Inspired by "Still Life day"

by Berckmans Peter April. 04, 2020 385 views

After I had seen the post "Still life day " by my friend Abigail, I got a bit inspired to try my hand on some still lifes from myself.

First I had a browse through the work from Josef Sudek, and must say it is very much to my liking. His sill lifes are not the normal ones we see on paintings. When he uses the window from his atelier they are becoming very interesting.

So how to start on it. First I decided to use a vintage lens, not wanted the subjects to be very sharp like a modern lens. The Chinon 35mm f2.8 was the chosen one. Also I did not shy away from some high filmspeeds (iso ), wanted that bit of grain in it. Than the question ,shoot in color or straight in monochrome. Well it is done straight in monochrome, it limits details and shades. All of them are taken with natural light.

Next step was how to edit the photos. Well knowing me there is not much edit done on them. But I introduced some yellow in them at one point, what seemed to work.

This was my go on some still lifes, hope you like them and maybe you can give it a try. Thanks Abigail for the inspiration.

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Jay Boggess 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Fascinating study!+1

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Good fun

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 2 weeks ago

GLAD YOU'RE FINDING FUN WAYS TO KEEP YOURSELF BUSY &  SANE!

👍😃👍

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Have to go back to work today. Mixed feelings about that. More than 2000 people together. But the comunication was clear, come work or ........

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Hopefully, your employer has had the time to figure out the best ways to keep everyone safe & healthy at work! My best wishes & prayers are with You, Amigo! Hang in there & keep the Faith!
Please, keep us posted!
Salud!
+1smile+1

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Will do my friend

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 2 weeks ago

+1 smile+1

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Guillermo Huerga Borrego 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Good B&W work my friend, congratulations. Regards and be safe.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Guillermo Huerga Borrego 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 6 months, 2 weeks ago

The mood here is absolutely incredible. You've nailed it from the beginning. Great work Peter, congrats.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Lets say I have some extra time on my hands. Thanks

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lynn F Medley 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I like!’

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Lynn F Medley 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Give it a go

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 6 months, 2 weeks ago

You have definitely grabbed my attention. You know I am not big on B&W but these photos and the composition are spot on. I really like all of them but #5 is on top of the list for me because of the texture of the surrounding wall and window and the tone is perfect. Looks like I will have to look into this Josef Sudek and pick up something from him.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Camellia. You should check him out. He ceated his own world with his still life. Regarded as one of the best.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Shauna Golembiewski 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I am drawn to the pear with water... lovely.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Shauna Golembiewski 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Buster Bruce 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Gold medal artistry

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Buster Bruce 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks we have the time now

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Abigail Gossage 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Yup, you nailed it!  Very Sudek-like but also very you.  Beautiful.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Abigail Gossage 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Next time I gonna try it on film. Have to see between my oldest cameras. To create what I got in mind. Thanks for the inspiration, always welcome in these days.

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 2 weeks ago

😃🍷🍻🍻

6 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
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