are you ready for your close up?

Another purely visual post today (partly because that’s how it turned out, and also partly because I’m desperately trying to finish some artwork to take to the gallery tomorrow), which will hopefully be a feast for your eyes.

Somehow, after owning my camera (an Olympus point-and-shoot, nothing fancy) for almost two years, I discovered that it had a macro setting. For two years, I’ve been struggling to take nice close up photographs, and cursing my ‘inadequate camera’ when they turn out blurry and unrecognizable. Overcome by sheer joy (after finally reading the manual that came with the camera…..) I wandered around the house taking close-ups of everything I thought looked even half decent. I hope you enjoy looking at the finished products as much as I enjoyed taking them!

I think one of the things I’m most excited about is that I can finally take decent photographs of the prints on my plate collection. On the photo of the last plate below, you can even see the cracks in the glaze!

And of course, photographing clothes now becomes an experience in itself – this is one of my most prized sartorial possessions, a vintage beaded and sequinned. scalloped edge top, which I tend to wear as a waistcoat. I am a very happy camper indeed!

1 Comment

  1. Tarryn
    March 30, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    Vicky, I love this!! I am v jealous of all your beautiful little trinkets and crafty skills! Tarryn xxx

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