Strawberries On A Pedestal by Holly Cawfield

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My kitchen is starting to look like a fruit market as I continue practicing with still life. Today the strawberries are photographed and tonight they’re dessert. :-D



  • Holly Cawfield
    Holly Cawfieldabout 6 years ago

  • janpiller
    janpillerabout 6 years ago

    Wow!!!! You’re on a roll!! This is gorgeous Holly!

  • Thanks Jan! And especially thanks for the advice! :-D

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 6 years ago

    Ohhh, Holly! Beautiful!!! I LOVE this! It’s perfect! – Pat

  • Thank you so much Pat!! I’m really glad you like it! :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautabout 6 years ago

    Okay Holly, this one is so good it gave me chilly bumps! Your light and composition are both enviable and beautiful. I especially love the textured background that has traces of the red strawberries in it. This reminds me of a classical painting. Ah, that is what this piece says…..CLASS!….FIRST CLASS!

  • I think reading your comment gave me chilly bumps Carolyn! Thank you so much!! Aha….you saw the red in the background eh? I read an article on composition the other day that there’s always supposed to be something for the viewer to discover in a piece…something that isn’t obvious. You discovered it!! :-D

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Plukie
    Plukieabout 6 years ago

    Holly, this is just wonderful!!! You treat your camera as an extension of you, everything you photograph look so natural and “meant to be” Simply fantastic.

  • Oh Pat….what a truly lovely comment. Thank you so much!! :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichabout 6 years ago

    This image is so perfect, Holly. You are very good at still life photography. I am wondering if you use studio lights when you do this work.

  • What a kind comment David. I’m only just learning still life and there’s a long way to go…. if you ever saw my ‘deleted items’ file you’d know what I mean! LoL I don’t have any studio lights and usually I depend on natural light. However, this week the weather is just February grey so I’ve been using one of the flourescent compact bulbs….at least on this one I did. I’m not trying to cast a light over a wide area so it seems to be sufficient but I really like natural light the best and especially when the light hits on certain angles through the window of the sunroom here. I did some online window shopping for studio lights….yikes!…so I’m thinking I might pick up some construction lights at the hardware store as per Jan Piller’s suggestion and see how they work.

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Julia  Thomas
    Julia Thomasabout 6 years ago

    such a stunning series!!

  • Thank you Julia….it’s an amazing bit of fun to try and work out a still life.

    – Holly Cawfield

  • rosedew
    rosedewabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you Rose! :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatabout 6 years ago

    Bet that tasted as good as you make them look too ;) lovely work again Holly.

  • Thanks HH! I hope you’re having a great time in exotic Thailand!

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerabout 6 years ago

    yum what a fantastic image

  • Thank you Lois! :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

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