Continuing with my 2014 Photo Challenge Submission posts. I began participating in the Photo Challenges in Week 8 of 2014. After I posted Week 8, I went back a week and posted the Week 7 challenge as well and I have posted a photo every week since.
I am sharing my final submitted photos by challenge category: Composition, Landscape, Nature & Wildlife, Still Life, and Special Effects & Techniques. Learn more about the challenge here: www.PhotoChallenge.org
This has been and continues to be a wonderful photographic journey for me!
Here are my Still Life submissions for the 2014 Photo Challenge.
Week 7: Still Life – Camera March 9, 2014 Playing catch-up: Experimenting with my hair and my camera(s) today. Over the shoulder/fro shot of one of my first 35mm’s (Minolta), my Samsung Galaxy S3 (gets most of my photo action), and my Sony A55 (still learning). Taken with my Tablet camera – cropped, bordered, color filter.
Week 11: Still Life – Toy “Riding on a full sundae can be problematic” Who was I kidding? No toy store visit was needed after all! Grown folks call these item “home decor” or “seasonal”! ;~D Sony A33, F/16, 1/160, ISO 200, 18-55mm lens 200% color saturated; 6500k temperature; water color sponge finish
Photo Challenge, Week 15: Still Life – Container Vessel & Light I love how I always come away with something completely different than what I planned on trying. Story of my life! This became a study of light (candle), form (vase) and color. Sharpening and contrast adjustment are the only treatments. Sony A33, 50mm, f/2, 1/80 sec, ISO 800
Photo Challenge, Week 18 Still Life – Book Figured I’ll photograph my own work for this challenge. Sony A33, 120mm, f 5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO 1000
Week 26 Keeping it simple on the minimalism… i.e. giving up for the day. Played with my shutter and aperture settings on this and also tried multiple finishes is Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. This is a combination of the High Key and Lo Key finishes (didn’t plan that pun) in PS Elements. Sony A33, 35mm, f 4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO 500
Photo Challenge, Week 30: Still Life – Time TGIF! 2014 Photo Challenge Week 27: Nature & Wildlife – RED, WHITE and BLUE I set up at the park with the intention of trying to catch some birds in flight. No birds, but a lot of airplanes… and one of the best sunsets I’ve been able to capture. Explored local editing (to lighten the flag) and watermarking in Lightroom 5. Sony A33 1/160sec, f40, 100 ISO, 300mm
Photo Challenge Week 34: Bench “Twilight in the park”
2014 Photo Challenge, Week 38: STILL LIFE- Black & White “After Midnight” I got to shop for this one smile emoticon Sony A33, 24mm f25, 1/30 sec, ISO 1600 Post-processing in PS Lightroom 5 (antique preset and other adjustments)