3.27.2010

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i signed up for an online photography workshop at c & c photography.
i have never taken a photography class or workshop before, so i'm really excited about these assignments.

the first is framing an egg. and while i of course didn't couldn't restrain myself to taking only 36 frames, i did only end up with 28 frames i felt worthy of sharing. i'm no good when it comes to using artificial light. so, i held out for the sun (and held out and held out). let's just say it was rather gray around here. so i shuffled my egg from the kitchen table, to the kitchen counter, and to bea's room trying to catch the light. this is where the bulk of my shooting took place, trying to get my whites white and not gray or blue and not washed out.
it took some time. all this while trying to protect said egg from two curious little ones.
blackwhite big collage

blackwhite collage


then one day, i lost all sanity, and took sweet egg to the playground. egg did not have as much fun as i had intended. i think she was afraid of heights because she stayed close to the ground.
quad collage

on another day, we ventured into the woods. egg seemed very at home here. she found many cozy spots to nestle into and contrasted very nicely with her surroundings. she didn't make it back home though as she was cracked the minute we began our mosey. she hides her flaws well, that egg.

trio collage 2

trio collage

egg collage 1

29 comments:

  1. OH great fun you had with your eggs!!! I absolutely love the black and white mosaic and the blurred egg half white and half black is perfection!
    Really lovely work!

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  2. Egg out in nature! Love that :-) I really like how you played with focus and shadows. Beautiful photos!

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  3. awwww, those are lovely photos of the egg in the crook of the tree. so cozy. and so creative of you to use half black half white too!!

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  4. These look fantastic! Your exposure looks perfect!

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  5. Love your work...the first grid is Fabby, you really got the exposure down on that! Interesting to see how you are playing around with focus...makes your images fun to view. Love the textured background it really accentuates the smoothness of the egg. You did such a fine and creative job.

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  6. Your eggs look so pure, I really liked them by the mossy tree.

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  7. Beautiful! The egg in the leaves at the end is definitely my favorite.
    Connie

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  8. Your first grid is so beautiful. Your texture on the white on white eggs is just perfect! and the series of 4 egg shadows...pure and lovely. Your egg in the woods is so creative.

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  9. The top mosaic is stunning! Wow! I love the forest shots! Lovely work.

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  10. Very nice photos. Love the nature egg photos. Wonderful to see your work.

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  11. Especially fond of the DOF pieces involving the tree trunk, etc. Nice!

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  12. I love to see the eggs in the nature!
    The egg on the ground is also beautiful!!
    The rest too ;)

    Nice to meet you Gonzomama!

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  13. so nice to meet you! absolutely wonderful shots!

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  14. Your blask and whites look wonderful. I am also swooning over the fuzzy mossy shot from above. Something so ethereal about that. There's also something so unexpected about the egg on the path. All great photos.

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  15. I too had trouble getting my whites white, especially. I think you did a great job! And I love the eggs in nature.

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  16. Just love your nature with the egg shots... and the very first shot...just shows the texture of the egg so perfectly...

    I'm not in the workshop but I have been enjoying visiting everyone's assignments...wanted to let you know I chuckled and loved your description of yourself:)...and your son sounds just like my grandson:)

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  17. Really nice! The b & w grid is beautiful. The playground such a great background. And the forrest scene fantastic...I think that egg was laid by a wild chick.

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  18. great job...loving that last collage...what a fun first assignment~~

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  19. this is an egg after my own heart -- looks good in black, likes to play, and enjoys a walk in the woods. that last shot of the egg on the path, all alone in the woods....it's a little poignant. very beautiful and creative work.

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  20. really exceptional images... sooo well done!! ♥
    wonderful!

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  21. I struggled with a gray day as well. You did a nice job with the light that you had!

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  22. I LOVe your collages, what a great mixture they are. The contrast of black and white in the first set is wonderful and I really like how you alternated between white and black along the edges. And the woodsy nature collage...absolutely LOVE it! I think I would like to hang that collage on my wall!!

    :)Lisa

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  23. love the first mosaic. and the outside shots are great.

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  24. They are lovely images, especially the ones with the tree and ground.

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  25. All gorgeous! Don't you just love eggs?? Great work!

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  26. lovely. i especially like the egg in nature.
    Alos the first gris. serene.

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  27. Gonzomama, what is your name?
    I love what you did. The first grid is beautifully done– nice composition, and that second piece is totally stunning– you must love it–– fantastic to see the sharp and the blurry in such companionship! Into the woods– what fun you had. Again, the grid design is really nice and photos enchanting–– I like how the long distance shot works with all the others, and that the cave shot. Lucky egg!

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  28. oh wow, my fave is definitely the egg in the leaves and sticks. Something about the smooth egg and the roughness of the surroundings. good job!

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  29. Those are lovely shots. Again I find another set of photos that just look so clean and crisp. It makes me want to take my shots over again in the hopes of getting them closer to these. And those playground shots are just awesome!

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