Photo Monday – Crayons

I’m halfway out of my photography slump!  I’m having ideas of things I want to try again.  However, the time/energy are still lacking.  This week, I even had to do indoor shots with artificial lighting.  Thank goodness for RAW processing is all I’m going to say about that…

I enjoyed working with composition last week so I thought I’d give it another shot this week.  I chose crayons as my subject and used plain old printer paper as a background.  I fanned it out and made sure to catch the paper edges in some shots.  I was just getting into it when souricette 2 requested the crayons.  I had to stop so I couldn’t work on the images any longer.  Well, a little is better than none, right?

I started with a bunch of crayons dumped on the paper.  Very random, fall as they may.


I have a thing for random (or “random”) assortments.  I figured I would push myself and organize the crayons.


Can’t seem to line them up straight, eh?  I wanted to play with the colors of the crayons, arrange them in different ways.  So I peeled the paper off a few more crayons.



Line up the crayons and add a random pile of papers in the back.  Of course.


I’d just started breaking up the monochrome palette when souricette 2 took her crayons back.  I’ll be doing more though.  Maybe the sidewalk chalk!

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Crayons
  1. Charity says:

    I would never have guessed that these were NOT shot in perfect lighting. I really like the green crayons with papers in the background.


    • I adjusted the lighting and color afterwards 🙂 I just use the program that came with my camera (Canon) to adjust the RAW image before converting to jpg. It does a decent job, doesn’t it? I’m going to keep thinking of ideas for these types of pictures. I can see that I need to work on composition.


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