I've pieced the colour wheel top that I'm making as part of the Curves Class at Stitched in Color. I'm loving it and not sure whether to forge ahead or set it aside. My mind is wandering to another bundle that I pulled together recently and I think it needs my attention... But before I disappear into musing the next quilt design here are some photos :)
I use a digital SLR (Nikon D40X) of which I am fairly ignorant. I recently thought it was broken and returned it to factory settings. Which kind of sucks because I can't remember exactly how I had it set before. I am overjoyed that the camera isn't broken though!
Until recently I always photographed my quilts in the yard, in the early afternoon out of the direct sun but with lots of natural light. Then I took this photo:
The above photo of my Hues of the Pacific aka rainbow road quilt made me appreciate that sometimes direct sunlight can really bring out the best in a quilt. So now I play around and photograph quilts and flimsys in the shade:
In the direct sun:
And even with the sun behind which creates that gorgeous stained glass effect:
The stained glass effect can be terribly difficult when there is a breeze and clothes on the line LOL Can you make out the washing and clothes line in the top corners of this photo?
After taking about fifty bazillion photos I then select the best. Which are sometimes appalling LOL I'd love to hear how you photograph your quilts or any tips you have!
Happy sewing! It's Thursday here which is almost Friday - yippee!