Vase with limb DSC_4775

Vase with limb DSC_4775

A draped cloth, a vase and a flower or a branch with no more than three leaves… what to do with this.

I was out in our storage shed and I saw an old olive oil decanter over in the corner, it’s all covered in dust and spider webs; kinda grimy and dirty it was.

I got to thinking: a dead branch with a couple of leaves on it sticking into a dusty, dirty vase such as this, yeah that just might work well.

I placed it in front of some curtains in our house… No! that didn’t work!

I have this black cloth… No.
Green… No.
Purple… NO!!
White.. ok lets go with white.

Shots taken with my 70/300 zoom… too close.
Shots taken with my 18/55 OK but I wanted a bit more definition.
Pull out my 40mm prime…OK, doable.

I’m at work and I drape the cloth over our counter and over a computer monitor and a microphone. It’s the microphone that’s giving the extra gathers that the branch is going up into.

Regular exposure: ok.
On board flash: too bright on the cloth, I want some shadow in the gathers.
External flash bounced off ceiling tiles: Doable.

Onto Gimp: two layers from same exposure and one layer sepia toned with a mask back for the green leaves from the first layer: Doable!

6. You are allowed only three elements for this assignment: 1) a piece of fabric for draping, 2) a vase, and 3) a single flower OR a single branch with no more than three leaves. This is a compositional exercise. Create a sense of continuity and visual flow between the lines of the drapery, the shape of the vase and the arc of the stem to direct the viewer’s attention to the flower or leaves.

Posted by ..Russ.. on 2013-06-22 08:37:41

Tagged: , ScavChal , vase , branch , leaves , NIKON , D-3100 , 40mm , prime

A Second Glance

A Second Glance

View On Black

I was sitting on my computer desk in my room with the door open when the sun blindingly glared at me from this small window across the loft. I was going to close the door but when I looked the second time (in a less-glaring angle), I noticed how the vase and the flowers, even the dust particles caught the light beautifully. I immediately grabbed my camera and took a shot. I guess, some things in life are worth a second look.

Posted by Eric Austria on 2010-02-18 01:51:46

Tagged: , home , vase , decor , home decor , loft , sunset , sepia , window , light source , vase with flowers , eric austria , nikon d300

Monday prettiness

Monday prettiness

I’m back from a week out of town (and away from the computer) and it’s going to take me a while to get back up to speed again. Lots more roses have come into flower while I’ve been away, I need to dust off my camera ­čÖé
This is one I processed before I went away -soft Flypaper processing.

Sold Feb 2011
March 2011

Posted by borealnz on 2010-11-22 09:28:23

Tagged: , roses , flowers , jug , blue , forget-me-not , gentle , soft , vase , romantic , girly , pretty , prettiness , Cecile Brunner , focus , DOF , bud , texture , Flypaper Textures , pink , arrangement , floral , floral arrangment , ┬ęborealnz , square , b-square , Getty