Saturday, March 5, 2011
OK, I'll admit it, when I first realized that our new theme was going to be still life, I was a little nervous. If you've ever seen my work, you know it's not really my style. I like to shoot on the go, react to what's in front of me and let my creativity flow with each moment.
I figured if I was going to get through this photography challenge, I should look to something I know to use as my subject. So I turned to my other passion, fiber arts. I didn't want to over think it so I quickly grabbed my pitcher full of knitting needles and my drop spindle and put it on the kitchen table while the morning light was soft. For a little extra something, I threw in a ball of yarn to add some more texture and color. Click, click, click. Done. I can't say I was too impressed with my photos SOOC, but a little cropping and some textures by cat hair studios saved me. I like the final image--I don't love it, but it will do, and I tried something new.
In keeping with the crafty theme, I went searching in our flickr pool and was drawn to photo below by trisha brink design. I love the colors, the pop of orange and the way the ribbons are curling off the spool....and (unlike me) I don't think she needed to add any textures to save her image.
~christy of urban muser