The sky was dark with overcast all week so any attempt to use natural lighting for today’s projects was futile. Then, experimentation with artificial sources came to mind for photographing today’s three projects.
A mid 20th century Frankoma black and orange space age planter bowl contains stark, severe plant forms. A uranium glass depression era ash tray holds a 21st century paperweight. The simple still-life is lit by a standard filament bulb at the left. A black-light tube glows at the right in order to optimally display the uranium glass.
A tan Frankoma florist bowl is the base for a 1980s inspired arrangement of blue elements. A Homco blue jay figurine completes the color scheme. I used two standard LED fixtures to illuminate the set-up.
The same lighting is used for the Japanese stoneware bowl that contains a three stemmed succulent. The very simple planting is accompanied by a “ribbet” toy frog. The novelty makes a “ribbet” sound when the dowel is rubbed against the spine of the frog.