Monday, April 27, 2015

Serendipity...


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Today was busy, so I didn't have a lot of creative time to think of or set up my still life shots 
for this photography post.
Instead, I decided just to photograph objects already on the dresser in my little home office.
This room doesn't have the best light. 
It's on the second story and has a big cedar tree outside shading the only window.
Yet, in spite of the lack of time and light, the photo above has me smitten.
It's not about my skill, it's just serendipity, a pleasant surprise, 
an unplanned, unexpected sweet shot.

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(Kim's Monday texture, hard light, 30% opacity)

(Kim's hughes texture, screen mode, 20% opacity)

I like this one too.
I rather like the focal point on the unopened buds and the key, instead of on the opened flowers.

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I hope you don't think I'm boasting when I say I like one of my own photos.
When I sit down to edit them,  it's like opening a surprise.
"Oh, that angle or that light or that focal point really worked!",  I think to myself,
or at times I'm disappointed at how many photos end up deleted.
On the photos that "pass muster",  I try to edit it in a way that enhances the mood of the photo.

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36 comments:

  1. That antique key is just perfect! Beautiful images.

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  2. The lighting works very well in your room. The old ink bottle works great for a vase. Very nicely done.

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    1. I like the old ink bottle too, Earl!

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  3. Beautiful images and I love how the blossom is always the centre of attention #lttl

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  4. ADORE!
    Soooooo beautiful!
    Have a lucky week
    Greetings from Hamburg
    Britta

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    1. Thank you so much, Britta. Your food photos are amazing!

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  5. These are so lovely!! The softness of color and pov tell so much ... They are so gentle. I too love the surprise when I edit and find an image that surpasses any of my expectations! Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you so much, Beverly! Like I said, it wasn't my skill! Serendipity!

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  6. Enjoying your photos, as usual. Is that an Edith Schaeffer book I spy? Good reading! Have a lovely day, Elizabeth.

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    1. Yes, Edith Schaeffer was my "book mentor". Her books have taught me so much!

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  7. Love the light and the color of your blossoms...a lovely post.

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  8. They are all lovely! Looks like pretty good light to me. When it comes to photographs, I have way more duds than keepers. :)

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    1. It looks like good light with a higher ISO, a fairly wide open lens, and some editing!

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  9. serendipity = one of my favorite words.
    your artistry is lovely, elizabeth...

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  10. Love your photos, the softness and light is wonderful !

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    1. Thanks so much, Caz. Like I said, serendipity more than my skill!

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  11. So soft and beautiful! It is a good feeling when we like what we create. :)

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    1. Michelle, your post of the beauty in your yard was great, too!

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  12. Yes, the key and the unopened buds - just the best!!

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  13. a beautiful series with those sweet pink blossoms!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! Your photos are amazing, too!

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  14. I love your photos - and if they're planned or just happy happenstances, I still think they're just lovely!

    GOD BLESS!

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  15. I love that old chest - awesome! And the key tied with twine. I know what you mean. Sometimes I see things as I edit a photo that I had no idea were in there. Nice surprises. Serendipity. Your office looks like a peaceful place :)

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    1. Sharon, my "old chest" was probably an eighties/early nineties home decor item. When I found it at the Goodwill it was forest green as that was a popular decor color then. So, I aged it with layers of paint!

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  16. I like the same key photo you do and then my next favorite is the one showing the chest.

    And if you don't like your photos, you should not be posting them, right :).

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  17. I love these photos, each and every one. The textures really add romanticism to your post.
    Please check my Wordless post at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/french-corner-bakery.html. Hope you'll link up!

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  18. Don't you just love serendipitous shots. They usually turn out to be my absolute favorites... and that fourth shot... that is pretty!!

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