Applied Kim Klassen ‘pumpkin grunge’ texture, soft light @ 39%
It all started while I was on vacation. My friend Barbara Hurst sent me a link to Leigh Beisch’s site. Leigh is a professional photographer and her images are just beautiful – you can check her out HERE. In addition to still life work, she also has a couple of videos posted, which are fun. One in particular held my attention. It was her and her staff working in her studio and one of the shots she was working on was this butternut squash. I didn’t mention it to Barb right away, but I really wanted to have a go with doing a squash shot like that. Little did I know that Barb had the same idea. But it wasn’t until we discovered that we each had bought the same white with blue polka dot tea towel at Petals and Pop that we decided to have a little squash play together. Our only “rule” was to be sure and include the tea towel in our images. So we are both posting our shots today. The shot up top is close to the set up that Leigh had in her video. After that was out of my system, I started playing around with perspective.
Then I rearranged things a bit and added a spoon.
Ultimately the one below wound up being my favorite. Placing the elements on a chopping board and shooting down, then reducing the amount of seeds in the image to three. The simplicity of it appeals to me.
Many thanks Barb for sending me the Leigh’s link and for wanting to ‘play squash’ with me!
I’m gonna pop on over to Barb’s site now and check out her squash. Care to join me HERE?
Oh, since the first image has a Kim Klassen texture on it, I’m also linking up with her Texture Tuesday. If you have time, I hope you can swing by there as well.