Challenge: The Number 11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Nov 17, 2013
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2013
[Nov. 24th, 2013 03:06:07 PM]
I do love working with the bosc pears when I need to do a still life. They're so incredibly photogenic! And they just have so much character and personality!
So I knew I wanted pears; now what should I do with them? Especially 11 of them...
I've seen the dead pear routine a number of times in other photos on other sites, so I really didn't want to do a pear. Then I thought of the banana, then the chalk outline of the banana.
The problem was: chalk doesn't work on hardwood floors!! You cannot draw with chalk on hardwood (well, at least not on my hardwood floor).
My husband came up with the brilliant idea of flour!
So I put flour in a pastry bag, hoping to do it that way. It wouldn't come out.
So I had to roll up a piece of paper in a spiral, put the flour in, and try to shake the flour around a banana laying on the floor. After removing the banana, I used a knife to scrape the flour into a little more order. I really wanted a lower pov for the shot, but then the outline disappeared.
Wasn't sure about the lighting -- it seems a little underexposed some times, yet I like the moody feel of it. When I bring up the brightness, it doesn't feel quite right. Yet it still doesn't look quite right. Perhaps I needed just a little more direction lighting in certain places?
Thanks for all the comments!
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