This is my entry for this month’s photo blogging challenge theme – Love.
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The image is my favourite this month. I spotted this ornament at my friend’s house one day whilst we were having coffee. I think it was the red beads contrasting with the gold that caught my eye and I loved the fact that the Buddha seemed to be having an afternoon sleep . It made me feel relaxed and connected to the world.
I took my next image whilst inside a shop. It’s the valentines window display of Sherwood’s local charity shop called Mind. It made a change to photograph a dressed window from inside, behind the glass rather than trying to avoid flare and unwanted reflections which can be a problem when shooting through the glass. I liked the lines from the material back drop and the feeling of intimacy given by the screen. Mind’s window displays always catch my eye as I walk past and I find myself stopping to stare through the glass, their window dresser does such a great job.
3-4. I notice that there’s a big commercial aspect to St Valentines Day, so most shops in town promote their St Valentines Day gifts and products. I took this shot because I liked the larger area of white against the smaller touch of red in this image. I knew that when I placed all of my five images together on my blog I’d see my pictures clashing with each other by all 5 of them screaming red at once, which will spoil the overall look of my photos, so I had to think about which images I produced this month would also work well as part of a set and I chose to use my next image as a bit of a ‘space maker’.
5. My Last image below I made in photoshop in memory of my Mum and Dad’s marriage. I used an old printed photograph.
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