Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Photo-Heart Connection ~ April

THE PHOTO:


My Observations: Texture, texture and more texture. Also wonderful soft north window light. I love the soft muted colors. Even the one lone bud that fell behind the blue bottle.

The Story Behind the Photo: I love to go antiquing. This past Sunday was the opening day of one of our local outdoor antique markets. I am always on the hunt for interesting photography props. This lovely frosted blue glass bottle spoke to me right away. The frosted pane window was a last minute find, thankfully that way I didn't have to carry it for long. I debated about it, even walked away for a while, but it drew me back and I knew I would be sorry if I didn't get it. I got the window idea from a photo that my daughter forwarded to me that a friend of hers had taken. In her photo the window was intact in the wall and old with beautiful charm. This is my work around to getting an old window to photograph by.

My Heart Connection: I have been in the doldrums photographically speaking lately. Nothing seems to feel right, I have not been truly happy with anything I have shot. Last week I started coming out of this pit of despair. I went out shooting quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. Slowly it has been coming back; the desire, the love, the happiness. This photograph represents turning a corner, coming back to photography happiness. There are still things I would tweak on this, but instead of that depressing me, it makes me want to keep shooting, keep trying new things.

Participating in Kat Sloma's Photo-Heart Connection.






27 comments:

  1. So lovely I love your finds, I so know what you mean about doldrums I nearly posted on fb that how can you take sooo many shots and not like any of them ! Glad to hear you are coming out of it I miss you

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  2. Know what you love (textures, for one).
    Know when you are inspired (antiques, window idea)...then make it your own (your bottle and window finds).

    Rx for creative doldrums: Do the work. Don't wait for inspiration/joy to find you...dig for it...it's there somewhere (you've done this recently).

    Yes!
    xoxo

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  3. Simple, yet so beautiful! You found some terrific items, especially love the window! The photo doldrums seems to have captured many of us. I'm calling it spring fever and hope it goes away soon! So glad you're finding your way back to the joy!

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  4. I'm not much for creating images-props I guess you said, but this works so well. Old bottles are great-and I bet so many were discarded or broken-nice that others still exist. Clever of you to use that window. I snagged one from the office, and primed it...a year ago.....and it's still sitting in the garage waiting for something else to happen.
    Hope your mojo continues to be present. Mine seems better since spring has surfaced, but it is primarily hit or miss, visiting a couple three times a week.
    Glad we're continuing to connect-tho' you've been better than I have. Been busy at work-which is good, unless I'm trying to blog. : )

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  5. Sarah, this is a nice combination of elements. I love old bottles and have a few. I also have an old window that I bought from a junk shop, but I never thought of using it for a photo prop. Like Susan, I don't often think of setting up still life photo subjects. The doldrums is a good description for how I've been feeling, too. I should be out photographing Place, but I'd rather sit in front of my window watching the birds.

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  6. Beautiful composition, textures are wonderful. Lately when I look at objects I often think how I could use them when composing a photo at home...
    The photo doldrums have captured me too, I need to explore deeply my creativity but I have not enough time. Luckily, summer vacation is not so far away now
    Wonderful photo-heart connection

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  7. Thank you for sharing this photo, Sarah, and your process for setting up the scene. Makes me want to go out to the thrift shops today in search of props! I'm a big fan of texture, too! I completely understand the appeal! Enjoy the day!

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  8. Oh the doldrums, what a place! so glad you are finding your way out, thank you for such a lovely picture.

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  9. A wonderful gentle photograph and I wouldn't have thought it was set up. I love hearing about your trip and about how you are turning the corner with your creative doldrums. I think they strike us all every now and again.

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  10. Even with the various textures, there is a softness and uniformity in the tones that makes this a beautiful scene. We all go through cycles. If you aren't inspired, it's ok. I'm glad it's coming back for you though! Thank you for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection this month.

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  11. What a gorgeous capture -- the love the tones and textures! We've all been in the photography doldrums, this image is a lovely way to get yourself inspired.

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  12. Totally delightful...and I love the title of your blog!

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  13. I think you and I could be dangerous together in an antique shop! I love these tiny bottles, especially in shades of soft blues and greens. The flowers and that frosted windows are perfect. Wonderful shot!

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  14. I love that simplicity in your beautiful photo.

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  15. I really like this photo image - could you just see it in a huge form hanging on a wall.. wow great work.. even with the lonely drop-off behind the bottle..
    Hugs

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  16. I had to do a double take on the window - exactly the same pattern on the window in the bathroom in the house where I grew up...I don't think I've seen that pattern in 30 years...and your photo is just wonderful!

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  17. hello lovely

    so beautiful...thank you for sharing...and gosh..... so glad you are finding your way back.. i know how hard that can be.

    xo, Kim

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  18. Nice shot and glad you are turning the photographic corner.

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  19. I get what you are saying...that feeling I'm familiar with and when the mojo comes back it's also a great feeling.

    Jess

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  20. I get what you are saying...that feeling I'm familiar with and when the mojo comes back it's also a great feeling.

    Jess

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  21. Cool I'm visiting again lol.... love Kim's new link up.....

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  22. Very cool vase, love the color one of my favorite colors.

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  23. What a great photo, I love that pretty bottle, the window, ... everything !
    Nice weekend,
    Sylvia

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  24. Sarah you glass bottle and frosted window are so beautiful, great finds.
    Anni

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  25. Sarah - love the new header! Great picture - I especially love the lone bud that fell!

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  26. Visiting from KK's Friday Finds. I love this photo and that window brings back childhood memories of placing a piece of paper on our bathroom window that had this same pattern. We'd scribble over it to pick up the pretty patterns from the glass. Your bottle and window are both fabulous finds. Nothing better than some good antique finds to get you out of the doldrums hey?
    Anne (FireflyFotos on Flickr)

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  27. What a beautiful glass bottle...sometimes just a little thing you find will inspire the best in you...thanks for sharing.

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