22 Dec 16. One of the members of our little congregation raises chickens for both "pets"and eggs. At least that's how I see it as she refers to them as the girls. Each Sunday after church we find a carton of eggs on our windshield which is not only a real treat but a treat in two ways! The first I would think is obvious, hard to beat eggs fresh from the hen, but these egg are colored. Light tan, burnt sienna, light blue, light green, and an off yellow. They are a delight to just see so today I thought I'd capture them as a still life. I had Jan put them in a basket which I then placed on some hay and took my shots. In retrospect I probably should have placed the hay in the basket but as the eggs were already in it I never gave it a thought until Jan asked why I hadn't. That's why. Not wanting to take any chances, I got a plain old white one to place alongside the basket. That way I wouldn't have all . . . . . . . . . After I selected the shot I liked most, I had a bit of fun playing with different versions. The one I'm sharing for Theatrical Thursday somewhat reminded me of what might have been found in an old pottery jar from a couple thousand years back, thus its title. The white egg is in the frame, but you may have to use your imagination to recognize it. I really liked how the manipulation worked for the most part save for the fact that the eggs lost their third dimension appearing more like flat art as opposed to a dimensional object. Gonna have to figure out how to fix that the next time I go this route.
The base image was cropped some, then I simply applied a preset (bold) from Topaz's Impression 2 plug-in and did some some housekeeping to that. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 640; 1/60 sec @ f /11 with fill flash on a tripod.