...I have been meaning to photograph these bracelets for quite some time. Months infact. I find photographing these little suckers really, really challenging. I get all sorts of undesirable reflections, weird exposures, shallow depths of field (so lots of blurry bits), and they are generally just a big mess. I did these shots this afternoon. I used natural light (but in a shaded area). I used the flash on the first one as that was the only way I could eliminate most of the waaaaaaay over-exposed areas. I took about 10 shots of each and am still vexed about it all. I would NEVER get a job doing the Prouds catalogue ;-).
The beads in the first pic are by Amanda from rufusandroxy on Etsy. The beads in the second pic are by Terry at Silverfish Designs on Etsy. Both of these lampwork artists make such beautiful beads.
I love the earth tones and the turquoise colouring in them both. They look good with denim and make lovely autumn and winter jewellery.
Time to think about what I am going to throw on the BBQ. After saying that I wasn't interested in the BBQ-buying trip last week, I am now finding the prospect of cooking on it quite entertaining. On Monday I cooked some Portuguese style chicken on it (it came from Lenard's...I didn't season it myself), and it tasted rather fine if I do say so myself!
Hasta la vista chicas.
(Blogged to: Viva la Vida - Coldplay).