I am on day 249… and I feel i have lost it, I have run out of steam – yesterday I tried to take one photo every hour for a challenge that I did before on the 1st Saturday of the month and I was not inspired, nothing looked right, nothing inspired me and I woke up this morning thinking this was it … I have run out of blog!
And then the most amazing thing happened – thanks Adrian – a local artist and friend – who had gotten up early this morning and gone Mackerel fishing and surprised me with some fresh mackerel – and I thought … I have just got to capture those….
So sorry to the faint hearted … this is a photo of my tea tonight, my hubby has agreed to cook them… but here they are on my chopping board just 3 hours from being caught on a fishing line from one of the beaches I regularly take photos of… this inspired me to pick up my camera with enthusiasm this morning after all!
I used mainly my 17-70mm lens, window light from the left hand side and handheld on auto ISO.
I thought about how I would like to present them – we got 11 fish… I choose 3 as it would create a more powerful composition… thought about the diagonals presentation, the colour – I choose to showcase them on wood but with a grey behind matching the fish colours. i added two limes – one whole and one half for colour, but felt it needed more texture so added some fresh basil…. the only herb I had available!
I got in close – not my ideal shot… and they have dripped on my wood block which is distracting!
Closed and with diagnoals firmly in mind – the fish follows the line of the chopping board and the diagonals run into the corners.
Looking at details … not to my personal taste…. but don’t they look fresh!
Fish tail – looking at the details of the fish…..
The shiny texture of the scales – just shows how fresh this fish is.
Changed lens – just to see …. and a different composition of the same arrangement. My favorite shot has to be my first and I can’t wait for dinner tonight …. any anyway as the title says … I may have run out of steam … but today it does not matter – hubby is going to grill them 🙂