Love was a tricky one for me, deciding what to shoot and how to represent such a massive emotion is not as easy as it seems. I thought about maybe choosing an item I loved (Camera) or a thing I loved (Beer) or a person I loved (
After chatting to Ali (The Wife) about possible concepts I decided to use one of the "Willow Tree"® figurines that we were given as a gift. I love these little sculptures, because of their simplicity and we've acquired quite a few over the years.
So here's the image.
I also placed our wedding rings in the image because that;s why this particular sculpture represents my thoughts of Love. We made a promise on the day we got the gift, and that promise was sealed with us giving each other these rings. It's 9 years this year since we got married, and it still seems like yesterday.
This was shot using a manual 80mm Canon FDn prime lens given to me by my Dad, and it's fitted to my DSLR with an adapter. It's not sharp wide open because of this, but once you hit F/2.8 it's shaper than any of the EOS lenses I currently own. It was lit with a single flash from above fitted with a DIY grid, and the hearts in the BG for interest are achieved by putting a heart shaped aperture on the front of the lens.
85mm (136mm with crop factor)
And it is of course Straight out of camera with no post processing.
As usual, please check out the stuff from the other inmates, the links are below, I'm sure they haven't all written a load of romantic blah like me because they're all cynical buggers ;-)