Hi there. Although I don't usually post back to back posts I had forgotten that I wanted to join A Personal Photo Challenge today being hosted by Donna at her blog "Cottage Days and Journeys". Thank you Donna for hosting this monthly meme where we are challenged to be creative with our photography. I love taking landscape photos but I also enjoy the artistic side of still life art, the theme for this month's challenge. Thankfully I had spent some time this past week preparing some still life photos. The first two were done in my home and the third one was taken at Kings Landing last September.
I got out my piece of barn board and placed it on a small table in front of the living room window one morning. This window faces east and gets great natural light in the morning. I used my Nikon D5200 on the auto/no flash setting. I wanted to capture the shiny apple, the texture of the slices and the grain of the wood in the cutting board and the barn board. I did not edit this one at all.
This photo consists of a stone vase. These vases are made in Nova Scotia and I love them as they come in different sizes, colours and of course, stones. I like to cut spent seed heads of purple coneflower in fall for a couple of vases. Three fit perfectly in this one. I simply laid the vase down on the barn wood. I did edit this one slightly in Picasa using the lomo-ish setting to bring out the textures in the stone, seed heads and wood.
This photo was taken with my old Canon Powershot last September at Kings Landing Historical Settlement. Auto setting. I edited it a bit in Picasa to lighten it slightly to enhance the darkness at the bottom and left of the photo. I love the red geraniums against the green grass and, of course, the view.
Please feel free to visit or join us at Donna's Personal Photo Challenge. There is a different theme each month
Have a blessed weekend.