New Photo Friday – Week 7

jennifer forbus - new photo friday Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've enjoyed a good week. It's been a little rainy in my neck of the woods, but alas, summer has vacated the area. I saw our first signs of leaves changing colors. I love fall's palate, but I always mourn the loss of summer. To alleviate a little of my melancholy, I'm hoping to take Rufus to the Woollybear Festival this weekend. I also had an, um, interesting run-in with a possum this week. It wasn't pretty--for me, the possum is just fine. 😉 And I registered for Murder & Mayhem in Milwaukee this week. Anyone planning to be there, too? Should be a grand time. Anyway, we've got some fun photos for New Photo Friday, so let's get on with it, shall we?

Jen

I mentioned earlier that for my current photography class we have a special project. I've been working on that project and wanted to share one of my current iterations today. In the past three weeks this has already morphed quite a bit and I see more significant changes in the future, but thought I'd get your thoughts on it at this point. The theme of my project is "Love of Story," and I'm trying to evoke a comforting, reassuring emotion in reading. I'm using a couple of light sources and have been playing with their placement and power. The ring in the gutter of the book is a new addition and I am still working on getting the lighting on it correct so it creates the heart shape evenly in the shadow. I shot this time around with a 2.8 aperture, an ISO of 100 and a shutter speed of 1/160. When I go to work on it next, I'll be removing some of the clutter -- the post-its, the bookmark. My eventual plan is to have tea in the cup, but I want to get the composition right before I move on to that step. And obviously the lighting needs work so my entire background is not black and the highlights on the book aren't blown out. Other thoughts about things you like or don't like? All constructive criticism welcome! new photo friday - love of story

Maddee

Maddee really loves taking flower shots. And she is sharing one with us this week for her new photo. This is what she told me when she sent the picture: "Taken with my iPhone, no filter. I just love the balance of rich colors and textures with the background faded out. I decided to start naming my photos for fun… this is Flower Candy." I love that name, especially since the flowers look good enough to eat! new photo friday - flower candy And there you have it from us this week. Do you have a new photo to share for this week? Let us know in the comments so we can stop by and see your work! All photos, all levels of ability welcome. Have a super weekend, friends.

2 comments

  1. Maddee says:

    SO cool that you’re doing a still life of comfort reading… fun! I love it and particularly like the heart shape you’ve got going in the shadow of the ring!! I think the lighting is lovely already. How about a soft colorful pillow on the chair (to the left of the crocheted blanket) to cozy it up more and a red book at the top of the stack to tie in the red of the blanket (except I know you don’t love red!!)? And a bookmark with a tassle would add some nice texture. LOVE the Mickey cup. I was going to say a little nosegay (bizarre word) of flowers on the saucer but maybe that’s too cliche! Anyway, it’s quite awesome as is… I want to curl right up and read.

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