This image was made as I toasted crumpets for breakfast on Saturday morning. We like real butter on crumpets, not margarine. Margarine is easier to spread but it doesn’t taste as good IMO. Butter from the fridge is too hard for spreading so I cut a slice off a 500gm pack. (I remember buying butter in 4oz "sticks" in the US.) The butter went into the microwave for some gentle softening, but I left it several seconds too long and a round puddle developed where the butter melted. The slice was cut from the end of the pack and the lines and texture are the imprints left by the foil backed wrap. The only editing was the square crop and a slight adjustment to the saturation. Seeing an interesting image in a mundane packet of butter may seem odd, but I suspect my friend in the US and I have been seeing these things for years. We now reach for a camera and record it! Is it truely our eyes we are training, or is it growing the habit of having a camera handy? Slowing down to make time to see things doesn’t seem to be a normal MO for either of us but I love how this project has made me more appreciative of the small, everyday details.
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.