The Partiologist: Photo Challenge!

Photo Challenge!

You may have heard that the great and powerful LilaLoa is having a photo challenge on her blog.  With great faith in my photography I decided to play along.  That faith quickly faded.  After making several Easter cookies, I decided those would be the ones I would photograph for the challenge. 
 
And a challenge it was...first I wondered around the house and tried to find something to place my cookies in.  I finally decided upon a drawer out of an antique chest.  Then I worked, for what seemed like forever, to arrange them in the drawer.  Let's just say a few cookies were injured in the making of this film.  Cookies frosted in butter cream do not stack well, so I ended up with rows of cookies.

Clearly, this photo needs some help. 
Next I decided to try another set of cookies with out the drawer...I used the very original idea of green paper shred.  And it turned out like this~
 
 
I really like the way the colors pop, but I see shadows and I can't get rid of them.  So I now decide to pretend I wanted the shadows and worked very hard to get them!
 
I admire those who have such lovely photography on their blog, with the fancy focus and beautiful settings.  (I'm pretty sure they use camera's with straps and probably tri-pods too).  I'm just not ready for the giant leap in photography, so I'll stick to my little Cannon that I still can't figure out.
 
I want to thank you for following my blog even though I don't have the best photos.  (I try and make up for it in great ideas!) 
 
Say Cheese!
 


20 comments :

  1. Photography is so tricky - I think I struggle more with it than any other aspect of blogging!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one!

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  2. Your photos are always beautiful . . . it is hard to improve on what is already terrific!

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    1. Oh, you're so very sweet to say that! :)

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  3. Cookies are beautiful! Kathy

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  4. All of your Easter cookies are wonderful and I have always enjoyed your photography on this blog. Good luck with LilaLoa's contest.

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    1. Thanks Paula for the words of encouragement!

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  5. Photography and coding is the hardest part of blogging for me. I "Just Keep swimming,Just keep swimming!" and hope I get it right! LOL Your photos always look great Kim. And your cookies are incredible!

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    1. Well, you're one step ahead of me...I don't even know what coding is!! :) And you make photography look easy!! :)

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  6. I too struggle every day to take nice photos. I often feel when I get a great shot that it is just pure luck. In the gloomy days of winter it is especially hard to get nice bright shots. Some day I'll invest in a DSLR camera, but right now, I use a point and shoot.

    No matter the quality of your pictures, the quality of your work is impeccable. Your food and party ideas are wonderful and I enjoy seeing each and every picture you take!

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    1. Once in a great while, I do get a good photo and I'm thrilled, usually it's because of good natural light - not because of anything I've done! Your words of encouragement always brighten my day - thanks!

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  7. I agree with Beth; your work is impeccable! I am in love with that top photo!

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    1. Thanks Sue - at first I didn't love the photo, but NOW I do!

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  8. I think your photography is great, but, no photo could ever do justice to your fabulous cookies! The BEST ever!!!

    (No wonder you never call me - too busy with photography!) :)

    Cheeron!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I could call you right now, but it's 4:45 a.m.!! :)

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  9. I think your photos are excellent! Great composition! Your decorating is flawless. I am new to your blog and I have spent hours and hours on it already. I love your work, your talent, your humor and your creativity. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful blog!

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    1. You don't know how happy your comment has made me - Thank you so much!

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  10. Oh yes I love how you added the depth to that second photo. It takes work to get the lights at just the right angle :) Yup I need a tripod as well, it's on my to buy list. Thanks for sharing this fun post.

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    1. On rare occasions, I have perfect light and get great photos - most of the time I don't! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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