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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Day 150 (August 8) - Fragile

Inspired by this photo I found on a blog linked to Flickr, I decided to try out some photos of eggshells, sans concept. So I wasted an egg (sorry, I know, I should have eaten it, or saved it, but I wasn't hungry and I'm lazy), set up the shell next to my large windows in the afternoon light on my blue tile floor and took some photos.

Here are two of them, the second one processed two different ways. I was just mousing over presets in Lightroom, and I liked this one that turned the eggshell white. Honestly, I'm not even sure what settings the preset changed, but I liked the effect. Think I like the original better, but it's always fun to try different options out.


  1. I like the last one best. I guess it is because the "down-playing" (is it proper English? It is not my native language...) of colors lets you focus purely on the shape of shells. Otherwise, the worm and intense color of background is too distracting. The photo could work as black-and-white, or subtle duo tone as well, if you are up to some more playing in Lightroom.

  2. i like the second one best... because I'm fond of the farm-fresh eggs and a more evening/fall color scheme. although for some reason I don't like how clean the egg is... my eyes search for a drip of egg white desperately clinging on.

  3. Hmmmm, maybe I'll try a 'messy' egg shot soon. At least my floor tiles are easy to clean!

  4. I like both the second and third for different reasons. I like the warmth of the second photo, and the crisp coolness of the last photo. I think the second photo is the shot I'd like to look at over and over again if it was hanging in my kitchen though, so I guess that's my favorite.


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