With the days beginning to get longer, I’ve been busting out the kahuna in the evenings. Granted, I only have about 20 minutes of daylight left but I use them all up. I think natural light is the reason I had fun with the weekly photo challenge this week.
Even though all the blinds were open in our bedroom, I still turned on every fixture that would shine a smidge of light into the room. Just to be safe. And then I proceeded to rip our bedroom apart and moved things to places they didn’t belong and bribed the doggin with cookies. [Doggin cookies, not human cookies. Of course.]
The post-processing on the photos was equally as fun. I think when I look at the pictures I see my bedroom so I manipulated them to take me somewhere else. That wasn’t in my house. Or even in my time. That’s the cool thing about post-processing – the possibilities are endless.
You saw the photo I selected for challenge; here are some other favorites:
This photo was my runner-up.
Like: The bokeh. I’m a bokeh freak and love it. And I like the blue hue that I layered on the photo.
Dislike: The composition seems “eh”. And I don’t like how the case sunk into my bedding. A flat surface would have been nicer. Just “eh”. Which is why I chose the other photo over this one.
Like: The light worked out very well, likes its highlighting the shoes. The black and white helps with the contrast.
Dislike: I cut off the handle. Not a big deal but enough to make me not select it. But I do think I’m going to try to recreate this because this could be some fun wall art. With the entire handle in the shot.
Like: The wide-angle lens helped me pull this off and even though my doggin looks like she’s about to get the hell outta dodge, she makes it more fun. Again, I like the layered colors giving it a retro feel.
Dislike: The glare on the dresser, the shadow under the dog and the fact that I haven’t vacuumed in a couple weeks. That’s a big no-no in a house with two doggins that shed like it’s their day job.
Like: The depth of field and contrast keeps me interested in this photo. Watch DAd say something about having a longer DOF to make it even more interesting.
Dislike: It’s no longer a suitcase. The mystery of what’s inside is gone. Because we know it’s a big brassy instrument. And then I feel like a cheater for not using a real suitcase. Oh well. Live and let live.