When I saw Cindy’s sixth photo in my blog reader, I wouldn’t have guessed that it was an archived picture. It looks great! I knew even before I started searching through my first posts that I would not be so lucky. I was prepared to cringe.
I didn’t have to go far to find my first 6 images. My second post ever was in August of 2008. It was about a multicolored peyote stitch rope, and contains my 5th, 6th and 7th photos. They’re all terrible! I thought about cheating and sharing the 7th photo, since it’s by far the worst one of the bunch. You’re welcome to check it out for yourself, but beware!
The actual 6th photo is a shot of the beads I used to create the necklace. Until around March of 2009, I always photographed beads for my inspiration stories in a shallow metal dish that is actually a gourmet coffee coaster. I much prefer the four little beads cups that I use today - especially because I don’t have to sort the beads after photographing them. I only wish I had more of them.
This photo was probably taken on my kitchen table, with a 60 watt bulb glaring overhead. If there’s any natural light present, it’s minimal. The glare and the yellowish tinge to everything is my least favorite thing about it. Today, I wouldn’t dream of taking a photograph under anything but sunlight.
I also over cropped this photo, since you can barely see what it is. If there weren’t a bead story to go with it, once could mistake it for colored sand, or crayon shavings! I just happen to have a few of these beads still in my stash, so I rephotographed them. I think today’s version is world’s better, but I still have much to learn about the art of photography.
I’m passing on the 6th Photo Challenge to:
A Bead a Day
A Little Bit of Everything
cabin + cub
daxdesigns bead art
The Art of Zen Crochet
Three Fates Design
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