The beauty of life lies within its simpleness. I think many know this but few appreciate it or are unable to take the time to truly take a break and see the world around them. My desire to learn and explore photography I think is a way for me to step back and escape what has become a life of go, go, go, do, do, do. What did Bobby McFerrin say? Simple pleasure are the best?  How right he was.

A simple rose, fake or not, drools with the power of simplicity and beauty. The apple represents all that is good, all that is whole.  Pick one from your garden, one from a tree; natures gift of life. Then of course there is the worm factor or the insects feeding time…..natures nourishment……not much to do about the worms just do not get rid of the spiders! Webs make good pictures too.

OK, so some people laugh at this and desire a more extravagant way of life. Materialistic to a point. If done correctly the two do mix as long as it is tasteful…or tasty…

These were shot during my first attempt  with constant studio lighting. I used two lights but it looks like a third is needed to eliminate some shadows. And the background may need some fine tuning. The Rose/apple combo I used the 24-105 4.0. 1/5 sec at f4, iso 100. My first thought would be to use a faster lens so on the second shot i used an 85 at 1.8 1/80 iso 100. Looks like I will be working on light positioning. Definitely not as easy as it sounds.

Till next time…

Published by Phil Shepherd

Capturing my interpretation of this world and its inhabitants... I am a Headshot and Portrait Photographer and supporter of Live, Local Music. This offering is dedicated mainly to Mom Nature and the travels I indulge in with her.

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