I want to preface this post by saying a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by yesterday. I had a huge response to my post about people I have met on Twitter. Also, I got lots of great comments, and even a few more great people to follow. Thank you so much!
Today’s picture of the day is a picture of candy canes in a glass. As I have mentioned previously, the cold Northeast winters make it tough to do a lot of shooting. I get really down when it comes to shooting this time of year, as the leaves are gone and it’s very dreary outside. So, I try to keep myself sharp by shooting indoors. I find something and grab my flash diffuser or my studio lights and play around with it. It usually happens late at night when I am sitting here and something strikes me to shoot.
In this case, I happened to see a glass we had in the living room that had been filled with candy canes leftover from Christmas. The colors looked great, and the mix of flavors made for a good contrast. So, I got the flash diffuser and a black cloth I have for a backdrop and did some shooting. Here’s what I came up with…
After I took the shots I wanted, I took the photo into Photoshop. I boosted the saturation to enhance the colors and added the black border. Then I added the green border to accentuate the color of one of the candy canes. Lastly, I put my copyright and name on it. I am pretty happy with the way it came out.
What do you think? Do you give yourself projects to keep your skills sharp? Can you offer a project for me to try? Please discuss. See you soon.