Monday, June 8, 2009
Catalpa Tree Blossoms
USING WHAT YOU HAVE!
I will keep on stressing the importance on using what you already have.
First off - when was the last time you saw an image of roses? Yesterday or just a couple of hours ago?
Why not start photographing items or flowers which most people overlook? Why not photograph some flowers/weeds that most people don't think are "worthy" of being photographed?
I chose the above catalpa tree blossoms because who else would. But in defense of the subject matter - the catalpa leaves are really big and the blossoms aren't too small.
I chose the clear round thrift store bowl because I thought it would be pretty.
My husband had a small old brown stained table. I sat the bowl of blossoms down upon the table.
I then brought out some large brown material to use as the background. With the table and the background being brown I thought it would make the shades of green in the leaves to really show up. To really make the blossoms show up I made sure that some of them were right in front of the dark brown background.
And that was the image - no special computer additions - just an image of some "plain catalpa leaves and blossoms."
Challenge for the day:
Photograph what is generally overlooked.