Milk and Cookies

milk_and_cookiesThis week’s BeStill 52 assignment was to to create a milk and cookies still life.  Having been blessed (cursed?) with a sweet tooth, I was delighted to take on the challenge!  We were also encouraged, following Kim’s example,  to critique our own images- and this simple photo was the one that seemed to work out best.  There were various other incarnations that had additional elements, including lavender in a Mason jar, a napkin, and a two tiered Blue Ridge serving plate.  As usual in my world, simple turned out best.  I kept subtracting elements until I ended up with the composition above. I edited with One Willow presets from the Palette collection (my Friday Find for this week- they are fabulous!).  The first version has the Divine preset applied and then two layers of Kim’s sybil texture in Photoshop.  The second version was created by starting with the finished first version (complete with texture)and adding a black and white preset from One Willow (I think it was Story). And now I’m off to finish eating that cookie!

8 responses

  1. Wonderful composition and great dof. I like the b&w version too. I watched that lesson last night – so yummy! I think I might get those lovely presets.

    September 5, 2014 at 5:12 am

  2. very pretty editing

    September 5, 2014 at 6:09 am

  3. They are both really nice Melinda, like both versions

    September 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

  4. oh i love this…. so perfectly composed….dreamy…and comforting….
    i love them both… so hard to pick… lovely….

    September 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

  5. Ahhh, so dreamy and hard to choose between the two. What could be better than milk and cookies props? 🙂 {And thank you for you for your beautiful comment today)

    September 5, 2014 at 9:11 am

  6. Thoughts from the Desktop

    So beautiful Melinda I agree simple is best. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment…

    September 5, 2014 at 11:25 am

  7. Very nice composition and I love that aqua pitcher!

    September 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

  8. Both are so lovely, love the soft light in the first one.

    September 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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