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Egg and Spoon

12 May 2020 10:23AM   Views : 420 Unique : 300

Last week's weekly competition on Pentax User was "one kitchen utensil" - a challenge no doubt somewhat motivated by our state of lockdown. I thought about this and selected one of my favourite vintage items, a curious table spoon with holes. If I was in a leg-pulling mood I would give the younger kids this as a soup spoon to see their reaction......sadly they then grew up and just left me behind with my Dad Jokes. However, back to the competition.

I wanted a close up of the spoon that was more interesting than just a straight macro shot, so I used some table mats (off shot) to hold the spoon in mid-air, then decided on a fractured egg to allow it to pour through the holes and show its structure in a practical way. Lighting was from a large north facing window and the background was the tiles on our kitchen wall. If I redid this then I might change the background to something darker and more interesting, making a more detailed still life. In that respect it was a victim of limited time, hard to believe that I'm short of time when in lockdown!

Here are the three options I made, all with slightly different treatment in Photoshop. In the end I chose the third one and the results are now in and it came second. I was quite happy with that and it's just an example of something else we can do to keep the photographic skills alive. Small projects can be interesting and rewarding diversions.

v1 - Too bland

v2 - Too garish

v3 - Just right

Back to more scanning now......

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12 May 2020 3:34PM
Should have used an egg-timer to time the exposure correctly!Wink

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