Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Photo

Since starting my blog a year ago I've been working on becoming a better photographer. I have a fairly good camera but so far have only scratched the surface of what it's able to do. So, I've decided to start a new weekly post where I can show a photo I've taken during the week. This will hopefully challenge me to take more photographs and to work on improving my technique. Any constructive criticism will be gratefully accepted!

Persimmon

Have a good weekend x x


11 comments:

Cathy said...

Well I really like this first photo Sarah. Have a good weekend.

Sarah said...

Sarah, I'm crap at artistic stuff, I prefer words, but IMVHO, I think this needs a third item. A scrunched up dying leaf or sprig of dried grasses poking out front left. Three is a magic number and a group of three items works well.

Just a thought (please feel free to ignore). :)

By the way, I think I have the same volume of AofGG.

Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

You asked...here I go :) So what should be in focus in this picture? The point that catches my eye is the lower-left sheet/towel, and I don't think this was probably your intention. I would want the persimmon, in particular a 1/2 inch below the stem, to be very in-focus, and then you can use filters/etc to put some antique/old-fashioned effects on it. The light OR the most in-focus part should tell the viewer where to look.

Perhaps an antique ring should have filled that white space?

Amanda said...

I will look forward to these posts of yours as I'd love to be able to take better photos too and hope to learn something from you.

Olga said...

Hi Sarah !

Technically - a composition needs consideration. There are lots of books about composition in photography.
Emotionally - superb ! A young girl reads an old book. She holds a fruit in her hand. The phone rings. She left the fruit and the book on the bed. You are telling a story.
And I love your colors !

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely picture! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

LindyLouMac said...

I love photography and News From Italy has allowed me to have an excuse for taking many more photos than I used to. I like this Persimmon shot, have you made anything with the fruit yet?
By the way I am no longer subscribing to comments as my inbox is overwhelmed!

Sara Louise said...

What year is that Anne of Green Gables from??? I love Anne!

And unfortunately I know nothing at all about photography so I can't offer any advice, but I think it's lovely x

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to a digital camera short course, helped me. The explanations for cameras are very good.

http://www.shortcourses.com/use/index.html

Keep writing and sending snaps because I can't be there.

ica said...

ahhhh! i didn't even see this when I looked at your blog! PERSIMMON! :) yay for awesome fruit, betting photography skills, and for a year of blogging!!! :)

Sini said...

This is great photo! I like the soft feeling in the photo and the colors, great work Sarah!