Being lonely

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:

  1. know your subject
  2. draw attention to the subject
  3. simplify

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!

Broken Shell

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!