Saturday, April 7, 2012

Simply Blue

Sweet Grape Hyacinths & lovely morning sunlight make for a splendid opportunity!  Add that to a day 
off & I'm in the mood for a round of shots!  I knew yesterday when I purchased these petite blooms that they would be used for a tabletop photo session!  I can't select flowers without thinking how pretty they 
might look in a picture or two, in addition to how well they'll match the china! Sometimes I purchase specific decor accessories just because I want to see it styled in one of my postcards! I'm a nonstop stylist at heart!

This series of shots captures the morning sun streaming into my kitchen.  Aiming into the sunlight can be a tricky endeavor, more often than not,  producing an underexposed foreground & overexposed background & losing all the details in-between.  I find it challenging & when done just right, it sets 
such a soft, natural, & beautifully romantic mood!  In addition to the way in which the light falls into the shot, color can be used to soften or ripen the tone as well.  Take for instance the middle 3 photos: same light, same flowers & the same focal point but I switched up the details to sway your attention. Strawberries in the first add a hot pop of color, brightening up the photo & lifting the mood;  while a teal blue tea bag adds subtle interest while keeping the tone soft & cool.  Switching up the plate & teacup positions in the third photo shifts the weight to the upper left but the balance is matched in the form of a horizontal stripe at the base.

All in all, these photos evoke a soft & gentle mood.  I love the romance captured in the sunlit silhouette of a teacup, the wisp of a green leaf suspended in mid air, the tenderness implied by a salt & pepper pair of sparrows!  What a beautiful mood to serve & take your morning tea in! I appreciated every last moment & every drop!

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  1. leave it to you to come up with perfectly sweet photos....

  2. Well hello mon sweet pea!!! THANK YOU for being here & leaving a "voiceprint!" How do you like my blog UPdo???
    Oooooh how my new spotted pony makes me crave a gallop or two! Une Carte Postale is on the way & not coincidentally is a NYTimes article themed after your last post...that you must read! THANK YOU!