Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Project Blue. Take Three

As I said yesterday, there is no shortage of blue objects to photograph here. This little bowl came from Kazakhstan, a gift from friends who live there. It sits on a shelf sharing its vibrant blues and greens with us as we pass through the living room.




People have asked about the blue yarn. It is going to be a cardigan, and it's nearly finished.
People also asked about the white background for the turquoise vases (which were gifts two years ago from MamaMia and one of her high school friends because they found them in an antique mall in Oregon and, knowing how much I love blue, they just had to get them for me). I have to confess that the white background is the result of dumb, blind luck. I overexposed the shot because my flash was on, as were six overhead bulbs, and next to the vases but not in the photo, was a mirror, and so even more light was reflected onto the painted background. I learned something about light with that shot.
For more Project Blue photos, go to Anna Carson Photography.

27 comments:

Bethany Hissong said...

This is a beautiful festive bowl! I would love to see your whole house... I'm sure it's filled with beautiful, meaningful things!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful colors in that bowl!

June said...

That's a beautiful bowl! Nice shot of it too.

Debbie said...

I stumbled into your blog today and enjoyed my visit. I love the photos, especially the blue bowl. I am new to blogging and am finding it interesting how blogs seem to have personalities. Your blog is very welcoming and comfy.

Robert said...

More nice photos. It looks like you are having fun with Project Blue. And I love your honest about overexposing the previous shot. But so much of what we do is trial and error. So it wasn't what you were trying for but it ended up working. You also learned how to reproduce the effect should you so choose. So I say it was a great job.

Juliana RW said...

beautiful blue bowl...

My Blue #1 Thanks

Jules said...

Lovely!! I have a big bowl of the same colours from Morocco!!

Mishelle Lane Photography/Secret Agent Mama said...

I love, love, love that bowl!

Gina said...

Beautiful colours and pattern on your bowl ~ you can't beat hand painted :)

Melli said...

WOW! Dumb luck accounts for a LOT of beautiful shots! I'm finding that out myself!

This bowl is gorgeous... I love those colors!

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love the bowls, very nice

artgirlATL said...

A relative of mine adopted a child from there. It's a lovely bowl. I love how you brought us into shot.

Sara said...

Wow, takes two and three are beautiful....I am learning to appreciate blue more and more, thanks to you!

Jenty said...

That's a very pretty bowl. You've given me a good idea for my next blue photo :)

Flower said...

Blue, green, black, brown and white..stunning! Complimentary colors....set off the vibrance nicely!! There is a fondness for small colorful bowls in our family!

Raven said...

What a beautiful bowl. I lkie both shots, but especially the 2nd.

Marg said...

Way to go with your blue theme.
That's one of my favorite colors.
I brought back a beautiful hand-embroidered blue table cloth form Budapest.
My pottery is all blue.
Hm...maybe I will need to make a post.
What is Mama Mia? A Blog? or a musical? You said once, that you were going to see Mama Mia!!

Marg said...

It looks like Debbie is a Boston Fan!
Won't we have fun?
I'm Lakers the whole way.

Beverly said...

Your blues are beautiful. I agree that one cannot have too much blue.

Rebecca said...

That's a beautiful bowl! Can I borrow some of your "blue" things to photograph?

Islandsparrow said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lovella said...

The bowls are so lovely .. oh I'd love to slip on your cardigan. . .
do you sell your handknit items?

.. I'm going to check to see if you have an etsy shop. . . I haven't thought to look before.

Lovella said...

smiling now. . .nope

Whenever I go to a boutique I try on handknitted sweaters but they are usually so big. . I have knit before. . Indian sweaters. but I didn't make them any bigger than I absolutely had to. .

Roxie said...

Your photography skills are really developing! Lovely, lovely pictures. Real eye candy!

M.KATE said...

exquisite bowl and from kazakstan, how lucky you are!!!

Anna said...

Great shot. That pottery reminds me of some I had gotten in Turkey. Beautiful. Thanks for participating in my Project Blue.

kate smudges said...

This is an eye-catching bowl. I love the colours and the design.