Friday, July 27, 2012

Accidental Still Life

I never knew how hard still life photography is until I tried it this week.
No, you can't see the shots that didn't turn out. They stink.
But Prudes pride themselves on persistence so I'll keep trying and if nothing turns
out and I never master the principles of design I'll just hope you forget I ever said anything.
In the meantime here are some still-lifeish photos that look that way only by accident.
Swing a camera around and snap wildly for long enough and something is bound to
look intentional.

My parents got this lamp as their wedding present. It goes downstairs with me during tornado warnings
No way to improve on these colors and textures

If I could paint I would paint these to look just like this
Cold stones and frosted flowers
This photo is all that we have to remember these glasses. They are now among the 4 dozen other pair my husband lost

How can hatboxes be so photogenic?
Flowers and a Mercedes. What's not to love?
I may have gotten a little photoshop-happy here
Hey! This sort of counts as deliberate. I did this for a shower invite.  For my potato-loving daughter-in-law.

What does one do when the bundt cake spills over in the oven and smoke wafts through the house? Grab the camera!
Enjoy the weekend! I plan to!


Robin J. Steinweg said...

I especially love the lamp, Prude--but I'd really like to know how long you had to put those flowers in the freezer to get that frosty blush when it's 100 degrees out!

Lori Lipsky said...

I especially loved the top three photos, but I guess I'd choose the roses for my favorite:-). They smelled the best.

Lovely post, Prude.