Sometimes one has to use what one has available in order to be creative. We have a number of knickknacks, figurines and toys that have been part of this project over the three years. There are times when it is the subject that is the inspiration and other's where the light is. Here are two examples from the past two images for my photo a day challenge.
February 10. I have been watching a fair amount of the Olympic coverage from Sochi, Russia. I remembered we had a tiny set of the Nesting Dolls and thought they would make a good subject in honour of the games. I wanted to create a slightly different look so I lined them up on my desk using the reflection of my computer monitor and the grain of the wood to create an interesting background. I decided that today I wanted to use the Hipstamatic app on the iPhone and the BlackKeys Ultrachrome to give a brown tone to the image. I moved the camera around till I got the right angle and created this photo.