Once in a while, I’ll set up a still life and photograph it. But mostly I shoot what I find while doing something else, like walking the dog, or eating in a restaurant (a good reason to have a camera with you).
My husband and I were eating at a local diner last month, and I asked for extra lemon for my water. They brought it in this:
I really liked the juxtaposition of the yellow with the black-and-white checkerboard, and the light was hitting the lemon slices just right. This was shot with my iPhone.
Then one morning, I put some blueberries in a bowl for breakfast, grabbed a linen dishtowel to wipe the bowl and thought it might look nice as a backdrop. Light was streaming in from the kitchen windows, creating tiny bokeh on the berries….
I added a bit of texture just for fun.
This quote kind of sums it for me….
“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” ~Aaron Rose
Great weekend, everyone!
Two very different photos. The first looks so fresh and the second mellow. I like that they didn’t just serve the lemons in a white dish, very Art Nouveau sort of.
And your blueberry shot is nice as well, almost like a painting.
Thanks, Caroline. I really like that dish too. They also have wonderful Coke glasses at this particular diner.
Great quote! Love the lemons and the bowl.
Thank you. 🙂
Yup. Great quote – great photos.
I think I’ll put that quote on my monitor. Very helpful when the photo mojo disappears. 🙂