Sunday, April 4, 2010

daisies

I'm feeling a lot better today. Yay! But also: about bloody time! I've felt like crap (and oh yes, do I mean that!) for pretty much a full week!! Big thank yous to everyone who took the trouble to comment on my 'out sick' post yesterday. It takes a lot of (fun!) time to go through all the beautiful pictures everyone submits for this workshop, and I really appreciate that some of you took time to comment eventhough there was nothing much to see here. I also appreciate that I'm a day late submitting my photographs. I missed the deadline... So even if it means I did this just for me, I'm going to post my still life photos all the same!

I remembered from a previous class that still life photography is a lot harder than I tend to think when I start throwing ideas around in my head. To me, the biggest challenge is creating a setting without 'background noise' - but with, if at all possible, natural light. I don't know if I could have done a better job if I had been able to play around with possibilities all week. But as things were, I didn't have time to experiment. Today, I decided on a spur to see what I could do with three little daisies and my camera's macro setting, and I was really surprised to see what came out! It would be wonderful if I could figure out why my camera would let me get so close that I actually disturbed my set with my lense! this time, when at other times it flashes red when I'm only aiming... For now, it's a sweet mystery, and I'm just really pleased :)


As per assignment 'rules', the photos represent

1. looking from above - bird's eye perspective;
2. as you see it, in front of you;
3. a different angle;
4. close-up;
5. trying to use negative space...;
6. everything out of focus.

17 comments:

  1. these are just lovely -- love the first and last particularly. o, but i also love the off-center one....too hard to choose. the pastel tones must be tricky to photograph, and you did very well it. love the water drops! glad you're feeling a bit better.

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  2. I love your photos! I used to be interested in photography but kind of forgot about it, but when I see pictures like yours it inspires me to continue practicing. Really good pictures :)

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  3. I really like the pastel color in this and the waterdrops are the perfect touch. Love them all! nice job!

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  4. I love the delicate hint of pink on so many of the petals, they're all really pretty and subtle.

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  5. these are all beautiful! the close up is gorgeous.

    glad you're feeling better.

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  6. those are so pretty i can't take it~~ i am glad you had some luck with your photos, or maybe it's how good you are!! the hint of pink, the deep bright yellow. the white. they're all so beautiful together. like sisters. i love the last one.....lovelovelove it. glad you''re on the mend too!

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  7. These are all beautiful photos, the daisies are so pretty.

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  8. So pretty and fresh...(maybe a little hint how you might be feeling?) In any case these are so delicate and lovely.#1 & #4 are faves of mine love the angle and compostion. I also really like how you have used the light.
    Beautiful work.
    Glad you are feeling better Yvonne.

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  9. delightful. the deceptive simplicity makes these images especially charming.
    i especially love the first - those drops of water are perfect - and the last.

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  10. Dank voor je reactie op mijn blog en wat fijn dat je weer een beetje bent opgeknapt. Het valt niet mee om top fit te blijven met dit wisselende weer. Hopelijk wordt het een heerlijke lange warme zomer.

    Wat een lieve madeliefjes (het schaap dat ik eerder op de foto nam heet toevallig Madelief). Zo puur en mooi gefotografeerd, echt prachtig. De laatste foto is mijn favoriet, maar de close up vind ik ook erg mooi.

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  11. I love the first photo with the drops of water in the background. You've managed to achieve to much with just three small daisies - really stunning work! Something I think it's good to take photos under time pressure, often it leads to unexpected (and wonderful) results.

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  12. Wat een plaatjes!!!...MOOI :)
    Beautiful pastel colors and light!
    De waterdruppels maken het af.

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  13. beautiful soft series...well done on this assignment.

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  14. A fresh take on the project. The negative space on the pretty background, in the first picture, is very inviting. I love how the blur works in the last one.

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  15. Beautiful and Springy!! I love the curve and intertwined stems in the third image! Just lovely!

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  16. blogaloor girl07 April, 2010 06:46

    I liked the soft, fresh feel of the photos. Its beautiful, Yvonne.

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