Something About Still Life Photography

Last Wednesday I started to create a concept for our common homepage (one of my tasks). I drove to Stade to present my ideas I had to my friend but he was sidetracked by so many “important” things so that I wasted my time waiting for him… Wasting time – not my thing! I discovered some nice accessories to create some still life arrangements

The rest of the story: No results except of a “Sorry that I had no time for you, but I had a lot of things to do” from my friend.  So why did I spend my time to drive to Stade? For nothing? Ooooooh no!

– I have some new ideas to make some still life photography and the first two of them I wanna share with no one else but you!

– I’ll do more for myself (and believe me I’m selfish – NOT!).

– I’ll create my own homepage

Et Voilà! – here are my attempts

#1 “Big Brother Is Watching You”

# 2 “Views Of Application Photos”

a sunny and colorful weekend to all of you!

29 responses

  1. I really like the #2 🙂

    2010/10/09 at 4:09 pm

    • … and I had a lot of fun creating that one.

      Thank you fatcat

      2010/10/11 at 11:38 am

  2. Wow, you did both of these photos…they look like adds for a magazine…great work. You nailed the ROT in both I like the DOF and the 2nd one with the picture in focus and in color through the lense is just wonderful!

    Sorry about your rude friend but I did like the photos of Stade so I would say the trip wasn’t a bust.

    I don’t like friends like that…I had a similar story, we resuced some friends from a breakdown on the freeway…towed their horse trailer home…which involved taking one car and one truck to get them home…saved them $200.00 and they were going to take us out for lunch or dinner….she called in the morning to say she has lost a diamond earing and asked me to look for it…no luck then I mentioned a movie and lunch…I called back later to give her the movie times…hubby said she went to check on the their truck and would call me when she got home…no call all day…we had waffles for dinner…lol…now it is Sat…8 am still no call…RUDE!!!

    2010/10/09 at 5:04 pm

    • I’m sure you remember that you started a Photo-Quest about the “Rule Of Thirds” (and I still remember when you gave me a feedback where you asked me to crop it the way that my image complies with these rules. From that moment I use the grid in my viewfinder and I mostly adjust the focus that way that it focusses that point.

      Not to forget the link to DPS where I found (and still find) a lot of great tips to enhance my handcraft…

      I appreciate your support. Thank you Maureen!

      @ my friend and our cooperation… He’s a great photographer but time management is a word of foreign origin for him ;-). I can live with that. Today I got a telephone call from him that he has no time. So what… It was foggy outside and I decided myself to make my own photo scavenger hunt. I’ll post some stuff later

      See Ya!

      2010/10/11 at 11:57 am

  3. Absolutely love both of these photos. Great work. I agree with Maureen, they look like ads for magazines. (I used to be in the advertising business.)

    And Maureen, I can’t stand rude people either. That was so rude of your friend.

    2010/10/09 at 8:25 pm

    • Thanks Lady, it was rude and they still haven’t called…I’m not sure I would answer the phone if they called now.

      2010/10/10 at 7:17 pm

      • I would do it – and tell them how I feel. If there is no suitable response from the other side I’d get used to the idea if they ever have been friends…

        2010/10/11 at 1:39 pm

    • Thank you Ladywise. You and Maureen motivated me too keeping on at this work – with some other light settings, rimless eyeglasses and a bit more time for this work… And time will be enough – when the darkness arrives the northern hemispere 😉

      2010/10/14 at 8:06 pm

  4. Both photos are wonderful! Great job with the second one.

    2010/10/10 at 12:46 am

    • Thank you Kim.

      The tools “lasso” and “change selection” were two nice little helpers. The other ones were “hue/saturation” and “color balance” – on both images. But I spent most of my time at #2 indeed.

      2010/10/11 at 1:54 pm

  5. Although they’re very different I like both images. I like the humor in the first one and the concept in the second. Well done! 🙂

    2010/10/10 at 7:23 am

    • Thank you Lizzy.
      It’s a long story (about something many jobless people in Germany live to see when they work at a non-profit limited company) that made me move to create #1 in a short time – a neverending story 😉
      # 2 was a random arrangement. I placed my eyeglasses on the desk and then I saw the photo through the lens…

      2010/10/11 at 2:50 pm

  6. Sorry to hear your story, however, it was great for you that you tried still life photography! Nice arrangements and photos!

    2010/10/10 at 10:46 am

    • It was not that bad. It’s my nature to keep me occupied when I’m waiting for someone or something. And that untidy desk was a nice challenge to do something.

      Thank you Yan.

      2010/10/11 at 2:54 pm

  7. They are great, especially #2 is excellent!

    I also do a lot of still life photography, however I leave it for times of bad weather and winter mostly…

    Well done!

    2010/10/10 at 2:50 pm

    • … and that’s the best time for doing that work indeed. No way to stay inside if the light is beautiful outside.

      2010/10/11 at 2:57 pm

  8. kerstin66

    sunny weekend for you also….sag mal wie bekomme ich comments unter einzelne Bilder….ich kann immer nur ein comment unter alle machen und wie bekommst Du dein Profilbild auf die rechte Seite hin? Über eine Antwort wäre ich echt dankbar…hier oder unter
    lg Kerstin

    2010/10/10 at 5:07 pm

  9. If this is a sneak peek at more work to come, then I say, it is awesome!! Love the cute frog and the spectacle perspective.. Brilliant! As for the friend, I am not thinking of him, I am just too busy surrounding myself with good people like you 🙂

    2010/10/10 at 6:17 pm

    • I’m sure time will come for more still photograpy/object photography – particularly in winter. Now it’s wonderful outside and I relish the sunny days…

      By the way I tried to comment one of your wonderful entries on your blog but had no admittance. Can you please help me?

      2010/10/10 at 7:14 pm

      • Thanks, I am delighted to know you like a piece of my writing. I checked all my settings and I don’t see any reason why you cannot visit and comment 😦 Sorry that your attempt failed, technology seems to be a step ahead of me everytime while I play catchup. Hope you will find time sometime later and then there won’t be a problem!
        Thank you again!

        2010/10/10 at 9:07 pm

      • Sorry, my fault. My bleary eyes were the reason that I didn’t find the way to make comments on your blog.

        2010/10/11 at 1:34 pm

  10. Freedom Smith

    Fantastic job!! I love them both. Also, the pictures to the right of your post are also breathtaking! All around, wonderful and lovely photography. Bravo!

    2010/10/11 at 2:53 am

    • Thank you Freedom Smith.
      Two of them (fire and air) were not transmitted from Vox to WordPress. So I had the idea to show the four elements by adding them on my WP-library.

      2010/10/11 at 1:29 pm

  11. Hmm I think you may be right….not sure they are real friends either.

    2010/10/11 at 4:01 pm

  12. Very cool photos!

    2010/10/11 at 7:47 pm

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