Ian Knaggs's picture

Flour Plate & Egg

I've always loved the look of cracked flour in still life images and decided to add a dash of colour and texture with an egg. One thing that I didn't realise is that the egg white has a weird runny component as well as the gelatinous part and the liquid ran all the way around the outside of the 'plate'.

38mm · f/14.0 · 1/200s · ISO 100
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Matthias Dietrich's picture

Hi Ian, i like your images because they are very clean and structured. I like this image, too, but as you said, the egg white is too weird to give it 4 stars. For me, it doesn't matter if the gelatinous part runs around the 'plate', but it should have a better form (sorry, i cannot explain it better, my english is not good enough). But beside of that, it's a great image, the structure of the flour looks really good and the cokor is great.
Greetings, Matthias

Ian Knaggs's picture

Many thanks Matthias - I know exactly what you mean & thank you for taking the time to view and comment!

Prasanth Sylvester's picture

Loved it 🥰

Ian Knaggs's picture

Many thanks!

Rich Foley's picture

This is a wonder artistic shot using simple household items. The imagination truly is the best tool! Well done.

Ian Knaggs's picture

Many thanks Rich, I really appreciate your feedback! I love making everyday items look special!

Nick B's picture

Very cool picture. I just wished the bottom part of the egg wasn't already mixed in with the flour, making it solid instead of liquid. I wished the whole thing were liquid and reflective. But I'm quibbling over a tiny detail, it's a beautiful photo.

Ian Knaggs's picture

Thank you so much Nick... I know exactly what you mean! I hope as quite surprised how tricky the egg was to work with and he different viscosities of the liquid involved!

John Dawson's picture

Outstanding! Congrats

Ian Knaggs's picture

Many thanks John!

heikoknoll's picture

really nice image. I don´t mind the runny component at all -- it gives the whole composition that that ring-like appearance (if that is what you meant by the circular yellow ring).

Ian Knaggs's picture

Many thanks!👍🏻

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Ian Knaggs's picture

Thank you Blake!👍🏻

Chris Silvis's picture

I love it. Great contrast in color using the mediums you did. Crisp white background with a bright foreground. Clean lines and shadow. Great job. Had you cleaned the crackes up to give it a smooth finish I would have given a higher mark. Got 4 stars from me tho.

Ian Knaggs's picture

Many thanks Chris! I did clean a few cracks but liked the look of some of them so left them!

James Terry's picture

Thought this was a crater when I first saw the thumbnail. This is really creative.

Ian Knaggs's picture

Many thanks James - I really appreciate that!

glenn kaupert's picture

nicely done!

Ian Knaggs's picture

Many thanks Glenn!

Jeremiah Goodson's picture

This photo inspired me to go out and use my camera. Further, it demands a second look for so many reasons. These elements cannot be overlooked, a photograph is more than just the shadows and composition, etc.
The cracks and the parts where the egg soaked into the flour are all a part of a momentum that is taking place in this photo. Great colors and textures, amazing photo.

Frank Kinser's picture

Pasta time!

Oren Arieli's picture

Wow! That's a lovely semi-abstract image. Reminds me of an overhead view of a volcanic caldera.