Big Bertha's Adventures

Stay focused and keep a watchful eye

Today’s Random Object Wednesday is made possible by James A. Vasil!  Click here to read his bio.

The watch was a gift to James as indicated by the etching on the back of the watch.

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Also notice the back of the watch is glass—enabling you to see the inner workings of the watch.  James was kind enough to let me remove the back to take close-up photos.  What a great choice for Random Object Wednesday!

The watch deserved a certain setting—I could visualize it but didn’t think I had any props to make it happen….

In the meantime here’s a plain background, with no texture.  The focus is all on the watch.

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I am especially fond of the flower and scroll designs.

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Here’s a close-up from a different angle.

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I still wasn’t satisfied with the photos.  The photos were missing that ‘look’ I wanted.  So I packed the watch and brought it with me to Thanksgiving lunch.

After the meal ended, I wandered my parents’ home, looking for the perfect setting for the watch.

I found it!

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Once I took a handful of photos in this setting I knew the photo shoot was over.  Random Object Wednesday was complete for this item.  I was so pleased… and relieved!

A week passed and I reviewed my collection of photos.  A common problem I have—I never feel I have enough photos.  So I decided to take more.  I felt confident I could recreate the photo at my parents’ home—but this time at my home.

Surprisingly, I gathered materials in my home quickly and easily.  I used a table runner I purchased from a street vendor in Europe.  The color and texture are perfect.

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This additional photo shoot took under a half hour to set up and photograph… a new world record!

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I’m starting to realize after weeks of doing Random Object Wednesdays, that the process is getting much easier!

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Get in the habit!  By this I mean, start a positive habit—such as writing, painting, reading, cleaning, exercising, etc.  Continue the habit.  Practice as regularly as you can.  You’ll find that after awhile, the habit becomes easy.  You’ll discover progress.  What used to take hours might gradually taper down to something more manageable.  It’s also great if you have a record of this positive habit so that you have tangible proof of your progress.

Camera used:
Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

November 2013
December 2013

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