REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Frugal Still Life Week 3

Struggles this week with the assignment for Frugal Still Life...disappointment with purchase of "tent" soft box for still life photography...limited time with natural light...and strange compositions of items.  No burlap here, but a crocheted doily with some artificial flowers, a vintage Ball jar,  and a little square box.  I edited with Picasa, RadLab, Nelly Nero actions, and Kim Klassen's "xanthe" texture.


13 comments:

Barbara said...

I think despite of your struggles you did a great job! I too was considering to purchase a soft box, but instead I'm going to get the Lowel Ego light (often it's used for food and product photography). Love the crocheted doily & the lovely "heart" box and the Ball mason jar is always a wonderful prop to use.

Cheryl McCain said...

Hi Evelyn - I really love the softness of your edit and that ball jar is a treasure! The only thing I'd do a bit different with this is straighten the image so the jar is sitting upright. Practice reviewing your shot prior to shooting through your viewfinder. Great job!!
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Candy C. said...

It worked just fine, very pretty! :)

Lisa Gordon said...

But it's so pretty, Evelyn, and I love the composition.

Caz Sultz said...

I love the end result, so pretty !

marie grady palcic said...

i think this is very pretty, love the color combo and the way you put it together.

Sarah Carletti said...

I think it turned out great! I too have a dark house and I haven't found the right lighting.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely.

Melissa said...

I think this turned out lovely - such a soft pretty photo!

Nina said...

I love your photo - a delightful feeling of being in peace and content. The soap is so pretty, and the rose brings light and a touch of vintage!

Karen said...

Your end result is so lovely!

The Mann Fam said...

Oooh, I really like this. I love the soft texture of the doily and the soft blue of the old Ball jar. Beautiful!

Missus Wookie said...

Even with the struggles you did succeed. :) I like the combination of textures here. I too struggle with a lack of light - northern winters mostly.