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Chains and meshes are fascinating objects to me because of the interconnectedness that links individual units — a simple linking pattern that repeats many, many times to form the uniqueness that is the subject. Looking for a suitable surface to place one of my jewelry chains on so I could click a couple of photographs, I noticed this mesh and thought, “why not?” 🙂

Needless to say, I love how the picture turned out.

Cane furniture

Cane Stool

Cane Stool

Cane Stool

I’ve always loved cane furniture, and ever since I bought this handmade cane stool, I’d been thinking of the photographic opportunities that its texture and pattern would provide. So on a very leisurely and sunny afternoon, a photo session ensued. I stood up, sat down and prowled around it with my camera, changing the amount of light falling on it, trying to capture views from different angles… Really, the pictures present such different perspectives of the subject that they remind me of the story of the blind men and the elephant. 🙂 (Well, at least one can be sure of the nature of the item here, unlike in the story.)

Tiny Key Charm

Key Charm

Which lock will this tiny (it’s only 1.5cm!) key charm open? Though I bought it a long time ago, I haven’t used it in any jewelry yet. I think I’m waiting for a tiny lock charm to catch my eye at a store somewhere… 😀

I do love the key charm itself, but in this photograph, more than the highlights and shadow of the charm, I somehow like the texture of the paper surface on which the charm lies! So unobtrusive, and yet it adds so much to the composition.

Check out other submissions by talented photographers in Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness series — this week, it’s a ‘K’-themed challenge.

Light and Shadow

Lights

A picture for the Monochrome Madness series; to view other excellent submissions, please visit Leanne Cole’s post this week.

This is one of the pictures I clicked on a boring day indoors that I decided to spruce up by experimenting with photographing the lights at home. Bright lights and low exposure do make for some art! I swear I never really liked the texture of that wall much before I processed this photograph. 🙂

Monochrome madness wk 52 (or yr 1)

It’s apparently been a year since Leanne Cole and Laura Macky began their Monochrome Madness series, which Leanne’s been hosting on her blog religiously. (Thanks Leanne!) While I started taking part in it very recently, and have been submitting photographs fairly infrequently, I feel pretty happy about all that I learned from seeing the other entries, and am thrilled to have discovered all those talented photographers whose work I can now observe. Good going, Leanne, Laura, and here’s to one more year of crazy single-color!

So this week is week-52 for the series, and we thought each of us should just re-show our favorite submissions over the past year. Amongst my submissions, my favorite is Odd Pumpkin Out — this was for a color-splash special last Christmas.

Odd pumpkin outI’d never really tried color-splash before this, and I remember how excited I was about this result. 😀 This week, Leanne’s showing this photograph in her post, along with everyone else’s favorites from their submissions.

I usually don’t just re-show photographs that I’ve already posted, so I thought I’ll also throw in a different version of this photograph today — a dark, split-tone monochrome, with some added glow.
Pumpkin patch

But then, since I’m showing past photographs anyway 😉 here’s a small collection of my other favorites from amongst my MM submissions over the year —

Beach Lamp Post Barcelona street

Rediscovering old photographs in new avatars, monochrome or not, is always fun (and sometimes surprising) isn’t it! 🙂

Tabletop – Abstract

There are some casual photographs that are just too much fun to play with. This hole-ridden tabletop, for instance. It was just begging to be photoshopped (or GIMP’ed, in my case), and with a simple superimposed lens effect, this is what it turned into.

Tabletop - abstract

Tabletop – abstract

Makes me think of the Moon. 🙂