Monday, April 13, 2015

Thyme...

(Kim's 1412 texture, multiply, 100% opacity)

It was a nice little break from doing our taxes, my least favorite thing to have to be doing,
 to put together this simple still life and to spend a few moments photographing it.
I think Kim is right. 
When we pause, even for a few minutes, to be still enough to enjoy a little touch of beauty
 and to capture it in a photograph, it calms and refreshes the soul. 

(Kim's 2303, hardlight, 30% opacity)

This little thyme plant normally resides on my kitchen windowsill.
It thrives there in its sunny spot.

 (Kim's avery texture, lighten, 20% opacity)

For this still life, I set a few of my favorite cookbooks on top of an old crate
and used the thyme plant as a living bookend.
Simply lovely.
Now, if I just didn't have to finish those darn taxes!

(Kim's grunge texture, hardlight, 30% opacity)

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32 comments:

  1. I love seeing homes with wonderful light...and am admittedly envious of that light. You've set up a beautiful scene with the thyme.

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    1. I shot this right in front of the dining room window on a rather gray day. I used my 50mm lens pretty wide open.

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  2. Beautiful! And I agree with Evelyn - that light is amazing.

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    1. Thank you, Jill! It was a rather gray day, but right in front of my dining room window the light, combined with using my 50mm lens fairly wide open, made a nice result.

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  3. Such gentle loveliness, it's really pretty.

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  4. I love your little pot of thyme... so pretty!

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    1. I rather like it myself. It's a cheery touch on my kitchen windowsill.

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  5. 'When we pause, even for a few minutes, to be still enough ...it calms and refreshes the soul." HowEVER you fill in the ellipses, there is refreshment in the "pause" and "stilling". You are SO talented in arranging/creating still lifes. I've never met you in person, but I suspect they reflect your soft, gentle nature...♥

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    1. Rebecca, you are such a blessing and encouragement to me!

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  6. Such beautiful images Elizabeth, the lighting is just perfect!! My mother in law gave me a Joy of Cooking cookbook when I got married. It was so well used it fell apart.

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    1. I found my Joy of Cooking, in mint condition, at the Goodwill!

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  7. Lovely still life and editing. It is a precious thing to take those few minutes to SEE AND APPRECIATE all of the beauty around us

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  8. Not only is your photography beautiful, being reminded that it is called "still life" speaks to me today. I think I need to take a deliberate break and capture the art of still life.

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    1. I miss you friend! I'm so happy to have you stop by!

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  9. Oh how lovely these are! I especially love the first image!

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    1. Roxanne, that one is my fav as well!

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  10. Wonderful! Your first image, the composition and texturing - just fabulous! Thyme is such a pretty herb. Have a great week!

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  11. Beatiful. And I love Deb's Smitten Kitchen blog. ;)

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    1. I love Smitten Kitchen's blog as well!

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  12. So lovely and sunny! I agree that taxes are so unpleasant -- it's one of the few times I turn to diet soda. Hope you got them done on time!

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    1. Sharon, I'm glad to say I got them done for another year!

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  13. Beautifully done. Your thyme plant is so lovely and airy and the pot it is in is beautiful. Love the background through the window . . . it gives a wonderful color behind your plant. I actually had the fun and pleasure of seeing a live cooking demonstration by Julia Child a few years ago. It was a blast . . . she was just like she was on her TV show.

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  14. Beautiful photos! And a nice break from taxes. I loved the thought that a photography break brings a calm refreshing to the soul. So true - I need more of that. It's always a great change of pace.
    ~Adrienne~

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  15. These shots are terrific. I love Smitten Kitchen's blog…..some really great recipes.

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  16. Loooove this post... totally agree about photography refreshing you and simply stoping for a moment.

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