How this Happened

I brought my camera to my parents’ house when we went over for supper on Sunday.  I had been wanting to for awhile, to wander through my dad’s workshop and my mom’s sewing room to see what sort of art I could find.  I never did make it to the sewing room, as I got caught up with the details in the workshop.

On a shelf full of random tools and books, a Pringles tin of paintbrushes is tipped sideways.  I thought it would make an interesting composition, so I set up my tripod to capture a few shots.

The first one looked like this:

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I was happy with the shallow focus, the shades of red and gold, and the unusual angle of the brushes.

Then, my teenage son thought it would be funny to stick his face in front of my lens.

Since my camera was set for a 4 second exposure, it didn’t really capture his face.  What did happen, was it created a soft glow across the composition, and gave me a shot that I liked even better:

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Sometimes, pesky children can be unintentional creative filters.  🙂

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The Light Shines Through

I have a basket in my bathroom, with shampoo bottles in it.  At a certain angle, the light shines through the bottles and out these tiny holes where the tin meets the wicker.

I had to photograph these cute little coloured dots.

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Weekly Photography Challenge: Infinite

circles-of-light

This one definitely took some thought (but I appreciate the challenge!) because I tend to make so many macro shots with shallow depth of field. It’s just my thing. Then it occurred to me: Circles represent infinity. And so here is my entry for this week’s photography challenge…

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/photo-challenge-infinite/