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My name is Helen and I am a Photographer living in England. I started this Blog on the day that my Grandma died, three months after my Father died and several weeks before a third funeral. Initially it was a very personal way to stay connected to the people I'd lost and it helped, it really did. But writing and taking pictures everyday has taken me to places I never dreamed possible and I am now marching into Photography as a full time proffession. A big thank you to my followers, to those who take the time to comment and to new visitors, I hope we will become Blog friends too...

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

cherries and chocolate

Nature has been rather dull here as the Autumn glory is over and were left with a mucky brown landscape. The crisp glistening world of winter hasn't begun yet and although the berries are on the trees there is no frost to make them sparkle.

Theres a lot of rain and a lot of wind, not exactly ideal photography weather for someone who gets cold just looking out of the window.


This time last year I had gone a real pearler on the ice walking to work, one of those embarrassing legs straight from under you moments on a puddle that had iced over and been hidden by the snow. I remember it hadn't been the first dicey moment that winter so its all rather mundane this year, that we've had no decent weather to inspire or to warrant getting

frostbitten fingers for.


I'm sure if I went tramping over hill and dale I'd find something that caught my eye. The light is a dull not really bothering to try kind of light but I would think with a bit of editing....

no I'm not drawn to it.

So instead of wallowing in the negative, I went to the supermarket and bought some bits to have a play with. Cue my living room window cill (with a lovely warm radiator underneath)

a spotlight, a piece of black board, a spare bathroom tile and a bar of chocolate...

perfect photography conditions I'd say!



Looking at the pictures, there are a little too many stalks and perhaps the tile could have done with being black too as its a little busy but oh the light and darks, the reflections and shadows!

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you that the weather just LOOKS too cold out and I'd rather wander about the house looking for inspiration to strike. Your idea of going to the grocery store is genius and I love these cherries. My fave is the simplicity of the first one and the one where the chocolate is being poured. I think you're right that there a few too many stems in the later shots, but they're appealing none the less.

    Happy Holidays!

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