Judith Ponti-Sgargi  

Christmas Still Life by Judith Ponti-Sgargi

December 2019 - Christmas Still Life

About the Image(s)

Camera Tech: 50mm, F/9.0, 2.0 sec, ISO-100, taken on a tripod with remote shutter release (2 sec) delay

Still-Life Setting: black velvet background draped on two foam core boards spread over a table. Lights were draped from the top of the velvet to hang down loosely. The flower arrangement was twisted to avoid a shiny clear Xmas bulb that acted like a mirror reflecting the tripod.

Lighting: room had no windows; illuminated from overhead lights and the Xmas lights.

The image was minimally edited in LR. In PS, there was some dodging and then the Nik Color Efex (light centre dark filter) was applied.

Future Study: I will experiment using more lights.

3 comments posted

Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Hello Judith
A very Christmas image, the effect exploded on the LEDs, it brings a lot and the textures are well defined, good work.   Posted: 12/04/2019 16:37:53

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hey, Judy - this is lovely! The seemingly floating light-strings adds an Abstract twist, to this Christmas scene.

Would like to see more of this type of "out of the box" tinkering with a similar subject, lighting, all of it! Love it. Well done!   Posted: 12/06/2019 15:01:55

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi
Lance and Jose

I was surprised and delighted when I saw the lights and will try some more setups.

JPS   Posted: 12/06/2019 16:16:06


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