My last couple of posts have featured carefully arranged and nicely presented food and drink, I wanted to see if I could carefully arrange the opposite. I’m quite pleased with the result, but I think they are still a bit ‘reserved’.
Antithesis 1/3. Following my carefully styled porridge shot for @quakeroatsuk, I thought I would try to recreate something at the opposite end of the spectrum using cheap rolled oats. They boiled over in the microwave, but I’m sure my bluebell hen will be happy with these. (The nice version is six shots back.)
As an experiment, I posted these to the same hashtags that I posted the original pretty images, and predictably I didn’t get the same number of likes. However, I did get a favourable reaction from a few people – and one that I felt was more genuine.
I used the same approach to composition as the original pictures: a shallow depth of field or a flat lay.
I could have gone a lot more edgy with these, and made them quite gritty using some on-camera flash and a different setting, but I quite like them as a set.