Sunday, September 7, 2008

Strawberries Inspire


With the summer coming to an end I am starting to get sad about all the local Farmer's Market and stands closing in October. This was my first year to really get to know where and what I could buy locally. I picked up these strawberries yesterday and they are so sweet, in both the adorable tiny size and taste. While I was playing around with the image, I sampled some colors and fell in love with the red and green I got. I believe I have just found some color inspiration for the holiday cards I need to start cracking on.

Also, I am setting up a good photo "area" to achieve better lighting in my photos. I wrapped up several pieces of cardboard in white butcher paper to provide back + side lighting which really seems to help. I think it will be pretty helpful as the days start getting darker.

4 comments:

sunnie_fairy said...

great idea for lighting! you made me hungry, though... :]

andothersuchthings said...

Do you use something to sample the colors? Or just the eye dropper? I've heard there are sites where you can submit photos and they'll spit out a palate, but I haven't played much with them...
Love those colors! Such a good idea.
btw, I am obsessed with my tablet. It is my best friend. Once you get used to it, you'll fall in love too!

mushroommeadows said...

Lighting is such a toughie for me! :) It looks like you did a great job though! :)

Kelly Medina said...

Thanks, I think the white boards are helping a lot.

I used the eye dropper to sample the colors. That sounds like an interesting idea to get a full palette of colors from an image.

I am definitely starting to like my tablet a lot. :)

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