Day 362 of my ‘A Photo A Day’ project.

With the end of my project fast approaching I wanted to get one more art material photograph before it was too late! Everytime I dig out my box of art equipment I usually head for the colour pencils and crayons, but this time I wanted to go for the more simple black and white tones. I originally planned to shoot the box right up close, with only the sticks of chalk showing, going from dark to light. However, when I set my camera up on it’s tripod, I thought that leaving the edges of the box in would look much more interesting and abstract. I decided to have the point of light coming from the top right, so it would naturally illuminate the white chalks and cast less light on the black ones, adding to the tonal effect.

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    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – petegrev

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Karen!

    – petegrev

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 2 years ago

    outstanding texture and lighting… I hope you’ll keep going with the project?

  • Thank you so much Bernd! I intend to get to 366 then finish the photo a day project. I want to start another project but I haven’t decided exactly what yet. I will however continue to take photos most likely on a daily basis as I’m hooked now! Thank you for all your support as always :)

    – petegrev

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago
  • Thank you so very much for this feature Tori! I cannot thank you enough! :)

    – petegrev

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaabout 2 years ago

    Great, moody shot! Congrats on your feature, too!

  • Thank you very much Marjolein! :)

    – petegrev

  • Lynn Wiles
    Lynn Wilesabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful, mathematical, abstract realism.

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment Lynn :)

    – petegrev

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012about 2 years ago

    Great abstract feel to this Pete.
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thank you Colleen! I hope your project is still going well!

    – petegrev

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012about 2 years ago

    Take a peek Pete – could do with your opinion on it to date!
    Love Colleen2012

  • I will do just that right now Colleen! :)

    – petegrev

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