Finally, I put together a background I like, and the results are ones I like, as well. The "assignment" this week in the "Be Still" course deals with backgrounds--gathering and organizing and then using them. I'm happy with my first session. I moved a folding table to our back porch, added some reclaimed wood from my brother-in-law's shop, and then played with pink tulips and some containers I bought at the same time as the tulips. (More tries in the next few days!)
Now that we don't have snow all winter, the landscape is definitely a monochromatic "blah" this time of year. No snow, no green....just lots of shades of brown! That means that I look for something different to photograph. I found it at the gate of a century-old farm/ranch in the countryside a few miles from the town where I live. Linking up with Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.
Still struggling ...basically with Lightroom, so I'll figure it out as I go, I guess. This particular image was photographed with the Rule of Thirds in mind; it was edited with PS Elements (kk_Lilly), RadLab, Topaz programs.
We've had snow, rain, cold.... and the "town deer" have moved into backyards to bed down at night and to munch on any new green that might be showing on shrubs and plants. The past two mornings, there have been three does and two almost-yearling fawns outside my kitchen window. Later, the fawns were sauntering down the sidewalk, relatively unconcerned when I tried to "shoo" them away. I'm joining with The Weekend in Black and White.
Since beginning Be Still, I've been concentrating on indoor floral still life images. Until I figure out Lightroom, my images will be edited with PS Elements and Kim's textures (I have a rather large library). My choice for this week's Texture Tuesdayis a sunny bouquet from Safeway. The texture is kk_brushed linen.