TAOP: Assignment 2 – Elements of design: Two points – Eggs and Flour
December 27, 2011
The seventh shot for assignment 2 – “elements of design”. This one is to illustrate ‘two points’. And is probably one of my preferred shots – along with ‘Toast’.
Eggs and Flour
(ISO200, 1/60sec exposure, f/16 aperture)
Shot on manual, with very narrow aperture for greatest depth of field – particularly as I wanted both egg yolks to be in focus, along with the flour.
I think the dominant point here is the left yolk, which is nearer so appears larger in frame. They’re both placed in a ‘rule of thirds’ configuration with a diagonal between them to create interest in the shot.
Unlike the majority of the shots I’ve taken I think this one looks less ‘staged’ and tells more of a narrative of the food being prepared. I’m glad of that as I was a little concerned that – because all my shots are setup still-lifes – my overall assignment would lack an extra dimension.