Monday, July 11, 2016

Dark and moody still life attempt...

This is my first attempt at trying a more dark and moody still life, which is all the rage. Light and almost overexposed was the "in" thing in still life photography for so long, and now it's dark and moody. I'm enjoying trying something new, and these inexpensive spray roses from the grocery store in my favorite antique french canning jar are a favorite still life subject.
I took the photos late in the evening using the remaining natural light that comes through my dining room window.  I edited each photo using Kim Klassen's epic texture, which added to the dark and moody look. (I've still not learned to edit my photos using lightroom as I need to update my Macbook Pro to one with more memory before doing so.)
This was a fun first try, and I'm pleased with the results.

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  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your skills are amazing, Elizabeth. Your art is truly a gift from God. Thanks for sharing with us on your blog.

  2. Wonderful use of natural light to create a darker still life.

  3. How pretty! The softened white is quite dramatic.

  4. Oh, you took these? Lovely!
    I love flowers and this particularly looks immaculate.

  5. Beautiful white roses. I finally switched to Lightroom about a month ago. It's so much better than the Aperture I was using on my mac. Of course now I have to move 20K photos.

  6. These are lovely shots! I think the white roses are a good contrast to the "moody" background. Great work!

  7. I like dark and moody. I tend to gravitate to that look. Well done on your first attempt.

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

  8. Hey, I like your dark and moody. It's still beautiful...


  9. These are wonderful, Elizabeth! Just the right amount of moody-ness :)

  10. So pretty, and yes "moody" is the trend now!

    1. It sure is, and I love it in it's own way, but still love light and bright as well.

  11. Felicia,maybe try some still life to see if it's something you enjoy!

  12. These are pretty. I really like the last one.


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