Saturday, July 25, 2009

Workshop results

Yeeehaaa! I finally mastered blue. On my monitor at least, this looks just like it does in real life, a very deep indigo/almost black blue mixed with bits of gray. I learned several things at the workshop.

1. I am the boss of my camera. I don't care if it is throwing a hissy fit telling me the shot is underexposed, because

2. My camera lies. My eyes tell me one thing, the camera is telling me another. I learned to trust my eyes, because

3. I am smarter than my camera. Marginally.

4. I need to get my hands on some white foam core board to use as a reflector. It is amazing what a piece of foam core board will do to help reflect natural light back on the subject. I don't have any, so used a white mattress pad (it was the nearest big white thing sitting right there in the clothes basket after being washed) draped over my TV to assist in the shot above.

There is more, I'm sure, but can't think of any thing else right now. We didn't get back home until 12:30 am last night, even though I was a good girl and didn't stop at the Trader Joe's I drove by on the way back from the workshop. A Trader Joe's! I knew it would be late by the time I got to my sister's to pick up Mom, and even later by the time we got home, so didn't stop. I'm kicking myself now though. I should have stopped.

I didn't see this until I was looking through the 80 or so pictures it took to get the color right. The fiber rendition of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch.


cornbread hell said...

that's pretty funny about the scream.

rilera said...

You have definitely mastered blue. It's gorgeous!

That must have been the new Trader Joe's in St. Paul. My friend Ellen has been waiting 8 years for one to open near her. She's happy now.

Glad you had fun at the class and that your sister was able to spend time with your mom.

Lily said...

ooh, I sense a 'fiber renditions of famous works of art' theme coming on! What's the significance of Trader Joe's? Don't have them here in the UK.

JudyP613 said...

A Trader Joe's???? Wow, I totally understand the significance. Wish I had a Trader Joe's.

Annie said...

Lily, Trader Joe's is a quasi-grocery store/gourmet store. You can find things like Thai Lime and Chili peanuts and cashews there and a whole host of other delicious things. You never know if you will find it the next time you go though.

cornbread hell said...

trader joe's sounds awesome.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Love it! You got it!
Waiting to see Mona Lisa, next :-)

Mary Lou said...

Annie, those are gorgeous!