Thursday, April 16, 2009

RED LABEL

ISO 1600, F5.0, 1/6 second (taken in a basement with one lightbulb overhead)
burned edges and color boost in Lightroom.

I took SO many pictures for this--of SO many different things. But nothing quite felt right. I was pretty discouraged that I hadn't gotten anything really wonderful with the good light of the day, until I went down to do some laundry tonight and in the dim basement light I saw the good ol' campbells soup cans...

And that's how this idea was born...

16 comments:

Katy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!! i'm having the hardest time with this challenge for some reason!! And with all of the amazing photos, this makes it even HARDER!! I Love the cans (wow, your pantry is NEAT and well-stocked!) but mostly LOVE the light, you turned regular ol cans into 'cooler-than-andy-warhol-art'... and that's no joke.

Mindy said...

You are the queen of the awesome setup!!! I LOVE it! As soon as I saw this picture I thought, now THAT is cool! I wasn't surprised to see that you had taken it. ;)

Janelle said...

I saw this picture and thought, "that looks like a Rachel picture!" You didn't disappoint. :) I love the contrast between red and white.

Breezi said...

AWESOME!!!
I'll have to take a picture of the first quilt that my mom made for me. After my great grandma passed away my mom found her fabric stash. In it, was AWESOME early 1970's Campbell's tomato soup fabric!! I MADE her make a quilt for me out of it! It ROCKS!
Thanks for bringing back a good memory ;)

K Harker said...

I love this set up. I like the shadows and shapes in this that the over head light brought to the picture. Nice work!

Brittney said...

How do you come up with stuff like this?!? It reminds me of your awesome spray paint can set-up. You need to give us all a lesson in awesome set-ups! What camera do you have? I can't believe your ISO was so high, I can't see any noise. Oh and the lighting? LOVE IT!

Candace said...

Yes, I agree with all the others.. you are the QUEEN of the awesome set-ups!!! I'm so un-original.. I'm jealous. :)

Love the lighting, too!!!

LeAnn Moss said...

Great set up, and great photo!!!

Travis and Jenny Holloway said...

Rachel, you are so creative with your subjects and your set ups! GREAT JOB! I love the angle on this, and the shadow and little reflections add some neat effects! Wow!

Teri said...

Great set up and beautiful picture. I really like the lighting of this picture too. The red really pops out!

Blake said...

wow I would find it hard to take a picture like that so you did fantastic. I love how the light even made one of the cans cast bright reflection of its top on to the one laying sideways.
Soup is always a good thing!

Holly said...

you are just too good for me to compete with you :0

Julie N. said...

Wow! Great shot! I love how you take very ordinary things and turn them into an extrodinary picture. Great job!

Rachel H. said...

OH YA, And I shot it RAW--

AND I am always open to CC--I just always forget to put it on my post! DARN IT!

So if you have anything to add, please send it my way!

Oh, and Brittney-- I have the
Nikon d90 --and I love it!

Rachel H. said...

AND, I don't know why, but if you click it to make it larger, it looks way better than the web version. I don't know why...

Erin Wageman said...

wow! I love the lighting! I love how you took something so simple and made it look gorgeous! who would have thought that chicken noodle soup would look so great!