Cup and Saucer – Still Life


Still life image of a Cup and Saucer, complimented with flowers and heart candle.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
F/Number: f/16
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 60mm
Shutter Speed:
2.5 sec
Software:
Lightroom Classic

Charity shops are the ideal place to find bits and pieces for Still Life Photography.. this cup and saucer was £2. In fact it was cheaper than the heart shaped candles. 😀 😀 Add a few flowers and you have a great subject for photography.

Lightroom Processing

  • Profile Used – Adobe Portrait.
  • Basic Panel:
    • Temp – 5150
    • Exposure – +11
    • Contrast – +81
    • Highlights – -47
    • Shadows – +37
    • Whites – +10
    • Blacks – +13
    • Clarity: -60
    • Vibrance: -23
    • Saturation: +2
  • Gradient Filters x 3 set at -1.29 and different widths, just to darken the edges.

For this image that is all the processing I carried out. I just love how the candle light shone on the bone china cup.

Posted as Part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.


On another topic completely different.. I have another train image for you showing the lights of London. However, due to a moving train and a mobile phone being used, there was a lot of noise. So I put the image through Topaz Impression 2 and gave it a paint effect.

Photographed from a train heading over the River Thames

Have a great weekend everyone…. and stay safe! Until next time…

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