Big Bertha's Adventures

Something old, something new and pretty flowers in bloom! 

The photography studio gave me their leftover flowers from their photo shoot.

Big Bertha's Adventures

I excitedly took them home and tried to find interesting ways to photograph them.

Here’s a close-up with a blurred background.

Big Bertha's Adventures

While creating bouquets in my kitchen I glanced at a flour sack dishtowel that my great grandmother embroidered.  It’s the perfect item to go with the flowers.

Notice how I didn’t lay the towel perfectly flat in the photo below.  There are ripples in the fabric that create shadows and add interest to the photo.

Big Bertha's Adventures

The dishtowel has two embroidery designs– one on each end.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Here’s a behind the scenes shot to give you perspective on my ‘wooden table’.  It’s just a roll of paper.

Big Bertha's Adventures

The last shot features a wooden bird cage—the former home of two finches, Mr. and Mrs. Brown – from 20+ years ago.  The bird cage has seen better days, so I opted to keep it in the background, somewhat out of focus and only showing half of the cage.  I used a glass jar from a Starbucks coffee.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Notes:  Don’t think you have anything to photograph?  Look around your home for items you can creatively combine.  Breathe new life into treasured mementos and other items you’ve collected over the years.

Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens:  50 mm
Date:  April 2014





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