Upturned by helenhall


I was going to call this how not to run your photography project part 2, but on second thoughts, perhaps this is the only way forward …

it involves discarding the list of essential tasks required for the day, even if it does include cooking and cleaning and preparing for guests, and letting a whole hour slip by as you swap one object for another, one room for another, one table for another and one pov for another in attempt to find the still life composition that pleases. The technical performance is lacking - such that I have had to blur out the background a little and this had not been achieved seamlessly. More work to be done on getting this right ….

But at the end of the day, well, everything that has to be done was done, and everything else can wait.

Thank you Ann for setting me back on the task after yesterday's effort. In the end I only kept one of the items from yesterday's shot, but I found something with a certain meaning to me.

The two pots - one cheap earthenware as used by the Dalit community in India - known as the untouchables, the lowest of the castes. The other, a beautiful high quality blown glass vase from Cape Cod.

Together here, they are of equal standing. both fragile, yet of equal beauty. The two vessels are visually linked by leaves from an old olive tree in Palestine.
wonderful, meaningful words with the image!
February 22nd, 2020  
Beautifully done. Very much like how this speaks to the fragility.
February 22nd, 2020  
Great shot
February 22nd, 2020  
Love the image as well as the thoughts behind it.
February 22nd, 2020  
I love your narrative that goes with this very thoughtful image.
February 22nd, 2020  
beautiful capture and thoughts.
February 22nd, 2020  
hard work and a loving heart working together to make a beautiful work.
February 22nd, 2020  
A lovely composition. Fav!! 😀
February 22nd, 2020  
i seem to get better and better at discarding the list - hence more and more behind with What Needs Doing ... i enjoyed your narrative as always. it really does feel like there's a connection here
February 23rd, 2020  
Brilliant use of still life to create your description. Nice olive leaves as well. :)
February 25th, 2020  
Great composition of still life, with perfect lighting and exposure
March 9th, 2020  
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