I have been sick most of this week and so I haven't been outside to grab the end of the fall season shots I had planned. Instead I have played a little in the office with things I have brought indoors for some close up work in the past weeks. Here are a couple shots of decayed Chinese lanterns taken on sheets of paper using a focused beam flashlight as the source. In the first shot the paper is actually white but taking advantage of the flashlights (and not auto-white balancing) inherent color I ended up with a very warm background. In both images I chose to go with diagonal shadows to create more dynamic images.
I have been creating images via film, video and digital technology for most of my life. This blog contains a brief record of what I am learning as I pursue the path of a photographer. Hopefully it will help others on this same path.