Still Life

Saying Farewell to Summer

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by rkramer62

Well, it has been quite a while since I posted a picture – too wrapped up in other projects. Where I live, we have quickly transitioned from a beautiful long dry summer into the cool, grey days of autumn. Although the fall colours are beautiful, as they always are, I still needed something to brighten my day from the frequent rain we’ve been having. It has also been quite some time since I’ve posted a still-life photo, so when I came across this brilliant, vibrant still life, I immediately knew that it was just what I was seeking for my next post. One sees many staged still life pictures based around the harvest and autumn themes this time of the year, however this one is a little different. The mix of colourful flowers and green foliage highlighted by filtered sunlight combine with the brilliant orange pumpkins to create a vivid autumn scene that captures the essence of fall, yet doesn’t leave out the beauty of summer. The photo itself is quite simple, but the composition and lighting all work well together to create an image that ‘pops’.

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Milky Blue Rose

Milky Blue Rose

Photo by: somadjinn

Something a little different today! This photographer is very creative with the use of light and exposure. This is indeed a photo of a real rose and was photographed using a very small aperture and a long 6 second shutter speed. The effect is almost surreal and certainly produces a very different and artistic rendering of this near perfect rose. The lighting and exposure bring out the texture and beauty of this rose in a way that is both soft and subtle, yet dramatic at the same time.

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Great photo of high gloss Candy Apples

Candy Apple Red

cc licensed flickr photo shared by Francesco Crippa

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a still life photo. Unlike many still life photos this one doesn’t appear to be staged or set up in any way. It appears, that while visiting Disneyland Paris, the photographer saw the makings of a striking photograph in a simple subject that many would have missed. This yummy photo, while very simple, jumped right off the page when I first saw it. The more I looked at it the more it grew on me. In my younger days, candy apple red topped with many layers of clear lacquer was a coveted paint job for one’s hot rod. The incredible smooth red high gloss coating on these candy apples brought those memories to mind.

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Unusual half and half tulip

Undecided Tulip

A sure sign that spring is finally here is when our tulips bloom and they have done just that over the last few days. As we were enjoying their beauty we came across this very unusual tulip. It is not that unusual to see a streak of different colour in one petal, but this unique red and yellow tulip changes colour along a very straight line that bisects the flower right down the middle. Even the individual petals are divided along this line with one half a solid red and the other a variegated yellow and red. I searched google for images of a similar tulip, but found none. Needless to say I had to grab my camera to capture and share this interesting find. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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