My favourite subject when I used to paint was Still Life and that seems to be what I like to do best with my camera too. Sometimes I thrash around for ideas and sometimes a lone object just pops into my head and I begin to plan what the eventual picture will be. I was trying to think of something that would be more minimalistic and an Egg seemed ideal. The first image presents it in the context of food we eat for breakfast. To make it less boring, I thought I would try balancing a little white feather on top and this pic came after a couple of attempts. Because I’d taken it from the fridge the shell began to get a bit moist and so when I dropped the feather this time it got caught at an angle – oh goody!
This is a much more minimalistic picture and more true to the idea I started out with. Hope you like it …. it’s forcing me to experiment more with lighting my subjects and I’ve learnt the hard way how highlights can glare and look ‘burnt out’, and as my room is very, very bright I’m learning to adjust my camera’s exposure settings to compensate. I’m really hankering after getting a CSC – which I may have mentioned before – they come under various names – Compact System Cameras, four-thirds cameras, mirrorless cameras et al. The thing that appeals to me is that they are lighter to hold than DSLRs and have separate lenses. It’s a bit scary for me, but I get a bit frustrated with my present cameras’ limitations [good as they have been for me] and I would love to learn to use a proper Macro lens.
That’s all for this post folks, see you soon dv, Eileen
I had to resist eating the cherries I’d bought while I had fun photographing them. I can’t claim originality for the idea of using forks in a still life image, but I tried to do my own thing with them ….
Hope you liked them … I hope to show some Roses next time, Eileen
After doing some ‘still life’ with this little chap I tried to use my imagination in other ways to involve him in a story and this is the result. It took several days to do stuff in my Paintshop Pro , mainly because it’s fiddly trying to get accurate selections and then reversing them to enable background alterations. I wanted to keep the objects fairly sharp but not the backgrounds. I’m sure I could have made a better job of it if I knew how to use Layers properly, but sometimes you need even more patience I think – and mine is in short supply these days!
Anyway – I hope it brings a smile …. Eileen
See ya’ll soon I hope – don’t forget to use ‘like’ button[ if you do]or leave a comment – they are always welcome – as well as any constructive critism or suggestions. Eileen