Weekly Photo Challenge: “Arranged”
I don’t do too much still life work but with the way my wife decorated for Thanksgiving last year, I was inspired to set up this composition. I wanted to create an image that not only reflected the occasion literally but also invoked that mixed nuance of heartfelt warmth and love that is attributed with the season, and that people try to acquire most times of the year. That’s an important story, and I like to think that most people can relate to it.
After taking a series of bracketed shots and eliminating the ones that I didn’t care for, I left three keepers on my hard drive. Figuring I might do post-prod with them a year later for Thanksgiving 2012, I did nothing more with them until this challenge.
“Cozy” is the working name; I’m not sure I’m done with this piece. I’ve pushed the warm hues to make them pop and convey the atmosphere of contentment but I’m still wondering if I should crop the top down a little more. I just don’t want to shave off too much because I’m quite drawn to the two-tone aesthetics of the lit and shaded parts of the walls.
The floor is open for critique.