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Still Life

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by phigmov, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    The one thread I could find for Still Life seems inaccessible so I figured I'd start a new thread.

    Anywho, its hosing down with rain and we have gale force wind warnings tonight so I figured I'd pull out some white paper and a few odds and ends to shoot under lamp light with a minimum of messing around.

    These are all with an E-P1, OM Zuiko f3.5 50mm Auto-Macro handheld. They're not great but its quite calming to shoot house-hold objects and looking at the play of light, shadow and colour as part of the composition.







     
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  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
  3. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Sort of

    Still life with a slightly different slant that sits between still/abstract!

    Special_price.

    Dandelion_seed_.

    Tulips3.

    Oranges.
     
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  4. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Did you end up blowing on the dandelion after the shot ? :wink:

    The trashed flowers are great. Something about decay which adds an extra element.
     
  5. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    No I did not blow on the Dandelion, it took so long to get it so I could shoot without it moving/waving, I did not have the heart to blow it - the wind did pick even more soon after so I am sure it spread it's seeds far and wide.

    I do tend to shoot images like these as I see them and as they appeal to me!
     
  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    More messing around











     
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Best looking walnuts that I've ever seen! :tongue:

     
  8. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Hit the supermarket for more props





    My white sketchpad and angle-poise lamp haven't seen so much attention in several years.
     
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  9. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
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  10. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    ^^^ Those rust colours are awesome John. They go nicely with the red shoes and wooden spindle.
     
  11. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
  12. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Is that second one called "Plumber Fruit"?

    Sorry to make such a tasteless crack. I shouldn't make your photography the butt of jokes... seriously I feel like an ass...

    I'll stop now...
     
  13. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    Just missing the drum roll/cymbal!!
     
  14. Splitprism

    Splitprism Mu-43 Regular

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    May 10, 2013
    Angra, Brazil
  15. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Hah, yeah i was looking to get some peaches next :)

    I love the square crop but i'm struggling a bit with how much white space and shadow to leave in the surrounds.
     
  16. Reynard

    Reynard Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 1, 2012
    Cleethorpes, UK
  17. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2010
    breakfast


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    [ in Tavira, Portugal ]


    G F 1 & 2 0 / 1 . 7
     
  18. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    ^^^ Nice one red, love the colour, varying textures and light/dark contrast :)
     
  19. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
  20. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Was hoping these Zespri were greener than they turned out to be.