My Week of Photos - Red on White

For this week of photos with my DSLR, I actually combined two photo challenges. On Easy Camera Lessons, they were focusing on photographing items on a white backdrop. But then I ran across another weekly photography challenge from Dogwood Photography. I chose to concentrate on the week three challenge of photographing red items. So this week's photos are all red items on a white backdrop:

 ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/250 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/250 sec with 50mm lens

First up, a red book that I have read (I know, funny play on words there!). For this one, I basically draped some white muslin across the floor and up onto an ottoman, placed a book under the muslin on the floor to raise up the red book a bit off the floor, then placed the book away from the back of the fabric to eliminate as much shadow as possible.

 ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/500 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/500 sec with 50mm lens

I did a bit of baking over the weekend and thought the board with flour made a great white backdrop. So I pulled out my box of cookie cutters and found this red heart.

 ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/100 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/100 sec with 50mm lens

We had strawberries with our waffles on Sunday morning. But before I started slicing them up, I pulled out a couple sheets of white paper towels to work as my backdrop for this set up. I just draped the paper towels up and over a cup, then set the strawberries away from the backdrop.

 ISO 800, f/9.0, 1/50 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 800, f/9.0, 1/50 sec with 50mm lens

For this shot, I placed a white piece of paper on the ground outside, filled the white bowl with red jelly beans, then shot this one from above. I closed down the aperture so you can see the details of the bowl. 

 ISO 1600, f/4.0, 1/50 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 1600, f/4.0, 1/50 sec with 50mm lens

Red thread and white fabric, almost makes me want to do some redwork embroidery.

 ISO 1600, f/3.5, 1/60 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 1600, f/3.5, 1/60 sec with 50mm lens

I have been knitting more dishcloths to sell and to have on hand for bridal shower gifts. My red row counter and white yarn made a perfect capture for this last shot of the week.

That wraps up my week of red on white photos. Which one is your favorite?

Have you ever combined two photo challenges in one week?