It’s been a couple days since I’ve completed my “Final” version of a wine still life. It was a little more complicated than expected. Or else my standards are just very high. Actually – both. However, my completed wine shot is now posted.
My first attempt was shooting this as a single object. I kind of like the simplicity of it here as a single bottle but perhaps a little on the “Meh” side. I processed this from color to black and white to see what I liked more. I thought it was as appealing in black and white as it was in color.
And then I decided to add a little. I thought the bottle seemed lonely so I added a traditional touch to it as you see here. A few grapes and a touch of green with the candle display. And so I considered this as my final version. So, enough of that. I added the green candle thing only because I liked how it contrasted with all the red. The wine label has a green component that I think was also brought out by the candle display. I learned quite a lot shooting this display and will definitely pursue more still life displays in the future.
Last but not least, there are a couple of outdoor shots to add. We are experiencing such Spring like weather that I couldn’t help but add some Almond Orchard shots and another from Gray Lodge both just on the north side of the Sutter Buttes – all taken just last week. If you’ve been driving around the Sacramento Valley at all these past couple of weeks you can’t help but notice some of the almond orchards – they are all in bloom. That’s a wrap for now.