Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Antique Shop


Santa brought me this lens for Christmas.
Thanks Santa!


I decided to test it out at a large antique shop.
I figured there I would get lots of shooting variety
in the form of natural and artificial light on many different surfaces - 
matte, shiny, smooth, textured, reflective, etc.




I actually got more than I bargained for as the shop was busier than usual and 
they had more junk - ooopppsss..... I mean more antique treasures
 than I remember from my last visit.




Anyway, it was great fun and time slipped away as I was caught up in the moment.
That's the beauty of photography, isn't it?



Wishing you a happy and creative week!


33 comments:

  1. Love the presentation and light in the images of the cups and saucers.

    Congratulations on the new lens!

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  2. These photos are beautiful, such lovely light & composition. You must be very pleased with your new lens, what is it?

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  3. Leanne - in answer to your question, I've linked the word lens to all the info :)

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  4. Beautiful shots. I love the cups with the gold detail against the turquise background. Lovely colours!

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  5. Love the cups and saucers. I like the soft edges the lens baby gives to your images.

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  6. Anna, you are rockin' that Lensbaby!!!
    Each of these is wonderful, and I am glad you are enjoying using the lens. It truly has so many possibilities.

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Have a wonderful day!

    lisa.

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  7. Thank you for introducing the Lensbaby. Great captures and my favorite is the sewing machine.

    Happy New Year!

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  8. Jealous about the lens! I love shooting in antique stores...some of the best stories!

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  9. wow, love that lens. so jealous. you are doing an awesome job with it! i've heard there is a bit of a learning curve.

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  10. Santa knows photography! Terrific captures. I might add a Lensbaby to my bag!

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  11. You must have been very good this year!:) Love the look of these treasures thru that lens...especially those first two...

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  12. Your gift was a gift to us as well...now we get to see more beauty from your photos!

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  13. What lovely photos - the first one is especially gorgeous! I love the lighting, the soft focus, and the colors. Enjoy your new lens!

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  14. What a fun shop to practice in. Some of the items remind me of my grandparent's belongings.

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  15. What a fun series of inspiring images. So warm and absolutely timeless. Love this!

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  16. Congrats on the new lens and WOW..what a great idea to try it out in an antique shop! Love that capture and composition of the sewing machiing. Looks like the new lens is working pretty darn well :) Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments.

    Kathy

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  17. Love your capture of the sewing machine. :)

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  18. Beautiful photos all of them. Like the way you do it! Great job from you!!!
    Have a creativ week to you.

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  19. How gorgeous and congratulations on that lens! Can't wait to see more of it!

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  20. Such beautiful still-life images....lovely blog!

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  21. love the dreamy shots ... you really told a special story with your camera !!

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  22. Anna, everything you shoot is magical! The stacks of dinnerware are my favorites.

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  23. So many dreamy shots, Anna! :) A fest for my eyes! I could spend hours in an antique shop ;D
    I've heard of the Lens-baby, but had no idea what they were. I really like the soft edges they give to your shots.
    Happy day!

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  24. You got yourself everyone’s dream of a lens this Christmas. You must have been a very good girl. I love the end product on each of these photos. Beautiful work.genie

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  25. I'm a bit slow this week in getting round to my favorite blog haunts, sorry about that. but oh what a treat this is...you got a Lensbaby!!! it must be a whole lot of fun to play around with that. I got a Holga camera for my birthday and that was a blast - until I found out how difficult it is to get the black and white 120 film developed! But a lens is a different sort of toy and you've been playing. I love that sewing machine shot. the last one though is my favorite. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your fun. we're finally getting the season's first snowfall! happy day to you Anna.

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  26. i love your lensbaby shots, what a great place to photograph, happy to be on the kat eye journey with you

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  27. Lensbabies are dreamy, aren't they? I don't have one but "know" a few people who do. Really interesting results.

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  28. I love these shots! I've got a lensbaby too, and I know it's not the easiest lens to use so these are really impressive. I look forward to seeing more.

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  29. Great photos with your new lens! Isn't that fun and what a great place to go to try it out... Oh and by the way, i have those dishes. Have so much fun with your new lens that Santa brought you!

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  30. For an antique lover these images are wonderful..Santa was good too you!

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  31. Your snaps through the Antique Shop are a perfect adventure to infuse the images with the nostalgic blur of the lens. Very cool. Cheers!

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  32. These are really lovely shots. I guess they didn't mind you taking pictures?? Sometimes I feel like such a little poparazi when I shoot in public places. It is tough to be inconspicuous when you have a SLR camera :)

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