Friday, 17 January 2014

Still Life In- and Outside

 
Some of the unhurried moments this week has been:
 
  • Taking photos for Frugal Still Life Photography Class - Framing and negative space has been on my mind. I have used my old silk blouse as a backdrop in the image above.
 
Texture Savor by Kim Klassen, photo veils Rosy Glow and Sunshine 5
from Photo Veil Collections by Love That Shot.

  • Rediscovering the sweet pastel potteries  (one in the image above)- I have been using them for salt in the dinner table, and for raising and peanuts in the evenings ... Just the perfect size for a little snack.

 
Photo with iPhone 5S, edited in Glaze, Snapseed, PhotoToaster, PicFx and Afterlight

  • The dried roses in the windowsill reminded me of last summer ... warm days with sunshine. The photo above is taken with iPhone 5S, edited in Glaze, Snapseed, PhotoToaster, PicFx and Afterlight.



  • We have gotten snow twice this week, and some more is going to fall this weekeend - We might even get some sunshine on Sunday! I have enjoyed the snow and the light during small walks, alongside the fresh air.

  • An afternoon with a collega planning a course  together - Cooperating is a wonderful thing, good things come up when having time to go deep with the things, that matter.

Snowy weekend greetings,
 
Nina


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25 comments:

  1. Your still life's are so gorgeous Nina, love the use of your blouse and the texture. Great color. The dried rose is super awesome with all its layers and always love your snow and leaf images. have a great weekend.

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  2. gorgeous room. that is so great. makes me remind roses from my prom - i did keep them for a while & then finally threw them away because they were really falling apart so terribly. take care. ( :

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  3. I haven't taken many still lifes lately -- mostly going outdoors to capture a few winter images. Love the roses -- xo

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  4. Beautiful photos! I haven't taken any still life's in quite some time and your photos are making me want to try some again! I love how you staged them too! Visiting from SITS Sharefest.

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  5. Yes snowy day here today too. And I'm enjoying it. Great shots, as always. I love that little pastel bowl. Have a great weekend! Aloha

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  6. Nice pix on a gray morning...:)JP

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  7. Love your still lifes, and something that i need to work on is that negative space. I am not good about capturing this in my photography

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  8. The first image of your still life I like very much it would make a nice enlarge Art work to hang on your wall the colors are eye pleasing - but I have to say the dried roses is so unique it's my favorite today - but all the other image are nicely done too..
    Hugs

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  9. Beautiful still life images! I especially love the phone photo of the rose!

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  10. I love the depth of field in your still life images. The rose image is gorgeous, a plus that warm memories go along with it.

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  11. Beautiful still life images and I very much like the editing you did on the rose. Lovely!

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  12. Very clever shots. Your editing looks amazing.

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  13. Your still lifes are so gorgeous, Nina! :)
    That second image of the garlic is just lovely! Beautiful texture work too.
    Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start!

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  14. I can tell you are loving this class because your shots are just beautiful...I love the first one you took on your blouse....

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  15. Love your editing, Nina. Every photo is beautiful and unique. So good to stop by and I hope you're doing well, lovely lady!

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  16. Gorgeous photography, Nina! And I am amazed at what you can do with editing - the roses are incredible! Keep up the great work - it's a treat that you share it with us.

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  17. Nina you asked about a macro lens and thought that I would answer you here. I have two lens that I use for macro but the easiest to get and the one most everyone would recommend probably is a 50 mm/ 1.4 lens. It gives great bokeh and is very good in low light because of the 1.4. The other lens that I have that does a wonderful job is a 105mm prime lens. It also does a wonderful job, but does not have the low f stop capability, and only stops down to about 3.0. Much more expensive than the 50mm too. I also bought a set of extension tubes which allow you to get right up on a subject and really really macro capability. You need to have a very steady hand with those though, or, preferably, a tripod. You will love to 50 mm lens if you get it ! Have fun choosing!

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    1. Thank you sweet Jeanne! The 50 mm would be best due to the low f-stop ... I have so much to learn - but thanks to you, and other helpful friends, I know where to turn to! I have just been reminded that a daughter to a good friend has gotten a Nikon, with some exstra lenses - so I might be able to try, how they are to work with - before deciding. And yet - before I actually buy something, or make a decision, I'll be conversing it with you :) Thank you for taking time to help me! (Tripod is also on my wish list - I can see the need of it now with this Still Life Course)

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  18. Oh I like that pottery bowl and garlic, such a lovely soft colour set. We don't have snow but I'm taking a break from planning curriculum so it made me smile to read that :)

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  19. I love your photography Nina. I want to get a new camera to learn about shots like these, but this will probably be later in the year. xx

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  20. Beautiful still life pictures and very creative editing! Love the roses...

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  21. Love the iPhone photo. I just can't get the hang of editing with the apps, but I surely love the effect you got here!

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  22. Nice photos. I'm also enjoying this class. I enjoy all I'm learning. I love your snow photo. The contrast of brown against all the white crystals.

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  23. Sweet sweet images! I love that you used your blouse as the background in your first image, super frugal idea! I love your post processing on the pretty pastel pottery and rose image. You're doing such a great job. We've had our share of snow this winter too but the bitter cold, yikes! We're in for another week of low temps coming up. I'll be staying indoors shooting some Still Life. LOL
    http://cherylmccainphotography.com

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  24. I like the idea of a special small dish just for snacks!

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