Thursday, March 26, 2009

Abstract Flowers


I had a fun time deciding what subject to use for this challenge. I started taking close-ups of the carved details of my Turkish jewelry box. But I couldn't really come up with a shot I really liked. So I moved on to close-ups of a box of cracked wheat with a measuring cup. I got some interesting shots, but there was no color! I've been doing bland shots lately so that didn't really work for me.

Then later while I was working on something completely different, I happened to look over at the dining room. Jeff had put our centerpiece on top of the cabinet so the kids wouldn't get to it, and the way it was sitting made it look like the flowers were opening up to face the light of the ceiling fan. I loved the way it looked and immediately stopped what I was doing, climbed up on a chair, and started snapping away!

ISO 50, camera set to overexpose by +0.3 so the flowers wouldn't be drowned out by the light. I'm particularly proud of the fact that I didn't enhance it on the computer at all - this is exactly as I took it on the camera.

CC

8 comments:

{Alynn} said...

I love the colors in this shot, and especailly the under side of the flowers... and angle we're just not used to seeing them at! Nice!

I did think the pull chord was a little distracting... maybe crop it out?

Blake said...

fantastic shot I think and the colors are great!

Breezi said...

I LOVE this picture! It almost looks like a really neat painting. It's soft in the right areas, and bright in the right areas.
You Rocked this picture :)

AprilF said...

Good job on this one! I like all the different shapes you have going on.

Mindy said...

LOVE it! I hardly know what to say. I love the shapes, colors, luminescense (is that a word?)... everything!

Rachel H. said...

WOW STEPH! This looks really cool!! I love the colors and the different angle. It really livens things up!

Shanda Call said...

I like the colors! I too thought the cord was a little distracting, but great creativity

Travis and Jenny Holloway said...

You're right--very cool angle. And I love the shape of the ceiling fan--very interesting! --Jenny