Wednesday, 31 August 2011

creating a mood

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I’ve been having fun with my camera, taking photos of my new pyrography necklaces for my etsy shop. The forest has been great for finding different textures and backgrounds. I completely lost track of time and it became like when I am drawing, completely focused on just one thing, all the stress of life melted away.

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Trying to think up ways of putting across my feelings for these necklaces through the photos is hard but I think I’m getting there! I’m hoping to come up with a sort of formula to make the following necklaces quicker to put into the shop.

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I’m not sure I can count the photography part as work because I enjoy it so much, and there’s the added bonus that Floss gets a walk at the same time.

I have noticed the leaves changing colour already and Autumn is definitely in the air. The smell of Autumn in the forest is so evocative for me. When I was four, my first night away from home was with school to a place called Fox Howl in the forest. I can still remember the ranger taking us on a walk to show us all the different types of fungi. It was all such a big adventure.

8 comments:

Magic Bean said...

Gorgeous photos. I am trying to get the right mood for photographing my jewellery too- it's very hard isn't it? Think you've got it tho'. Ax

ANDREW TAYLOR said...

Just been for a woodland walk, seeing fantastic light and clouds; even a short downpour so hid under trees. It was like gloomy cold autumn when we left, and late warm summer coming back an hour later, feeling over-dressed and over heated. My son remarked on the faint evocative woodsmoke smell of autumn. I must have taken 50 photos. Your photos hit just the right note, hope you get lots of buyers :-))

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Nature is wonderful like that. It's a timeless, ageless place we can loose our mind self. Your necklaces have a bit of the forest spirit in them.

HUGS
Lorraine

Vintage Squirrel said...

Lesley, these photos are fab! Love your necklace and looking forward to reading through your posts I missed whilst lacking a phone and internet.....been a LONG 10 weeks!!
K x

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

I love woodland walks, they always inspire me. Beautiful necklace.

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Your very quiet! Hope you are well.
HUGS Lorraine

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Hope your doing well ! have a wonderful xmas.
HUGS
lorraine

ANDREW TAYLOR said...

"HAPPY NEW YEAR" Lesley. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Hoe you're well X