Sunday, April 28, 2013
My choice for April is PURPLE all these photos where taken around 8 am, I find early morning light is so pure and clear. I took 37 photo's and these are my final choices for different reasons. Above the little sprig of velvet violets stand out against all the white, early morning sun is just reaching through. I liked the contrast in fabrics in this photo, it was taken in pure setting which cut out the dark shadows.
This little bowl I bought many years ago outside Wellington, I like the pale reflection on the dull table surface.
I only had one purple flower in the garden at the moment, to show off its daintiness I put it on different surfaces as backgrounds.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
John and I had a lovely day looking for Sharons OLD HOUSE. We where out for several hours, had lunch at Lake Leschaunaltia, still didn't see the right old house, we where just about back to Perth, came around a bend and there it was, up high on the hill, chucked a youeee, parked the van. Had to use Johns camera as my zoom was just not strong enough. Feeling very pleased with myself finding this old farmhouse, I remembered a really grand old house in Midland, thought I might be able to get close enough to get photo's of it. I was ecstatic when I found no fence, no No Trespass signs and I was in like Flyn
see the plant growing up out of the floor inside this room
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
HIDDEN IN THE GARDEN
and aperture setting
SOMETHING COLOURFUL I have been making these hand bound journals and I guess this is as colourful as I get. I have done the photo's in the different settings again and in this instance I think the elegant setting shows the richness of colour whereas the expressive changes the colour, in particular the bottom album which shows the true colour in the bottom photo, interesting exercise, I think the pure would be ok in a different setting, the 2nd photo shows the cloth in the background closer to the true colour.
In the first photo, was something else I couldn't resist, thanks to Pinterest, I got the large silver coffee pot and five small silver bowls for $20 for the lot, all nicely tarnished. I am going to put cacti and succulents in them and place on a silver tray. My largest purchase was a yoghurt maker (electric), I go through a 500 ml pot a week, this way I can make my own. The stall next to me was two delightful girls who teach cheese and yoghurt making classes, bought the machine off them $70.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
the last two are my attempt at wabi sabi, the little ink bottle is about 2 inches high, the first photo's I took like this I had the bottle placed about 6 inches from the end of the table and the camera low down, the table line and shadow went across the middle of the rose and it looked unbalanced, in these two the bottle is about 1 inch from end of table and camera still low creates more balance but I think if I put the camera on the table I would get the line at the bottom of the bottle, I will try that next time.
I am really liking the pure setting, on my camera it is on the setting with symbol of a painters palette, it is also where I get black and white, pinhole and other colour ways. I think the pure takes out a lot of the shadows and is the softer look I am trying to get. the one in the middle was taken in the garden, I picked the rose (I only have one in the whole garden) and placed it on the lavender bush, I liked the colour contrast between pink and grey it was on pure setting but still brighter than I wanted. the top two the pure setting is what I am looking for. What do you think.
Better go and put all the props away now. I enjoy trying to create something that I have in my eyes mind. Getting there.
Note, none of these have been adjusted on the computer just as I have taken them from my camera
Wooops I made a mistake, this was the one I meant to put on, as you can see the edge of the table is level with the bottom of the bottle, can you see how much better it is balanced and you get the nice shadows on the wall
Monday, April 1, 2013
I am experimenting with my camera settings. I want to create a really soft looking photo like the ones in Jeanne d'Arc magazine which is in the background. I am also trying to get better at creating interesting groupings. the cards are easter cards Joanne made and thought the rosary and cross symbolic of easter.
I would value your opinion on what you think.