The second batch of images was just of the blister packs. These images were quite interesting. The one below I really quite liked.
I liked the sharp contrasts of black, white and grey. I particularly liked the way the light reflected off the open blisters. After this batch of photos I decided to pop the pills out of the packs and take photos of those. I took a few in black and white, but the colour versions worked much better. In particular this photo really haunted me. It was the one I submitted.
I took this picture after twiddling with my menu. Playing with exposure and saturation etc. I can't for the life of me remember what I did, but looking at the properties of the photo on Picasa I can see that the Exposure Bias is -0.66 and the ISO is 125. The Saturation is High and the Sharpness is Hard. I don't know what that means, but maybe it will enlighten me in the future when I understand these things better.
I love how the grain on the wood contrasts with the shiny plastic coating of the tablets. I think it looks sad and dark and sums up my feelings towards this essential part of my life. This picture only shows the tablets I take before bed.
Moving away from the depressing thoughts of rattling with pills, I am really enjoying this challenge and seeing all the other great photos on the Group Pool is really inspiring me. I went to the library this week and have taken out a couple of books on digital photography as I really want to understand what I'm doing with the menus on my camera. It looks like I might actually start using all the functions at last, rather than letting the software take care of everything for me. It's fun learning a new skill.
Next week's subject is Colourful. Do you think I might be a bit predictable and use my yarn stash as my subject matter?