Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Knitting by Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

January 2020 - Knitting

January 2020 - Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP


About the Image(s)

I don’t get out to shoot too much lately and I do enjoy table tops. My purpose here was to show the fraying ends of the skein but looking over those I shot I think it might have been better to show the complete ball of wool. Not a lot of adjustments, cropping and tweaking in camera raw and lastly adding a stroke.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I love shots of rope, twine, or any woven strands, as I am a knot hobbyist.
Yes, I think your original framing, showing more, especially a fuller view of both knitting needles, is better.
Yes, the frayed end is a great detail feature, and so is the texture of the woven strands.
How about converting this to monochrome and showing it to us--I tried, but my program failed because it "encountered an unknown JPEG marker." Sorry, I would have tried it.   Posted: 01/04/2020 21:33:39

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
I actually like the cropped version better than the original. But, I agree with Stephen that it would be interesting to see how it looks as a monochrome. I gave it a try... including a bit of toning.

What do you think?

  Posted: 01/07/2020 19:26:48
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Thanks for the suggestion from you and Stephen, but the B&W doesn't quite do it for me. The saving grace about this image, in my opinion, is the brilliant yellow on the blue BG.   Posted: 01/08/2020 06:06:05

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
I agree that color is better, especially given the blue and yellow combination. Looks like you increased the warmth a little, which was also a good touch. The oblique angle of the needle makes the image a little more dynamic.   Posted: 01/09/2020 10:20:58

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
With all the knitting I do, I would think I might have come up with this idea. I could probably create my own rainbow of colors and textures. It is lovely and you've given me an incentive to play with table top photography.   Posted: 01/13/2020 10:24:47

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Great colors and contrast but I agree that the original larger version is a tad better.   Posted: 01/20/2020 15:08:20

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Excellent shot Barbara and very sharp. There is so much texture in both the cloth and in the yarn. The color contrast just adds to the whole image. I agree with the others, this is much better in color.   Posted: 01/22/2020 11:28:14