Thursday, October 9, 2014

Photo Challenge for October - Still Life

This month's photo challenge of Still Life immediately brought to mind a bowl of fruit, as it would for most of us I'm sure. However, I had something else in mind and had to take quite a few shots to get the lighting right and avoid shadows.
I wanted a blue theme so covered the counter top with a tablecloth and propped a piece of blue bristol board behind my project.
After deciding on the best photo as seen above, I added a texture with text to tie in with the books.
 ISO 400 and f 3.5 with no flash. I was lazy and didn't pull out the tripod but used the back of a chair to steady my hands.
The photo challenge is hosted by Donna from Cottage Days and Journeys here. Enjoy photography and stepping out of your comfort zone? Come join the party starting October 10.

26 comments:

  1. Love the blue theme Judith especially the books. I am finally joining this challenge on Sunday with some poetry added in...

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  2. Sometimes the simple ways lend the best results. I like the texture very much.

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  3. I love the beautiful soft blues! Very nice for the challenge. I'm learning so much! Hugs, Diane

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  4. This is lovely in the pretty blues and I like the overlay edit. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  5. That is a lovely study in blue! The lettered texture really compliments the composition. I like how you tipped the glass to make it look like its contents got scattered below. And I have to confess that I also use the back of a chair quite often to steady my camera, LOL! Hey, whatever works! P.S. Don't forget to post your linkup.

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  6. Books, feathers and blue - what could possibly go wrong with that combination? Your photo is lovely, Judith, and the added texture is the final perfect touch.

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  7. This was fun; I like the blue theme! :)

    I don't have a tripod and you should have seen me trying to hold the camera still the other morning ( as in around 4:30 ) trying to get full moon pictures, lol...they turned out ok, amazingly!

    Steadied with the porch railing :)

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  8. I love the simplicity. Going with one color is a great idea. I also love how just adding the textured script changes the second photo so much. Good job!

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  9. The edit you chose is great, Judith!...:)JP

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  10. A beautiful still life, indeed, Judith! You just can't go wrong with those beautiful books :)

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  11. Lovely in blue. I think the handwriting adds much to the second one, kind of brings warmth and full circle with the subject material.

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  12. The color is beautiful - nicely done, Judith! Very creative/thinking outside the box. :)

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  13. We'll done, you out some thought into this and it paid off. This is definitely frameable.

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  14. Beautiful blues - I saw a blue jay this morning wrestling with a worm on my driveway - he was deep blue too!
    Like texture with writing - like anything with writing!

    Great choice for the still life challenge.
    Happy weekend - Mary

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  15. Love what you did - the blues are really nice, and I love the text texture in the back-drop!

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  16. I like blue too, Judith. The texture you've used adds a nice atmosphere. I haven't played with textures yet, but that might be coming soon.

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  17. Yes, blue is a favourite of mine also, amazing textures in the back, I like the look, great job

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  18. Wonderful job, Judith! You created a lovely scene...and the texture you chose is the perfect finishing touch!

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  19. What a great take on the still life theme! I like the way that you stuck to just the one colour and the added texture as well. xx

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  20. Your still life is lovely, Judith. Since blue is my favorite color it was an immediate hit with me.

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  21. This is lovely, thankyou for sharing.

    Diana

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  22. An interesting moody blue still life, Judith, I like the composition very much.

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  23. I LOVE the blue! Your use of texture in your photo is brilliant!
    Debbie
    xo

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