I was trying to decide wether to buy a large hydrangea flowerhead at the market stall today for £5, when the guy offered me all 5 stems for £3. Even though they were a bit tired I was thrilled with my bargain !
This weeks task on the Still Life course, was to print some of my images to date and revisit them.
This has been a really good thing to do, as it made me realise how much I have learned and how much
I am enjoying it :)
Both these pictures below are of flowers from my garden.
The rose was picked a few weeks ago and I have been having a go at drying them myself, which is a first for me !
So tonight I got a couple of new Kim Klassen presets & a texture to play around with.
Picture 1 = original
Picture 2 = Olden Days preset (strips most of colour out)
Texture Waterfront1 Hard light 18% & again soft light 13%
Font Dear Sarah
Picture3 = Melancholy preset (earthy and split tone = purple hue to shadows, so reduced saturation)
Texture Waterfront 1 soft light 29%
Font Dear Sarah
I'm currently drawn to the warmth of the middle one........but that could all change tomorrow...
The homework was to think about props, backdrops, textures etc for still life photos. So far, I have raided my table cloths, runners, napkins etc, managed to buy the glass bottle in the picture below from TK Max and have a light weight fold away table on order from Amazon. #props
I have joined Kim Klassens Be Still - fifty two class, which is a year long journey……. centered around still life photography……
I have never done an online class before, but I really like Kim's work and am really looking forward to it. The object of the class is to inspire me…. to pause…take time…slow down…. capture quiet amongst the chaos…….
These are white Cowannia alliums from my garden. I visited Sarah Ravens garden last Summer and went a bit mad buying lots of allium bulbs. I love them and wanted a succession of them, so these are the first (and smallest), of the four different varieties that I bought. #srkitchengarden