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Beauty in the Unexpected

I love when something unexpected becomes a beautiful photo. Last Memorial Day, our family had a ‘shrimp boil’ and I decided to document the feast on film. I took pictures of the entire process from boiling, to dumping, to feasting (see my flickr set Shrimp Boil.) At the end of the dinner, I stood up on the picnic table bench and took an overhead shot of what was left on the table.

I took this picture with my Nikon D80, f/5.3, 1/320 sec., and my ISO was set at 1600 (probably because it was very late in the afternoon/early evening.) The white paper covering the table became the perfect background to show off the colors of the corn, shrimp shells, celery and potatoes. This photo was my favorite because of the strong diagonal of muted colors balanced by the saturated color of the corncob contrasting the white paper. Beauty in the unexpected.

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Posted March 9, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in Uncategorized

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