Page 18 of 25

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:18 am
by minniev
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:49 am
I like your colorwork and texture on a beautiful subject. Well done!
Thank you Piet. It’s probably a subject better suited to your skills than mine, but I had fun with it.

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:07 pm
by minniev
Theme - Still Life (I think that can be interpreted two ways)

This has been a difficult week. Last Tuesday my husband's youngest brother died unexpectedly, so most of this week has been spent traveling and doing what families do when a loved one passes away suddenly. It went as well as it could have, and we then moved on to Sallis where my side of the family had a Father's Day gathering. There's way more to the story than that, but we are home now. The 52 project was the furthest thing from my mind, and I didn't remember the theme the wheel assigned to me, but fortunately I took this grab shot yesterday morning of the odds and ends on my kitchen counter and the remains of the blueberry cake I made for my birthday Monday.

The cake is well traveled. Here is a story for anyone who finds it. My family had planned an elaborate surprise birthday celebration for me for Saturday, with 50 folks somehow agreeing to drive to Sallis and create this surprise event - there were caterers, bartenders, decorations, videos, and a huge cake. After the family tragedy, they had to cancel it and in the course of that they had to tell me about it. So I made my own birthday cake. But in the tumult I left it at home. I had my youngest son go by and fetch it and take it with him and his three little boys on the 3 hour ride to the hotel. The next morning I realized we'd have to check out of the hotel hours before the funeral and I couldn't leave the cake in the car in 100 degree heat so I asked the hotel to put it in the luggage room. We forgot it, so sent my eldest son to pick it up and transport it back on the 3 hour ride with his two dogs. It arrived intact and was as good as I'd hoped.

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:37 pm
by Psjunkie
Fabulous cake story and I am saddened for your loss...my thoughts are with you.

The image however is better than the fabulous story by far...your handling of the light stupendous...just well presented all the way around minniev.

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:04 pm
by minniev
Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Fabulous cake story and I am saddened for your loss...my thoughts are with you.

The image however is better than the fabulous story by far...your handling of the light stupendous...just well presented all the way around minniev.
Thank you Frank, the light in the morning in that kitchen has enchanted me for many years. I haven’t done it justice yet but I’ll keep at it.

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:08 pm
by davechinn
minniev wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Close up

I took my little macro lens to my OtherHouse in Sallis yesterday to work on this assignment, and had too much fun with it so may post more than one thing.

While rampaging through the head-high hayfield looking for blackberries I spotted this owl feather caught on a stalk and stopped to photograph it, then take it in for my grandson's collection of feathers. We love listening to the owls talk at night, though sometimes they'll start a raucous owl party at 3 AM.


Absolutely perfect !!! Owls talk at night, start a raucous party at 3 A.M. reminds me of the movie "My Cousin Vinnie". If you have ever seen the movie then you know the scene I'm referring to. I would love to hear that conversation between the owls !!!
Dave

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 pm
by Psjunkie
Think you're under stating your ability a bit.....being a touch too humble maybe

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:19 pm
by davechinn
minniev wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Theme - Still Life (I think that can be interpreted two ways)

This has been a difficult week. Last Tuesday my husband's youngest brother died unexpectedly, so most of this week has been spent traveling and doing what families do when a loved one passes away suddenly. It went as well as it could have, and we then moved on to Sallis where my side of the family had a Father's Day gathering. There's way more to the story than that, but we are home now. The 52 project was the furthest thing from my mind, and I didn't remember the theme the wheel assigned to me, but fortunately I took this grab shot yesterday morning of the odds and ends on my kitchen counter and the remains of the blueberry cake I made for my birthday Monday.

The cake is well traveled. Here is a story for anyone who finds it. My family had planned an elaborate surprise birthday celebration for me for Saturday, with 50 folks somehow agreeing to drive to Sallis and create this surprise event - there were caterers, bartenders, decorations, videos, and a huge cake. After the family tragedy, they had to cancel it and in the course of that they had to tell me about it. So I made my own birthday cake. But in the tumult I left it at home. I had my youngest son go by and fetch it and take it with him and his three little boys on the 3 hour ride to the hotel. The next morning I realized we'd have to check out of the hotel hours before the funeral and I couldn't leave the cake in the car in 100 degree heat so I asked the hotel to put it in the luggage room. We forgot it, so sent my eldest son to pick it up and transport it back on the 3 hour ride with his two dogs. It arrived intact and was as good as I'd hoped.


Condolences Minnie !!! The story behind this image is very interesting and I'm sure one that will be remembered and talked about for some time. I love the image, the colors, window and cake all are inviting to see and to eat. The lighting is spot on for the occasion to show off this lovely image.
Dave

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:59 am
by Matt Quinn
Sorry to learn about the sudden death. Always painful.

Love the photo,the light, the scene, and the marvelous counterpoint of the still life of a traveling cake. Genius.

Matt

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:22 pm
by minniev
davechinn wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:08 pm
minniev wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Close up

I took my little macro lens to my OtherHouse in Sallis yesterday to work on this assignment, and had too much fun with it so may post more than one thing.

While rampaging through the head-high hayfield looking for blackberries I spotted this owl feather caught on a stalk and stopped to photograph it, then take it in for my grandson's collection of feathers. We love listening to the owls talk at night, though sometimes they'll start a raucous owl party at 3 AM.


Absolutely perfect !!! Owls talk at night, start a raucous party at 3 A.M. reminds me of the movie "My Cousin Vinnie". If you have ever seen the movie then you know the scene I'm referring to. I would love to hear that conversation between the owls !!!
Dave
I remember that movie.

I love listening to the owl party.

Re: Minnie's 52

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:24 pm
by minniev
Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Think you're under stating your ability a bit.....being a touch too humble maybe
If you could see the original you'd understand. Photographing into the sun through a windowscreen is a trip. Psychedelic moire that does not respond to any moire-fixing tool. All I could do was heavy gaussian blur on a layer and hand-blend it in on the screened area.