I kept putting it off.
I'm not sure why, just did.
Until this morning.
Then I had a deadline,
a "do it or lose it" situation,
and it got me charged up and ready.
A Personal Photo Challenge
was - Still Life.
What is "Still Life"?
I didn't even know.
I have never studied art or photography.
So I googled it.
It felt so me.
I would have to control everything,
the light, position, angle, background and subject.
I LIKE control...
Here is my INTERPRETATION.
The photos below are from the same original,
both edited in Picmonkey.
Love and Marriage
I set up my tripod, positioned the Bible and rings. I brought in a lamp and turned on the over head lights. I even went out to the garage and found 2 LED flashlights to get the sparkle I wanted. I used the food setting on my Nikon Cool Pix and kept moving the flashlights around as I snapped photos playing with sparkles and shadows. In Picmonkey from the basic edits menu, I played around with Exposure settings and also a little sharpening. Then I went to the Effects menu and played with Focal Soften and Frost. It was fun seeing what all of the features do.
Rings and Scripture
Same photo, only in Picmonkey, from the Effects menu, I played around with Black and White, Radiance, and the HDR features.
I had fun doing this project!
As life goes...
Life here in Southwest Missouri has been filled with Fall Festivals, cooler weather and rain. Our little community out here in the country is going through some changes. We have had lots of conversation about how and where we want the changes to happen. That is one thing we do well, working together. My brain has been in a fog lately and when I sat down at my laptop to write, there was nothing there. My writing was empty. A change in medication is some to blame and I am still working on that. Since my neck surgery I am happy to say I haven't needed it!