Challenges, Photography

Still Life Challenge: Update

So following Bruce’s comments regarding the definition of still life, I went back to the drawing board for two of my subjects, the Sheep and the Souvenir.

Here’s an updated version of each. What do you think? Is this a bit closer to the idea of still life?

Sheep2

The Hunter

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3 thoughts on “Still Life Challenge: Update”

  1. Well, I like these much better than the “portrait”. Toy sheep on shelf = ordinary; toy sheep in grass = deliberate placement in artificial environment (for a toy) for photographic purposes.

    The bottom one says to me “Hunter in need of orthodontics chasing woolly mammoth”. Perhaps try this again with the objects further from the wall and then use DOF to blur out that otherwise-distracting brick wall?

    P.S. Is your grass really that green? It looks good enough to eat—no wonder you’ve mammoths on the lawn ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Hi undersurface,

    Welcome and thank you for the nice comment. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’d say the photos are a bit over exposed, but since this was more about composition than technical precision I’m okay with that.

    Bruce,
    I have been cracking up ever since reading your comment…

    The bottom one says to me โ€œHunter in need of orthodontics…

    At the moment the grass is pretty close to that green. It gets a twice daily watering so that the turf takes to the barren waste that was our backyard. I’d probably look that lush if I were drinking as much water. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’d take more photos of Hunter and Mammoth, but since the lawn is not allowed to be mowed for three weeks I’m afraid I might lose them in the undergrowth. :O

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