It’s my favorite time of the year again. Fall! I love how the leaves change color every year so it seemed fitting one day to gather up some of the leaves my kids and I found while out walking through the neighborhood. For the backlighting I placed the leaves on parchment paper suspended over a warm light. From there it was all downhill making minor edits and composing all the leaves into one larger image. The result is a piece I call “The Colors of Fall”. I hope you enjoy 😀
Last week I shared a photo of the uneven keys on my antique piano, and this week I felt like adding a few more. After I purchased the piano I did a bit of research and learned that the piano was made around 1915 by Foster & Co. Since then the piano has been partially restored. Before I purchased the piano about two years ago the previous owners refinished the sound board and the exterior of the piano. Hence, the finish looks great, but the keys…well, they’re another story. Perhaps one day I’ll have the means to completely restore the piano, but until then it will have to remain a nice living room decoration and potential art subject.
Sleep can feel irrelevant or unnecessary when you find an interesting subject to photograph. This was the case with the uneven keys of my antique piano last night. Even though it was clearly my bedtime I was unable to resist the urge to get out my tripod to take a few test shots. Five minutes later I have all the lights on in the kitchen and hallway to try and even out the lighting. Finally, I resolved to capturing my idea after work today. It was a quick edit, but I’m satisfied with the results. Sometimes these are the best kinds of photos.