Simple Things Make Pretty Photos
Happy Saturday, everyone; I hope it’s a start to a nice weekend for you.
I took this photo last week. I was doing a shoot, and I spotted these dishes and I knew when I was done, i had to take a photo of them. I just loved the look of the dishes, and the way they were stacked was brilliant to my eye. (:
It was later in the afternoon, and the natural light was fading, so I put these bowls in front of the kitchen window and shot a few shots. I should have used my tripod, but I like the freedom of hand holding my camera, as I can work much more quickly and move around faster to compose photos. I did lean against the counter to steady myself though, as I was shooting at a shutter speed of 1/125, which is just a bit slow for my 105mm macro lens (on my camera, the lens becomes 157mm). I had the ISO speed at 400. I like to use lower ISO speeds, as it’s better for printing and noise levels, but again, with the lower light, I kept the speed at 400 and hoped I’d get a sharp photo where I wanted it to be.
This is the photo I liked best. In processing the raw photo, I desaturated the red color in the photo, as I should have moved whatever that red thing in the background was before shooting, but in the end, I like the slight hint of color back there. I really like the feel of this photo; to me it just evokes a feeling of good food in a wonderful atmosphere. I love the lines and curves of the bowls and the texture of the counter that fades into the background.
I shared this photo with my friend who sees all my work, and she immediately knew it would look great in her kitchen area, and she had the photo printed in a 12″ x 18″ size. She loves the result, and I couldn’t be more pleased, as I wasn’t sure with the hand holding of the camera at that slow shutter speed what the result would be. And I’m so happy that this photo will be seen in her home.
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