Thursday, May 10, 2012

Week 19: Still Life

This was a weird week for me. For some reason, I couldn't think of a single thing I wanted to photograph for a still life shot. Then I got it in my head that was all I should be shooting. At any rate, I felt like I was in a bit of a rut this week. I feel like I've already taken a picture of everything around me. And when I did my last upload for this week and saw my Lightroom catalog reach 6,000 pictures for 2012, my feeling that I have already photographed everything was supported!

Day 125: Decided to take a shot at my "still life" photo with the avocado that was finally ripe (after 5 days!). Avocados are a rare treat here in Southeast Asia!


Day 126: Whoops! Forgot to take a picture today...the kids and I had a movie night since we haven't really been able to leave the house with Kennedy's pink eye.


Day 127: Kennedy's eyes seemed a lot better, but I didn't want to risk infecting her Sunday school class, so the kids and I went out to experience our first Seoul Friendship Festival. More on that here.


Day 128: We went out to dinner with friends in Itaewon. This was the sunset on the walk home. I had to stick my arm over a wall to get this shot. Apparently, it inhibited my ability to keep the horizon straight!


Day 129: Not sure if this technically qualifies as still life since I didn't control the elements, but hey, it's not of my kids!

Day 130: Asian pears. Playing with light and shadows.



Day 131: Is it bad that I keep taking my kids to the park even with pink eye? I know it is, but I just can't help it. When it's sunny and 80 degrees outside, it's pure torture to stay in our germ-infested apartment all day!


The one of Cade at the Friendship Festival is my favorite for this week. I like the sparkly bokeh of the stream behind him...even though you can see a random Korean in the background, too. Story of my life!


If you'd like to see others' work on Project 52, check out the links:
project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge my3boybarians.com
Chic Homeschool Mama





16 comments:

  1. Great series. Sorry Kennedy was not feeling well. Pink eye is not fun. Love the last shot.

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  2. Wow. 6,000 pictures for the year already that is amazing! I am glad that everybody is not shooting a bowl of fruit for their still life.

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  3. The photo of the avacado and knife is wonderful. I like how there is part of the avacado still on the pit.

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  4. I didn't have time this week so this morning I took a pic of an onion. :) I like your avocado.

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  5. We love avocados and are waiting for them to come in season here. Great photos.

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  6. I love the avocado pic. It made me want some slices! I would be sad if I couldn't regularly eat them.

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  7. this horizon shot is just beautiful!

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  8. Love the avocado pic and the profile shot of Cade, gorgeous!

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  9. I really like the avocado still life. Great focus and lighting. I did find the knife a bit unnecessary, good job regardless!

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    1. Thanks April! I don't know anything about still lifes: what makes the knife unnecessary?

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  10. Poor little guy! Hope he recovers soon. I remember when all 3 of mine had PE at once. They were a walking nightmare. :) Great shots.

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  11. WOW! Such beautiful shots!! Love that first one.

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  12. Bummer about the pink eye. That is no fun!

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  13. Love avocados. Thankfully they are plentiful here in California and are a staple on my sandwiches. That last shot is a great one of your son--such a sweet face!

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