There are so many places where this could go wrong.
Still life has never been something I was compelled to try. Love to look at ones that are well done, but never felt like I had the eye for good composition…….challenge #1.
I have never tried to represent glassware…….challenge #2.
Oh what the hell, let’s throw in some fabric folds, shall we?……..challenge #3.
So I set up the still life with a piece of fabric, a glass of wine and a pear. I considered that I might need a third object, but every attempt at working with three objects was awkward and unwieldy. I decided I
I had a table lamp on in the background and loved the look of the diffused light, particularly the hourglass shape that the shade threw on the wall. I took two photos, one without flash because the light pattern was best that way, and one with, to be able to see the coloration of the pear.
I will combine the two photos, but the background behind the wineglass will be abstracted, as in Morning Has Broken. I obviously have to take some liberties with shadows and highlights since I’m working from two photos where that is more or less the only difference. Here’s what I have so far:
The lighting is funky in the studio today for some reason.