The fading beauty of spring flowers!
What remained of a bunch of tulips I had used in a recent still life shot. Even as they fade they still have so much to give. The colours and the textures of passing time.
#23 may be a little late as we are away for a couple of days. 🙂
Another still life.
Here I was looking for the contrast in textures and colours – mainly between the old food can ( six weeks in the garden, filled with water, to make it go rusty ) and the beauty of the flowers. But I think the muted, soft tones of the background also help.
Key, of course, is the lighting which really makes the image pop – although, at the same time, it is subtle and not overdone. One strobe with a soft box as the main light ( from the left ) and a second light, also softened, overhead to light the background.
Not a self-portrait! More a study in mono still-life.
A plastic skull with smoke added later in Photoshop.
As I said sometime ago now, I’ll have a go at photographing anything!
Especially if it doesn’t move! So here’s another example.
It all depends where you are standing …..
A style of photography not seen so much these days – but it’s still a challenge to get a setup that works and to light it appropriately.
I hope I’ve succeeded in both those aims.
One image from a project for my local photography club.
Two of our ‘Five A Day’!
… and a tiny sparrow.
West Mersea beach – one child’s blue sandal.
Well, it does look like one, doesn’t it?
A studio shot – two flash heads, reflectors and some Photoshop magic for the textures.