This week's theme gave me a whole new respect for still life photography. I looked at a lot of photos online for inspiration, and that was probably a bad idea because now I look at mine and just want to laugh! :)
I tried a bunch of different things, most of which did not go as planned. Anyway, it's been a long week, and here's what I came up with.
I don't know if this is technically the strongest photo in the group, but to me it has the sensibility I associate with still life, so that's why I chose to submit it this week. It looked terrible in color, but the dramatic shadows worked better in black and white.
Before that, I screwed up all kinds of things.
The last two days of my work week were exhausting, so I thought I needed a drink BEFORE I took this picture, but I needed one even more after one of my lights tipped over and crashed into the set, spilling the drink all over the lovely new piece of furniture my husband just finished making. Eek! I hadn't quite gotten the lighting and spacing I wanted, but once the drink spilled, I had to clean up and move on to Plan B.
I bought these roses for another still life idea I had (which didn't pan out), but I liked them a lot for low key shots. They had opened up nicely after a few days in the house. Also, have I mentioned that spot metering is my new favorite thing? :)
Always an adventure!