Monday, August 31, 2009

300/365 Re-done Rocking horse and Studio practice

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So here he is before and after. This is a very old rocking horse, my father in law says he thinks its for the early 1950's because of the size of the wood used -He says it's no longer available in that size. I rescued him from the garbage about a year ago. Well, really I saw it and I asked David to rescue it for me :)
After yanking hair out, stripping, sanding, staining and re-attaching mane and tail here he is. Good as new. It cost about $10.00 to redo.
David is such a trooper. Not only does he pick it out of the garbage for me but he helped along the way. He pulled the hair and sanded. My mother in law provided the eyes that are perfect. My father in law tighten it. So you see, it's a family project and I couldn't have done it with out you all. Thank you so much. I am blessed with a great family.

after looking at the before and after I realized he needs a haircut.

Speaking of blessings here is Isabella. At two, she still refuses to look at the camera but I was testing my studio lighting and set up. I think she was to close to the backdrop in one. I only used one light and a reflector. Any suggestions?


Pam suggested the set up - just wish she lived closer so she can see what I'm asking her all the time. LOL

5 comments:

snaphappee said...

You did an awesome job on him!

Those photos of Isabella are great! I LOVE the colors in them! I think you do need a bit more light reflecting in to get rid of that shadow a bit (moving away from the wall will help too). Was your reflector directly across from your light?

Sandra said...

Yes the reflector was across from the large softbox at a 45 degree angle.

Tess said...

Can't help with the studio lighting, but I love that blue! What a GREAT rocking horse!

Btw, link fixed! :) Thanks for letting me know.

Jess said...

that blue is very nice. She was too close to the bg, but that's an easy fix for a real shoot.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Your saved rocking horse is a treasure, for sure!

Amanda said...

Great job on the rocking horse! Your studio looks great! I love that color! I don't have studio lighting so I'm no help there...

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