You were probably expecting to see some snowy landscape, right? Instead, I was indoors playing with the camera while snowy drifts quietly accumulate outside. I''ve been trying to get the camera out several times a week. This is a newer camera, so I'm still trying to figure out settings and playing a bit with aperture/shutter speed and experimenting with backlight/frontlight for different effects.
This first example is an image that is backlit via my kitchen window-the lighting is naturally filtered through the snow clouds meaning it isn't too terribly harsh-a good day to take photos. I love this shot because you can see the lines that the cutter wires left behind due to the little bit of clay that is an ingredient in this shave soap. I think it's beautiful because it speaks of part of the handmade process of soap. I'm not sure what that very cool steel thing is that the soap is sitting on. I acquired it from a friend because I have a vision of turning into a very cool soap dish at some point. I want to say that it is a type of floral frog, but I'm not sure. If you have any idea please comment it would be cool to know for sure-it does have holes in it for perhaps stems or something it's steel and with a lip on one side, and flat on the other.
This next image is lit from the front-I was on the other side of the table with the light coming from the front of the image. The image is a bit darker and a bit more "moody"- I'm sometimes a fan of images that are slightly dark and moody. The trails from the cutter are no longer visible as the top of the soap is not as washed with light. I didn't document aperture-I had it set probably around 4.0 ish because I wanted to play with the slight bokeh in the background. I still have miles to go to be considered a moderately good photographer,but it's another journey that I'm thoroughly enjoying.
Which lighting do you like best and why? Just curious.