Fallen leaf on the edge of the pond at the former Willows Garden Centre, near Westhay, on the Somerset Levels; 25 Aug 2005.  I love the dark tones of the water and pond liner, and the leaf provides the splash of different colour that makes the photo.

But this might still be a worthwhile photo without the leaf – if the leaf were not there, I’d rotate the image 90 degrees anticlockwise, so that the beautiful blues of the liner would occupy the (now portrait format) picture’s left side.  It might still be an effective image.

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Technique: Nikon F6 with 80-200 Nikkor lens; tripod; Fuji Provia 400 colour slide film rated at 800 ISO.


This is a new category on this blog – Archive Still Life studies.  The Still Life definition will certainly be followed loosely – e.g. some studies may only have been made “still” by the split second opening of the camera’s shutter – and my objective will be to use as many different types / genres of subject matter as possible.  Some images will be Minimalist and, in general, I try to make simpler images, rather than cramming them with visual content.

Some new Still Life studies will (hopefully!) continue to appear.



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