Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Still Life

Trying to make pleasing still lifes is not as easy as I thought. I have so many lovely natural things and as I was photographing some crochet things for the my shop, I thought I would use my temporary photo studio while it was out. It is a card table, a pile of books and a white sheet. Pushed over towards the kitchen window as the sun was in and out this morning. These are my favourites out of the many I took.I had fun playing with them in photoshop, using some of Kim Klassen's textures. She has a lovely pinky coloured one called 'Dusty Rose' which I used here.
I bought the fan coral ages ago from an American shop on ebay. It is very delicate and stands on a top shelf normally. It is so perfectly tree like. The gourd is one from a few years ago and reminds me of a space ship. The stalk is the remains of my Amaryllis. It has an interestng seed pod. The seeds are very thin paper like black slivers. Fun fun. This afternoon has been all about the shed-well for my brother anyway, after the trip to the DIY shop. It is looking good so far!


Unknown said...

Nice job, love your choice of textures. Great way to be creative.

Elizabeth said...

So pretty!
Kim Klassens textures are so pretty
but I cannot use them as I do not understand photoshop!

Queenie Believe said...

Fun photos.. Still lifes are not easy.
Have a great day,
Always, Queenie

Leenie said...

Like them all. They are worthy of framing. The first one would be my most favorite.

Tracy said...

There are lovely, Sarah! And I do like the pink tinge...and not least your engaging compositions. The last image really grabs. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))