Okay, there is nothing super exciting about these two photos. Quite simply this is a photo of a plant from my grandmother’s funeral in 2010 that I managed to keep alive for over a year and a half now. It is in definite need of pruning and some care, but it seems to be doing well.
The reasons I chose to photograph it are simple:
- I moved furniture in my house. I won’t say I’m all feng shui all the time, but I am into finding just the right way to arrange my furniture in my oddly shaped (and by oddly I mean rectangular or “Zesta” box-shaped) living room. I placed the plant on a small book stand in front of a window with pull down blinds that mute the outside light. The silhouette this morning, as I sat eating my bowl of cereal on the couch caught my eye.
- Yes, that’s right. I took this picture as I sat on the couch eating a bowl of cereal at 10:30 a.m. before heading out for a short run with a friend. I knew I wouldn’t be able to shoot anything afterward since I had a few short errands before coming home, fixing lunch and then heading into work at 4 p.m. as well. I justify this bout of bad planning (and laziness) by saying I did get to play with manual settings, lighting, and silhouettes. The main photo was taken with my Cannon 1000D set at an ISO of 400, aperture of 4.5, and an even light balance on the light meter. The photo is the image as it was taken, no post editing other than a little cropping