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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Organic



The prompt was "organic."  I was at a total loss. Sure, I know there's organic milk, veggies, and fruit, but those didn't appeal to me for a photograph.

I think of organic as earthy things; living things; nature. I walked around the yard for a while looking for mushrooms. They're certainly organic, but no luck! It's been too dry.

I found a leaf and liked the way it curled, so I picked it up to try a macro shot of a leaf curl. I was holding the leaf in my cupped hand and began filling it with a few acorns. My brain kicked in. Ding! Ding!  Hello there! You have the makings of a nature still life right in the palm of your hand. 


Since the wind was blowing I brought them inside and just happened to lay them down beside this small square frame. I also grabbed an old cutting board, a silk ribbon, and some burlap. Presto! There you have it; a still life. I'm always making things harder than they are!


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15 comments:

  1. I would never have known that you had difficulty with this assignment! These are beautiful!

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  2. Well, Cathy ... this is absolutely perfect! Clever you!!!

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  3. beautifully displayed and I love the colors

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  4. I love the burlap with gives just the right feel to the whole composition. Well done, Cathy!

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  5. Gosh, Cathy love these especially the one with them in the frame. Such a clever idea.

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  6. Gorgeous! All these elements come together to make the perfect "organic" composition! I tend to over-think things as well - that is why I don't do well with prompts. They feel too much like a test. But obviously, you have found the answer.

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  7. Love the idea of acorns. Beautiful job.

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  8. These turned out great. I love the "curl" of the leaf and how you highlighted it in the one shot. Also love the frame you used.

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  9. Great job, Cathy! I loved reading about your idea germinated and came together, and I love your finished composition.

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  10. Now this says Fall and Organic! Beautiful!

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  11. Just so perfect for an organic theme ... you made it sound so easy ;)

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  12. A perfect fall still life and so organic! Lovely!

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  13. love, love, LOVE the curl in that leaf! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  14. What a lovely composition this is--I especially like the angle of the squarish frame compared to the roundness of the acorns. Yet a different kind of contrast!

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