It's time to post what I've been up to lately in the Be Still class I'm taking.
Week 30 - part 1
best still life images of 2014
This was a very easy exercise. Since still life photography isn't my focus, I didn't have a ton of pictures to look through. I settled on these six as my best still life photos from 2014. As many of you know, I love nature and have been including little bits of nature in the photos for this class. Nature's warmth, textures, and beauty just sets my heart aflutter!
Week 30 - part 2
2015 fresh start photo
I think of fresh and I think of nature, so off to the woods I went to gather some fresh beauty. I found a couple of nandina bushes growing wild near the creek. It's always such a surprise to find their pretty colored leaves and bright red berries among the browns of winter.
hanging bottles, posie, and string
How many times in these Be Still posts have I said I was struggling? Too many! So I'm changing that to I was challenged by this exercise! The bottles weren't the problem I have plenty of those. Posies? A fading camellia bloom and some blue berries will do for that. Hanging? There was the challenge. Finding a place to hang the bottle. Oh, and the light, that was a challenge too. It has been deary and overcast lately. I wanted to do something soft and dreamy, but my props and limited editing give you warm and natural.
This is as close to dreamy as I got. Sending out a word of thanks to Donna Hopkins for the pretty teapot. I was the very lucky winner in her give-a-way. It also came with a lovely cup and saucer.
I'm caught up once again and a new exercise arrives today. I have to think so hard to create a still life that I'm afraid I'm not doing so well on the "being still" part of this class!