STILL LIFE

FINE ART, LIFESTYLE, STILL LIFE

STILL LIFE #43 – Cafe, Centre Place, Melbourne


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(for those in to photography – yes, I did turn that parfait spoon upside down to catch the light and connect with the shadow of the coffee mug handle).

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FINE ART, STILL LIFE

JUST A LOAD OF OLD BOTTLES


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I’ve photographed this collection of old pharmacy bottles in a city arcade many times over the last 4 years.

It’s always a challenge that I enjoy.  This display is in a small window box and has a mirrored back, mirrored sides & mirrored ceiling (of the box).  The challenge is to photograph the bottles in a pleasing composition without your face/hands/camera showing in one of the mirrors.

It’s not as easy as it looks!

FINE ART, STILL LIFE

A TALE OF TWO CANS – Part 3 – The final Image?


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I shot in Monotone nearly all afternoon, yesterday.

There were 6-7 exceptions, and ultimately, I think I prefer the ‘Two Can‘ series in colour.  I rarely shoot in B & W, preferring to have the choice of conversion in post processing when I can review the day’s shooting on the large 27″ screen, but forced myself to shoot in B & W yesterday using both my regular 18-200mm lens and my 50mm f1.4 lens.

Ultimately, I couldn’t decide which shot I liked best in this series.  You can choose………..colour (in this post)…………OR, the B & W of the previous posts.

I do like the first shot in this post which had the temperature AND contrast increased slightly.  I quite like the 3rd image in that the focus on the green can looks slightly sharper.  I could play around tweaking the settings and exposure for hours in the Mac’s iPhoto editing software, as I like seeing how the mood changes within a scene with slight adjustments.  But I haven’t the time or inclination to spend so much time sitting in front of a computer.  I used to do it in 2010 & 2011 when I first bought a camera and took up Photography as a hobby, but my health, eyesight and lifestyle have changed a little and sitting for hours on end is not helpful when you have chronic back pain.  (Note: the 3rd and 4th images have the shadow of a person walking past which reflected as dark shapes in the puddle of water.)

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