When I visit others' blogs, I'm always impressed with how beautiful their presentations are….the photos….and how well written too.
I don't know about you, but there are just some weeks when I'm not terribly inspired to do a shoot. The weather is cold and overcast or it's just plain winter!! I should not
complain knowing how a lot of the country is buried under snow and ice. Here I sit in beautiful sunny (not always) California.
I took almost 50 shots of this subject and had only a couple maybe sort of worth working with. I had to laugh at some of the shots. The chocolate looked like little turds….nothing picturesque
at all. This is the final result. I know I just need to keep shooting.
I applied Kim's "Grunged" preset.
After looking at my edit, I decided I wasn't happy with the blown out highlights and went back to Lightroom and used the radial filter. A little better….
This mug is one of my favorites. I got it at a restaurant in Chicago….called, oddly enough, "Scoozi". The cup must be 25 or 30 years old. I wonder if "Scoozi" is still there. We had a delightful dinner there one evening. It had one of the biggest bars I've ever seen.
I'm linking up with Texture Tuesday over at Kim's and also with Be Still 52. I used Kim's "Distressed Wood" texture. I liked the texture it added to the backdrop and the base under the composition (in first shot). I think the radial filter did away with most of that
wood texture in the second shot.
Here's to lots of joy in your life!