I was inspired to get started on Project 52 because Don’s assignments have been challenging and interesting. Week #2 was photographing a stranger. This was truly a fun experience wherein people were typically interested in the project, even if they weren’t comfortable stopping for a photo. Thank you world for a great experience into the unknown.
Week #3 was a bit more innocuous but challenging… a still life. Something in the house. Wow, that leaves, um, a lot of possibilities. I shot apples, oranges, flowers, rock, lemons, peanuts and myriad other inanimates that were nearby. I settled on the below picture emphasizing overlapping light sources and unique natural textures. One overhead halogen and a radio-triggered shoe-mount flash gave this two-toned shadow feel that I really liked. Both light sources are from camera left – one parallel to the plane on which the objects sat, and a second above at about a 45 degree angle.
Here’s the result.
UPDATE (2/5/11): This photo was had picked by Don for having “beautiful composition and lighting”. Wow – that makes my day! Here are some more outstanding shots from this project – mine is the last one. I feel really inspired by this group/project!
also, another take on week 2 that I liked: