Archive for January, 2012

The Food Of Love

My antique violin, which dates from around the 1930’s, has become a versatile subject for photography. It can look different from even the slightest change of position. It has been one of the most interesting items that I have photographed to date. One photo can keep you occupied for a long time experimenting with all the different treatments and textures etc.

Here are a few of the shots I have take recently.  At least I can photograph it even if I can’t play it.

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There’s Still Life In The Lightbox

Using various items from around the house I have taken a few still life photos, again, using the lightbox. I am experimenting with some softwear programmes which make the whole photography process much more interesting.

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Roses In Winter

There are many thousands of types of roses and I have seen only a few. But I have not yet seen one that could not be called anything but beautiful.

Many authors and songwriters have given us lasting  quotes about this fragrant and soft-petalled flower.

Anne Bronte left us with this quote:  ‘But he that dares not grasp the thorn, should never crave the rose.’

Somewhat different to that is by Groucho Marx:  ‘Send two dozen roses to Room 424 and put “Emily, I love you” on the back of the bill.’

The weather has been most inclement for a number of weeks so I have been making use of a lightbox, made for me by my son, for such times as these.  I hope the photos will help to brighten some dark, cold winter days.

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