February 2, 2012

Still Life


Before I begin, I have to mention a grammatical nuance that is rather confusing to me, and now I am second guessing every single punctuation mark and word I've ever written in my entire life because of it.  What is the plural of "Still Life"?  There can only be two options, "Still Lifes" or "Still Lives."  Neither of them look right, so I'm going to opt for something completely different: still life photographs and/or paintings.  Problem solved! 

I've always loved pictures and paintings of objects, the way items are placed and lit can be so beautiful.  A still life has the power to turn ordinary objects such as fruit, a bowl, or a vase into something magical.  The thing I love about photographing inanimate objects is that I can compose them exactly how I envision, and they never complain.  However, I have yet to photograph a still life that I truly feel satisfied with and proud of.  In my eyes, there's always something missing.  I was able to use natural light from my three fantastic windows, and I found these flowers near my house, but the colors weren't exactly what I had wanted.  BUT, I can always use practice, so here it is!

I'm not sure which, if any, I should post for sale on Etsy.  Any thoughts?  Do my readers have a favorite?










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11 comments:

  1. I like numbers 2 & 3. :)

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  2. Beautiful concept! I would agree on #2 and #3.

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  3. Thank you! That's really helpful :)

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  4. Beautiful! I like 2 & 3, too. And I agree about the weirdness of making "still life" plural.

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    1. Right?! So odd.

      And thank you for the input!

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  5. All of these Still Life Photographs are lovely. However, if I HAD to choose, I would go for 2 & 3 as well. Wonderful work!

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    1. Thank you!

      By the way, you create amazing treasuries! I'm just now going through them.

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  6. So lovely! When in doubt I tend to add a word that I am sure how to pluralise e.g.still life paintings, still life photograph. However, I am pretty sure it wouldn't be 'still lives' as that sounds like it refers to people being still?
    Thanks so much for your amazing comment on my blog! Great advice!!! x

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    1. Either that, or somebody's life coming to a halt? Which makes me think of death... It's just awkward in so many ways!

      You're welcome! I'm glad it was helpful :)

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