Happy Veteran's Day! I appreciate all the sacrifices made. and thank you for your service.
This week we are balancing with objects. I created this still life image in a photography workshop this week. I don't make a lot of still life images, so this proved challenging. With still life, balancing and placing the objects is vital as is the perspective from which you shoot it from.
I am a sentimental person and have many mementos around my home that have meaning to me. In this image, I am paying homage to my Swedish heritage. Three of my grandparents were Swedish and they even speculated that my grandfathers may have immigrated on the same ship in the early 1900's. This is a Swedish bible from my family homestead. The oak table (with maple leaves) is from my grandparents and my grandfather beautifully refinished it. Growing up, we had many Sunday dinner and card games around this table. I like the familiar squeaks and sounds it makes.
I took these 2 weeks ago, while shooting for balance and they are examples of shooting people with an objects for balance.