This picture is also in PlayRaw but this isn’t about post-processing.
I have a fascination for this old coffee grinder (a Peugeot, by the way)… unfortunately it is bolted in a rather uninteresting shelf, right against a door frame (on the left), and the shelf is held by a big wooden bracket.
I have always wondered how to frame it. This picture is my solution but it’s mostly drive by the technical constraints:
- If taken alone the grinder is too vertical, so I added the bottle (that was a bit farther on the shelf)
- the angle bracket is made nearly invisible by shooting right on its edge.
- I also had nasty reflections from a window in my back, which I eventually fixed using a translucent flash umbrella to act as a diffuser.
On the self-complacent side, I’m quite happy with the “shine” of grinder bowl, the cups and the bottle.
- does it look staged?
- does it look too dirty?
- would you frame things differently?