I baked. Yes, I did. I made up a batch of Fiona’s brownies. They are good brownies, among some of the best I’ve ever had. They are so moist. I add walnuts to them, I like brownies with walnuts, if that’s OK!
I wanted this image to be about the brownie and the other stuff, while it is there, not distract too much from brownie. I used a short depth of field to help ensure that everything else would be out of focus. I also had the camera on spot metering and spot focusing so I could put it on the brownie and make sure it was in focus and everything behind it, not.
i decided that the image needed something else, a third something. I tried moving the coffee over to the right and added a vase that was on the table with an orchid in that that was given to me on Valentines Day.
Again, the focus was on the brownie, and while the other things are out of focus you can still tell what they are. I think the symmetry works better, the triangle of the objects.
I was concerned that the pink/purple of the orchid may be distracting, as it does seem the only real colour in the image, or rather the only different colour to the rest. However, I think the circular action you have of going up the vase over the orchid and then down to the coffee, which is out of focus and then you land on the brownie nicely in focus. The brownie has also been lightened more than the rest of the image, and that also makes it more attractive.
Well there isn’t much. I did notice that the other one is crooked. The camera was on an angle. I don’t mind the angle, but with the one above I thought I would straighten the camera up.
The other things in the image have changed a little, one of the things I’ve noticed also is that the flower in the vase doesn’t stand out as much, that is better.
I quite like these images. There is something about them that I find I really like and can’t stop looking at them. I do love it when you take some images and you are really attracted to them. I wonder what they would look like if they were blown up and printed?
Do I need to mention that all the images are HDR? I pushed it a lot more and tried to make them more exaggerated. I really do need to spend some more time looking at some tutorials and working out what else I can do. Back to study for me.
As an aside, I’ve used my camera for the last two days and there hasn’t been any problems with it. I wonder if it is something that will only happen occasionally, and inconveniently, or if it was a strange combination of the conditions, the time and what not and won’t happen again. I haven’t heard back from the camera place, so I still have no idea.