Pears and a Bowl

Today I’m posting the pear still life photos I did for the latest BeStill 52 lesson.  They were especially fun to do, because, with the help of my husband, I have been setting up a little mini “studio”(also known as a craft table) in our garage for still life and macro photography.  With the garage door open, I have beautiful natural light (unlike in the rest of our house).  When it gets too cold or when it is lizard, snake, and bunny season, the garage door will be down and I will use artificial light. Right now I have a pole lamp; we’ll see  how that works out. I do have a speed light too and reflectors of course.  I was inspired by Carol Hart’s post (on openhart.com) about using her greenhouse and her video of working in her home studio.

So here they are (the top one was textured with Kim Klassen’s painterly texture for Texture Tuesday):

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13 responses

  1. I still have to do this one, I have the pears but just haven’t had the energy to do a shoot. 🙂 Love that last one, you always do such a great job with your b/w’s. Have a great Tuesday Melinda.

    November 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

  2. Lovely Melinda I love the second image in particular.

    November 4, 2014 at 7:08 am

  3. oh so lovely… the top is my fav…. love the focus…and processing too!!
    wonderful… xo, Kim

    November 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

  4. Beautiful images, Melinda. I agree with Kim, the first one is my favorite but I’m really taken with the second one as well. Love that new studio setup!!

    November 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm

  5. Love, love the top one !!!

    November 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

  6. I love your pears! The top one is my favorite, the texture and composition are wonderful. Is that a turquoise Fiestaware bowl? If it is, that is my favorite color of Fiestaware. 🙂

    November 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    • Melinda

      Yes- brand new vintage Fiestaware bowl! My first turquoise piece- going to look for more!

      November 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  7. Gorgeous set of images!

    November 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm

  8. I love the simplicity of all of these. They suit the pears perfectly. I use my back porch as a studio, great natural light. It even has a heater that works pretty well in all but the coldest weather.

    November 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm

  9. Beautiful. Especially like the top image with all the space at the top.

    November 4, 2014 at 2:59 pm

  10. Caz

    Wonderful set of images, enjoy using your new studio space !

    November 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm

  11. Beautiful! My favourite is the first one. It has lovely soft feel to it.

    November 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm

  12. I really enjoy the various versions…..so different. Pears make a lovely subject.

    November 5, 2014 at 10:53 pm

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