Monday, January 24, 2011
Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest Entry
Over at Gardening Gone Wild, the photo contest theme for the month is "Macro in a Mason Jar". It looked interesting, so I tried my hand at it.
I told you about it here and showed you my pics here.
I have decided to enter this one:
(Take a look at the larger image here)
It looks almost like a watercolor, and it is hard to tell if it was taken on land or in the sea. I like it for its softness, its mystery, and its ethereal qualities.
If you haven't guessed, it is garlic skins. I fluffed them up a bit and arranged them just so in the bottom of a quart jar. I originally used a pint sized jar, but my camera had a hard time focusing too close (I am over 40 now and can empathize with my poor camera! ;) Then the jar was set on a mirror, which probably added the swirly pastel watercolor look around the skins; I used the natural light from a nearby window and was pleased with the soft lighting.
If you have a minute, click on over to their site and take a look at the other great entries. I always enjoy looking at what others have created.
Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow :)