Thursday, December 16, 2010

D-349 Moody Lighting

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”
Carl Gustav Jung


Prayer beads

It's been a long hard day and I had to try and find solace in my beads and candles, in the comfort of my home.

Todays daily shoot is: #ds396 Find a repeating pattern today and make a photograph of it.
Prayer Beads

I shot this with my macro lens 28-105 mm. It's an old metal one. Set the camera on a tripod, 1 second exposure, 4.5 F-stop, ISO 200. I had a candle on an amythest stone and the Christmas tree lit up in the background. This is the set up.
Set up for prayer beads picture

Wayne asked about my Macro lens before and wide open for this lens is 4.5F. It does not open to F3.0.
Levonne asked me why I put my logo on my pictures. There are several reasons, one of them being that I want people to know my work. Know that it belongs to me.
I also want my business name out there. The more people see my logo the more familiar they become with me. There is also the fact that logos make it just a littel bit harder to take someones photo, not impossible, just harder.


Nikhil Ramkarran said...

I really like the series, but I can't decide whether I like the ones where you are holding the beads better or the ones with the beads on the table.

In one case your hand brings a significant emotional and human impact to the image. Without your hand those two compositions wouldn't work at all.

But the wider view of the other two is very attractive. You have succeeded admirably in constructing form and colour to make two engaging compositions.

I think the black and white works least well though. With just the tonal information it becomes a bit muddled.

snaphappee said...

Lovely light! My favorite of these is the setup shot! The tree in the background gives the impression that the beads were a Christmas gift. The moody lighting is makes it look like Christmas night. Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful lighting on these shots. These shots brings a sense of calmness - perhaps it's meant to be that way ;)

Anonymous said...

I like the black and white, I think the shadows draw me in and add to the moodiness of the shot.

Judy said...

my favorite is the third one.


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