a lot and my favourite subject was Still Life, so I accumulated a lot of pots, vases, china and objects that I picked up from charity shops to use to that end. When I downsized three years ago I had to get rid of most, but kept my favourites.Now I find that I’m enjoying setting them out to photograph and trying out different lighting and effects. This is especially useful as I find it difficult to get out and about as much as I would like to and the garden hasn’t much inspiration to offer at the moment.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn these examples I’ve softened the backgrounds and used a darkened vignette, as well as cropped the originals, which I hope has enhanced the pics ….

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI hope to be posting more frequently in future – but then, I know I’ve said that before … well, I’m full of good intentions ain’t I?      Eileen