I set out to do a series of conceptual still life images depicting the passage of time. I wanted the colors to have a saturated depth but be nostalgic at the same time. To achieve this, I first enhanced the color space to deepen the colors. Next I reduced the vibrancy with an overlay layer of a monochromatic platinum tint with its opacity reduced to around 30%.
All photos were taken with a Nikon D600 and either a 60mm macro or 85mm tilt-shift lens.
|To take this photo using my own hands I had the camera mounted on an overhead tripod and connected the new Nikon WU-1b wireless transmitter to the camera, and downloaded the Nikon app allowing me to control the camera from my cell phone. With the cell phone positioned off to the side where I could see the transmitted image and compose the shot, I had an assistant click the shutter by tapping on the phone. I will be featuring a description of the WU-1b in a later blog post.|
|For this photo I wanted to have all the objects in sharp focus while maintaining a soft background. To achieve this I took ten photos each one moving the focus point from the foreground string towards the background bottle. I later combined all ten images using Helicon Focus.|
|I titled this photo "Bye-Bye Dearie" after the final line of the letter.|