Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stillness

“Only in stillness does the imperceptible become discernible” 


This week's photo challenge was "still life".  I have really struggled to create my best still photograph.  The group I am involved with is made up of much more advanced photographers than I am (from Professors of Photo Journalism - to professional photographers - I am SO far removed from them it is almost embarrassing - but I struggle on)


After many hours of researching the technical side of still life photography - to scrolling through hundreds of examples of still life........... I wasn't much farther ahead....... 


This morning I took the bull by the horns.........


I dumped a load of river rocks on the table - found my jade bonsai tree and shot one picture after another.............. 


Here's the one I finally settled on........



5 comments:

abby said...

WOW..I love it...In a study or a bedroom...calmness....
hugs abby

Downunder Don said...

Of all the styles of photography to me "still life" is the hardest. Trying to work out what it means, then trying to tell a story without overly composing the subject. To me you have nailed this one!

morningstar said...

@Downunder Dom - thank you I really needed that pat on the back - the group that I did it for hasn't shown much interest in my effort

Ordalie said...

I love that photo! I wonder why you added the mirror.

morningstar said...

Ordalie - there is no mirror - the glass object is a jar that the rocks are spilling out of.