This has been fun. We have some chairs, made of wrought iron, which have a sort of knot thing in the backs. In certain lights they cast a really sharp shadow on the wall of the living room. I photographed the iron work and the shadow behind it, then enjoyed a play. I’ve used the image four times, flipping it horizontally and vertically, then using the threshold slider, finishing with a clean up to get rid of the distractions and finally adding a drop shadow to make it look like it is floating above the background. The clean white background appeals to me.
This image started, unbelievably, as a knitted cushion cover. I photographed it this afternoon, and thought it looked quite ordinary. So…. a play was required. I cropped into the image then made 4 layers, and joined them like a kaleidoscope, and still it looked average. I then applied a twirl filter to each quarter, repositioned them in the frame slightly, and applied the threshold slider and the image became Hooked. Hard to believe the whole thing started as a cushion cover! I wonder what Minor White would make of it if he was still alive today.
This is a heavy crop of a “thing” used for putting pastry or cookie dough into rounds. It has a green handle which you use to roll the cutter through the dough and it cuts as you go. the two blades working together to cut circles with a wavy edge. I bought it for novelty value only. Its a bit battered and bruised after rolling around in someone’s kitchen drawer for years, but I liked the shape and bought it for my food photography as a prop.
This week I’ve photographed my boot! Winter is coming and I so love my socks and boots! I love high heels too, but for living, its socks and boots all the way for me!. I bought these boots, my favourites, in Cork, Ireland, because it was so wet when we were there several years ago.. Even though it was summer it rained every day and I didn’t have anything suitable for such weather with me. They are brown, nubuck leather, not polished, and I love them.
Each week I'll publish a new image as part of a joint Project 52, with my friend in the USA. We both make an image every week, and send them to each other. We are now in the 2nd year of this project. We find it challenging, stimulating and fun. Life should be fun.