Today I’m linking up with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds……which is all about what we’ve found, discovered, or uncovered throughout this past week.
Editing to say: I was also invited to share this image with Wordless Wednesdays, and so I am. Thanks for the invite!
I’ll explain how I uncovered these gorgeous chopsticks and spoon. Some of you from The Studio know that I was planning to share a “booth/space” in an antique shop with a friend. We have moved ahead with that, EXCEPT……the first place we looked didn’t have any floor space available, only shelves. Okay, not quite what I was wanting but it suited my friend besides being closer to her home. So I decided to look for something closer to my home.
TRUE STORY…….I signed onto Facebook the next morning……had a friend request and I didn’t even know who they were……clicked on their profile and here it was a gal from an antique/flea market shop wanting me to friend her (she’d seen my photography facebook page). This shop is a 20 minute drive from my house……AND they had a couple spaces available for rent!! I called, she answered, we chatted about the friend request and available space. I went to the shop later that afternoon to check it out. CUTE little shop called “Bee’s Antiques and Flea Market”. I’M IN….HAVE MY OWN SPACE….AND ALREADY HAVE SOME THINGS IN THERE.
Okay, all that to explain how I uncovered my chopsticks and spoon……..I’ve been rummaging through my attic in totes I’ve had packed away for quite a long time to find items to add to my booth. I found this little box…..opened it and there they were! And the memories came flooding back. I was about 10 years old and had a cousin in the Air Force. He was stationed in Japan and brought these back for me. I’ve kept them all these years (mid 1960’s). I’m NOT selling them in my booth but immediately had to set up a shoot!
It was cloudy and rainy, so my best bet was in front of the north facing sliding glass doors. You can see the light is coming from the top. I set this up on the floor on my big cutting board (after thought…….should’ve taken a shot of my set-up).
AND I used my Tamron 10-24mm wide angle for this. My lens was literally only inches away from this entire piece.
Camera settings: 10mm, f/3.5, ISO 250, 1/10 sec
I used Kim’s “still” preset in Lightroom with a few adjustments. Love how it added a slight haziness to the image.
Annyyway, that’s what I uncovered this week. Hope you enjoyed the post.
Hugs and Have An Artistic Day!