In class we have been talking a lot about how the effects of using contrasting colors. In my composition, I chose to position a dark red vase against a blue-green background and play around with the reflection from the flash of my camera when I photographed the object. After several different positionings of the vase and the blanket, I decided to choose the image of the vase lying on its side against a blanket I hung against a fireplace. I like how the reflection makes the inside of the vase seem obscure and unknown, while the outside is still clearly defined and visible. I used the macro setting on my digital camera to create this piece.
28 09 2010