This week's Be Still 52 challenge
"create a still life photo
inspired by a still life painting."
After a little bit of research
a lot of thought
I captured this
mountain bike shoes.
And once I had
through my lens
I felt compelled to
with pencil on paper.
When, at last, while seeing/drawing,
you see for the first time
what all your life
you have only looked at and recognized,
it reveals itself to be of inconceivable intricacy.
The commonplace becomes uncommon.
I have been biking the trails in these shoes
from the foothills west of Denver
to the steep summertime slopes of
Winter Park, Copper Mountain and Crested Butte
to the rugged cliffs overlooking
the Colorado River.
You might say
these are my favorite shoes.
They securely fasten me
to my trusty
Specialized Stump Jumper
for hiking long distances
in all terrain.
(I once walked over a mile in them
with my flat-tired bike.)
Canon EOS 6D
Tamron SP 24-70 f/2.8 lens
f/5.0 0.6 sec
I purposely chose to shoot in the laundry room
as that is where we store our bike gear
and I wanted to capture
original capture SOOC
Staging in a cramped space,
my back against the wall
Lillian doesn't like the laundry room
I experimented a lot with
color saturation, vibrancy, clarity, exposure
because - face it - bike gear can be gaudy;
and the basement laundry room
is not the most flattering setting.
Then I applied
Kim's kk_walnut preset
and further adjusted
a bit more.
I auditioned a number
of textures and combinations
on this one
Font: Carbon Credit
I was inspired by these still life paintings
pinned from http://cargocollective.com/creativesyrup/Still-life-painting
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