Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This lady I know has a collection of enamel boxes. Actually, it's a wonderful collection of hand-painted bejeweled enamel boxes that's just totally incredible. I mean, I have to say, I love these kind of things. They are just so precious and fun to hold. So, a few weeks ago (maybe months now?) we had an auction, to raise money for charity...she wound up donating some of these little ornaments for the auction. I tried to purchase one, but I was shut out in the bidding war. No worries, as the money was going for a good cause and all. Shortly afterwards, she told me I could borrow the boxes, the pretty enamel boxes, if I wanted to photograph them. If I wanted? Oh, yes please!
So, this weekend, I finally got around to photographing them. I wanted to use my macro lens and do the shallow depth of field on them, because, to me anyway, my eyes and all, they looked a bit Dr. Seuss-like and I just wanted that shallow, feminine, dream-like state. Originally was going to do a red backdrop but then decided to go with white, as the red would have interfered with the hand-painted colors. Not the best lighting job on my part but, you know, good enough. You can see them and all, for the most part.
Interesting thing happened as I started to work with them though-I started to get really fascinated with the feet on these things. So now I have about four or five really good shots of odd feet, boots, hooves, and like. Strange, I know, but hey, who ever said I was normal, right? I guess it really was all about the shoes, at least for me. Well, that and I have one really very angry looking camel that I just absolutely adore. Oh, and a bird too.
I'll show you the faces later but, for now anyway, opt to start with the feet and we'll work our way up from there. I hope you enjoy them, even once you get to see the rest of them, that is.
Until next time...