Peppers on a Sunday Afternoon

 

By Karen J

By Mar 08/2013

 

 
  1. Comment
    Strengths:
    Great colours and textures.
    Suggestions:
    Maybe try with different lighting, it seems a bit too dark on the right.
  2. Comment
    Strengths:
    Nice still shot especially with the bowl of peppers nicely off centre.
    Suggestions:
    The eye goes to the brightest parts of the image, which means the wall. If more light on the peppers, without blowing them out, took place, it could draw the eye more to that part of the photo.
  3. Comment
    Strengths:
    The soft focus and the light moving across the frame from the left take my eye to the bowl and then down to the dropped pepper (it seems to have escaped the overflowing bowl). There a nice blend of colour and texture.
    Suggestions:
    A sharper focus on either the main bowl or the escaped pepper would definitely change the impression you want to convey, but it might be another alternative.
  4. Comment
    Strengths:
    A lovely old world feel to this still life. Full of textures and colour, it brings the scene to life.
    Suggestions:
    A challenging composition with that lighting. Focus seems to be more on the wall and basket, and being sunlit, the wall also becomes a focal point. The peppers appear quite soft in comparison, suggesting that your emphasis was not on the peppers. Depth of field is difficult to judge in some situations, but tripods and smaller apertures can help ensure that all of the major elements in a still life are sharply focused.
  5. Comment
    Strengths:
    This a fine exercise in the subtle use of light, shade and textures. The soft tones on the peppers, the small highlights on the glass containers and the placement of the containers have all been beautifully handled. Excellent lighting and exposure, sharp. Nice use of a fur(?) background as an accent to the stronger colours of the peppers.
    Suggestions:
    It's difficult to be critical of such an attractive image, but if the basket were positioned slightly closer to the other objects that could help occupy the open area in the upper LH quarter of the frame. And that's being REALLY picky!