September 30, 2013

Webbed Detail


Sometimes a photo surprises me! This one looks a bit like something spooky for Halloween, but it did not start out that way. I was working on the topic of "Detail" for City Daily Photo's Theme Day. Since I'm currently posting photos from our trip to Pennsylvania, I selected the iron duck that I purchased at an antique shop in Apollo.

I posed him on a table with a bright light on him and took his portrait. Then I set my camera on "close-up" mode and concentrated on some detail shots. Since it was the openwork that attracted me to the item in the store, I moved in close and positioned it so I caught the light shining through.

Not until I opened the image on the computer did I see the spider webs! They are inside the item and I have not opened it up yet, although I can. It is apparently intended as a decorative candle holder.


10 comments:

  1. Well that is pretty cool all lit up like that. I like it unlit too.

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  2. That first shot is amazing! Well captured.

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  3. Love that you got surprised by your own photo. Makes me wonder how long the duck's been waiting for a new owner. The shadows would be fun with a tea light in there.

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  4. Would love to see the duck with a candle light inside. Nice detail.

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  5. There are so many ways to see the same thing and you proved that beautifully!
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  6. That is pretty cool! What a fun surprise to discover too.

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  7. Very cute detail, nice photo!

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