Day 48 of my 365 Photo Challenge.
The motive of the day was a poppy flower, which bloomed lonely in the middle of a field.
Its red colour makes it easy to focus the eyes of the viewer on the red flower!
For you the 3 guidelines for a good photo:
- know your subject
- draw attention to the subject
In this case, the flower was the subject. I drew attention to it by following the rule of thirds and placing the poppy on one of the intersections.
Then I simplified the scene by using an open aperture to blur the background.
Besides, I applied the selective sharpness to the blossom of the poppy flower.
So go ahead and show me your implementation of the 3 guidelines!
Have fun with it!
Day 6 of my 365 Photo Challenge.
Motivation is still high, and ideas are floating around in my brain!
This time, I picked a little empty bird’s egg, which I found while filling the bird feeding stations in my back garden. Initially, I wanted to portrait the different proportions of a hen egg and this little egg, but due to a missing white hen egg, I decided to push this motif to a later day.
Luckily, I still had some pebbles leftover from a previous still life shoot which I used to provide a new background for the egg.
For the lighting, I used a LitraTorch again, mounted on a Manfrotto single arm mount.
To get the close up of the egg, I used my Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR2, mounted on my Gitzo Tripod.
Before I took the image, I did some research on what others have come up with, but haven’t seen any close up of an egg on eye level. So I decided to approach the subject on such a low angle of view.
Hope you enjoy it and let me know what comes to your mind by viewing the image!