I needed a still life photo for the monthly competition in the Blue Water Shutterbugs Camera Club. and with limited mobility I had to utilize what I had on hand…a wine basket I received as a Christmas gift. It was a fun time setting up and shooting the photographs, with both good and bad moments:
The Good: The French wine, Lindt chocolate, my wine glasses and fresh raspberries went together nicely to create a still life image.
The Bad: I had to open a bottle of wine to put in the glasses for the shoot (well, maybe this has some secondary good to it).
The Good: I used Leelenau Cellers Raspberry wine instead of the higher alcohol content of the French wine I received as a gift.
The Bad: I had to drink the opened wine after the photo shoot, and with little food in my stomach I was feeling pretty good (maybe that isn’t a bad thing, a little buzz can be fun).
The Good: I really like the raspberry wine, which smells like fresh raspberries when you uncork it, and at least had the forethought to put some dinner in the oven.
The Bad: While doing the shoot and re-arranging the set-up one of the glasses tipped over, spilling wine on my table.
The Good: It was the glass with the least amount of wine in it, and the spill gave me an alternative set-up to try.
The Bad: With red wine there is always the risk of it staining, and I was leaving it spilled on the table to take the additional photos.
The Good: No stains!
The Bad: I was having so much fun I took way more photographs than I needed.
The Good: I enjoyed the time spent shooting and ended up with a usable photo for the competition.
The Bad: I drank the entire bottle of wine….do I have to count the calories?
The Good: The photo was well received when judged.
The Bad: Now I’m itching to go out and shoot more pictures, which wouldn’t be bad if I wasn’t so grounded waiting for my ankle to recover.
The Good: It is in my future!
Motto of the Story:
Have a Good Day, Drink a Little Wine, Shoot a Few Pictures and Enjoy Life!