Saturday, November 22, 2008

Creative Process: Photography



I found this leaf skeleton.



I went right to the sweet spot in my kitchen... you know, that spot where all the natural light pours in through the window, reflecting off the white house next door and bouncing off my old white formica counter.

It looked kind of blah to me.


So I decided to try a different surface. The closest thing I could find, was the pancake griddle. It was perfect! It had just enough reflective-ness to turn the brown to bronze, and the darkness drew out the delicate veins of the leaf.
Sometimes, the most important part of the creative process, is to be brave & try new things.
xoh

12 comments:

Jersey Girl in DC said...

That's beautiful :)

Anil P said...

The last picture, perfect.

nadia said...

Stunning! love all of them. loved most of all that you noticed it..

please sir said...

Oh looks lovely...I enjoy both, but the black makes it almost look metallic...wow.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Beautiful, Heidi! I like both of them but the last the most.

Stephanie said...

Wow - a pancake griddle? Who would have thought!

Joyce said...

Heidi- I love these photos very beautiful and masterpieces! Hmmm... don't you wonder how many people passed this little treasure running from one place to the next and missed the treasure at their feet.

pve design said...

Pancakes must be fun at your house.
You sure know how to try new things.
Wow that photo is hot.

hello gorgeous said...

It looks like it's made of gold.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. xo

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

LOVE! I think I need that last photo!!

ambika said...

I've found that photographing some of my jewelry, the cookie sheet really gives off a great light. Funny, that.

Paul Pincus said...

i'm loving these images!