Mindfulness Challenge Week 12: Perspective

salt perspective

Salt

Photography is all about perspective (as is life).

Mundane objects can become surreal art through a macro lens.  Tiny details, normally overlooked, take on new possibilities when studied and appreciated.

The morning sun on the kitchen table changes colours, creates reflections, and lights up salt shakers.  Suddenly, salt is art.

Salt is also an accidental self-portrait…  Look closely.  🙂

#createmindfulness2017

Flowers on the Table

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Same flowers, different spot.

These are the flowers I bought at the beginning of the summer.  They had been sitting in a pot on the floor of my front porch until I brought this antique table outside.  Walking by with my camera, I noticed the colour of the table complemented the flowers, and I imagined that a shallow depth of field with give an interesting result.

I was right.

I love the softness of the table’s edge in the foreground, with the flowers spilling out over it.  Just enough detail to show its age, but blurred so that it blends with the greens of the leaves. 

I have photographed these flowers before, but this has to be my favourite shot.

F/2.8

soft-focus

I am addicted to shallow depth of field.

I can’t get enough of this poetic form of photography, softened foregrounds and backgrounds. It is what I always wished I could do when I first became obsessed (probably when I was 10!) with my camera. And the last few years, I have been better able to emulate this effect with my macro lens. I rarely stray from my f/2.8 setting, when using this lens.

Can’t get enough!