Monday, April 10, 2006
My favourite sort of photo is somewhat abstract - the curve of a flower, the pattern of a leaf where the identity of the whole is somewhat hidden in the detail. My husband takes great photos right down to one tiny stamen in the middle of a flower. My camera unfortunately is a bit more basic than his. I did have a flasher camera on my wish list, but I pushed it down the list a bit in favour of buying a new Bernina sewing machine (which is another whole post in itself). I loved this little curly leaf, but I didn't have enough zoom or the facility to get in close enough to do better than this (which has been considerably cropped).
Then there are the sorts of photos that are about texture - a rusty iron fence, ripples on water. I found a site with great photos by Bill Bachmann which are just the sort of thing I'm talking about.
This one of mine is an old copper toilet cistern that I photographed before sending to the scrap metal dealer. I can just see this sort of texture on a quilt, though I'm not sure how to recreate it in fabric.
Posted by Catherine at 8:37 pm