Friday, October 29, 2010
Macro Friday's daunting task again
When I see the macro shots shared on Laura's "Blogging from Bolivia" Macro Friday challenge, I gulp several times and wonder if I should even be sharing my own photography. This week, there's color and texture and some delightful macro looks---starting with an amazing ugly bug Laura shares! I wandered around my house, looking for an appropriate macro subject, tried several and settled on this antique wedding basket. It was a gift to my great-grandparents in 1881, a silver(plate, I think) Reed and Barton piece that is now heavily tarnished. (An antiques dealer once told me to be very careful about polishing it, so I didn't try.) Two peacocks anchor each base of the handle. A note written in pencil by my great-aunt identifies the item, the recipients, and the date.