Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Rich Colors of a Summer Day.

The Cow (2)1

Baby cows

During the summer months it is a fantastic time to take advantage of the fantastic colors and natural lighting that is available. If you go for a drive in the country, the fresh green grasses and the wonderful blue sky make a wonderful backdrop for for any photo opportunities. My family tends to make fun of me, but I love to take pictures of cows. They are such gentle creatures and they really do 'pose' nicely for a photograph

Below is the color palette that I created to go along with the summer photographs that I was  shooting. This will be how I translate my photos to my mixed media artwork and painting/drawing.



Color Palette~

Summer Surprise by, Susan.Weckesser


So take your camera and go and enjoy the summer sun!

Happy shooting!



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Playing with Beach Glass

colored glass & glass

I had fun playing with a handful of colored beach and a wine glass for a photo shoot. It was amazing to see the different effects that I could achieve by placing the camera in different spots and using natural light to enhance the color of the beach glass.

glass in glass

I used an open window as a background in this setting where in the other shots I enjoys the contrast of the dark flooring against the bright colors of the glass.

colored glass

It is so amazing how something so simply can be so beautiful!