Hello everyone !
One of the things I really enjoy doing in photography is grouping objects together to create vignettes. What I like about them is the creative aspect. I like racking my brain to think about what I could possibly put together to create a perfect match and the only limit in the process is my own imagination. When I come up with an idea I have a clear vision of how I want the vignette to look like and when I succeed in creating an image which reflects my vision, I am truly happy.
But creating vignettes is not always easy. There’s all sorts of aspects to deal with : The lighting, the background, the placement of objects. The placement is the most difficult part. Sometimes I’m sure it’s going to be just perfect, but when I see the photo on my screen I start noticing details I didn’t see when preparing and shooting the vignette. It can take up to 6 ou 7 attempts before I finally get it right and sometimes everything’s wrong and I have to reconsider the whole vignette. When that happens it can take an hour just for shooting and another hour for editing. But I love it so much because it’s creative and very satisfying when I finally obtain the desired result.
The starting point of these vignettes was based on themes I selected. These themes are Provence, country, pastel colours and fly-fishing. I had much fun creating them and I think it was worth the time and effort :)
A little story behind this vignette. Many years ago my boyfriend and I used to go fly-fishing. We would enter into the river and I vividly remember how peaceful and beautiful it was. I had the sensation of being one with the river. Walking on its rocks and feeling its water flowing all around me, sometimes as high as my waist, I felt intimate and connected to mother nature and our loving planet. I miss these days, we don’t go fly-fishing anymore. I am still connected to mother nature in other ways but fly-fishing is very special because there’s a great feeling of peacefulness that is very soothing. When you’re so close to nature you feel her life force and you begin to understand that it is not just a beautiful landscape, but that it is alive just like you are and that you can reach and connect with nature within your soul.
The photo in the frame is my boyfriend Bob, the rod, reel and net are his and the salmon fly and frog are his work. He is very talented at making flies, he has about five hundred of them. I will have this photo printed on high quality photo paper and it will hang in his den.
I have some more vignettes I’m working on that I will share later. Let me know what you think of these ones,
I’m hoping to go to the sugar-shack some time soon so I can take beautiful pictures and share them. Have a nice week-end everyone !
I’m joining Cindy at Show And Tell Friday
Honey at Potpourri Friday
And Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday