Mar 19, 2022Kitchen table still life

Kitchen Table Still Life – I was eating dinner when I noticed the light on these pots that Ginger threw at a pottery class she’s been taking. Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

I was eating dinner when I noticed the light on these pots that Ginger threw at a pottery class she’s been taking. After I’d finished eating, I stacked the dishwasher and fetched my camera.

Kitchen Table still life – what caught my eye. Sitting down to dinner I thought the light was looking good for a picture. Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

The scene I actually saw is in the picture to the right (above if viewed on a phone). The clear glass wasn’t very photogenic, and one of my favorite pots was tucked away at the back. Half a poinsettia wasn’t going to add to the composition either so some slight re-arranging was necessary.

Finally, the dark blue glass vase wasn’t visible against the black background (a large piece of black card I was using to remove the visual clutter of the kitchen counter). This was only supposed to be a quick five-minute picture, not a photographic masterpiece, so I opted for a simple solution and used a keychain flashlight, stashed behind the pots to light it up.

And there you have it. A few minutes of tidying up in Lightroom and I was done.

Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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