I know everyone is overwhelmed with all sorts of different electronic communications, and I certainly don’t want to unnecessarily add to that load. This past weekend, as I was playing around with a new look for this blog, I think I may have inadvertently sent out email notifications of a new post. The subject line may have been something like “[New Post] 411” or something similar. Sorry about that!
The New Look
Well, what do you think? Good, bad, indifferent? Really, I’d like to know. Is the white text on the black background okay? Do you like the previews of multiple posts with the “Read more” option? Please send me a quick note with your thoughts using the “Contact Me” form on the right, send me an email at “greenpixmail [at] gmail.com” or simply reply to this post with a comment.
Besides the new look, I’ve added a feature I call “Nice Folks, Nice Things” along the left sidebar of the Home page. You’ll notice that clicking on these images will open a new window with a link to that person’s Etsy shop. Would you like to be featured in this section? Just make sure that you’re an email subscriber to this blog, and that you contact me with the URL of your shop, website or blog, and I’ll do my best to work everyone in at some point. No promises and no guarantees, but I’ll try to be fair!
As I’ve said before, sometimes a photo just looks “right.”
This one, from Wil Morris Pottery, shows a green Ikebana vase in a very simple setting. The (almost) pure white of the foreground transitions beautifully through many shades of gray to the nondescript darker background. If you’ve read my previous posts, you know by now that I’m usually not a big fan of shadows. But in those examples, the shadows were distracting and inappropriate. In this photo, the shadow adds some dimensional and tonal interest to an otherwise muted scene. It’s also a great complement to the unlit opening in the top of the vase. Nice job Wil!
And that’s all I have to say (for now). Until next time … Happy Shooting!