Searching for Subjects

It feels as though I’ve photographed everything in the house.

I’ve gathered kitchen tools, musical instruments, books, my collection of sea glass, and even bathroom supplies.  In my quest for new subjects, I’ve photographed items in my parents’ basement and have considered bringing my camera to work.

One day this winter, I captured this piece of an old tin roof my husband and I picked up at an antiques shop in Ontario:

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So when I looked at it the other day, I almost dismissed it as something I was done with.  But then, I noticed this tiny heart created by the cracks in the rust:

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It seems that I need to follow my own advice and simply look closer.

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Supermarket Bouquet

supermarket bouquet

When the months get colder and the snow has covered summer’s garden, I shop for inspiration.

Inexpensive supermarket flowers make for many photos.  I could not stop taking pictures of this pretty bouquet that I picked up the other day.

They didn’t look like much, stuck in a vase.  Some of the petals were curled and withered from the plastic wrap, and a few leaves torn.  They weren’t perfect, but when I rearranged them in the bright afternoon sunlight, they made for some beautiful compositions.

Here are a few of my favourites:

These are all available in my Etsy shop as digital dowloads:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/dawnblanchardphoto.