I’ve been thinking about making this image for ages, but when this bathmat has its turn in the bathroom somehow one of us get out of the shower and steps on it, before I can make an image! The pile on the bathmat is deep and the mat is soft. I had the idea that with some side or back lighting I might be able to show footstep in the mat. This time my request was “Please don’t stand on the bathmat until after I’ve made an image.” I wanted to make it high key and after my friend in the US sent me a gorgeous high key image last week I thought right, this week.. That was the nudge I needed. High key doesn’t seem come easily to me. I have work for them. I love black and white, but my conversions are more often low rather than high key. Getting the whites to be white meant a bit of fiddling with the camera settings but it was worth it to hear husbands reaction, which was “That’s really cool”.
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.