I was wondering what I could do for this month’s challenge, so I went to Donna’s photography blog to find some inspiration.
And this quote brought something to mind. Donna wrote, “Shop around the house for a collection of interesting items that can be used in your compositions. When in doubt, think back to the simplicity challenge. When it comes to composition, less can really be more. Tell a story. Feature an item in a creative and whimsical way. Pay attention to your background and don’t let it distract from your subject matter.”
Awhile back, I walked in the back door with a ‘thrift store treasure’. I placed her on top of a bar of soap. (laundry soap that you grate to wash clothes) This counter is a nice ‘catch all’ and the soap stayed there, and so did the thrift store lady. So later when I walked by with the camera, I thought she looked very pretty sitting there with this background.
So that’s how my cutting board, a thrift store pincushion and a bar of sweet smelling laundry soap came together with a few tweaks on the computer.
Let me back up and show you a little more.
(an original photo)
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Thanks Donna for the inspiration and fun!