It’s time for another Brenda Photo Challenge! This is our February challenge, so we’re celebrating with a Red theme!
We visited a fall festival last year at a nearby Tennessee town. We had a great time, visiting at various craft booths, eating tasty barbeque, and listening to down-home country music. We were surrounded with old-fashioned, small town charm! A bushel basket of fresh red apples greeted us at the entrance gate. This image was captured with a little Nikon Coolpix S8000, and settings of f/4.4, 1/200 second, and ISO 100.
When we traveled in late 2009 over to Frankfort, Tennessee, we also visited the cute-as-a-button town of Leipers Fork. The exterior of an antique store with chippy red paint and a rusted Coca-Cola sign pulled me in for a photo shoot. This image was recorded with a Nikon D90, with settings of f/9, 1/320 second, and ISO 200. I applied a Topaz Adjust plug-in filter in Photoshop to emphasis the grittiness.
I took a special picture for this challenge and composed it in my studio room. In front is a vintage hobnail milk glass, filled to the brim with red perle cotton balls (used for redwork embroidery). An antique wooden spool cabinet serves as a backdrop. I found this Coats & Clark treasure on a vacation trip many years ago in Maine. I used my little Nikon Coolpix S8000 for the photo. The sidelight from the only window in the room was a bit intense. But I was trying to go a little bit artsy with this composition! I heavily desaturated the image and selectively emphasized the red cotton threads. The camera settings were f/4.6, 1/25 second, and ISO 400.
Now that you have seen my contributions to the challenge, please click on the link at the beginning of this post and find some other great Red images!