Oddly enough, this week's blog began with one of the base leaves of a head of green cabbage, and how it seemed a perfect cup in which to photograph the birthstone of March - aquamarine. A bit like an oyster and its pearl. On the wall calendar I look at everyday while working at the computer, is a rather large number of people who were born in or who married in March, starting with Susie S. and proceeding to Steve and Peggy, Debbie and Rock, Jan T., Brenda M., Terry T., Andrea S., Deb H. Jean G., Sam G., Sam W., Sara M. W., and ending with Carol R. So one thing lead to another and ultimately camera setups celebrating the March birthstone.
As you can tell from my regular use of the cabbage in numerous images, I find them weirdly photogenic. Lots of nice, soft curves and variations in shades of color seem to make a single leaf a perfect backdrop. Even as I placed and photographed the necklace, I could hear the question of a friend "What are you smoking up there?" Nothing but imagination gone wild.
By working with my macro lens, the cabbage background is a little more mysterious and the stone and necklace more pronounced.
Shooting it from a slightly lower angle, the stone and chain are almost like an oyster and pearl
Speaking of shells, I used a large clam shell for the presentation below.
Far from being an expert on sea shells and marine life, I needed to do a bit of searching for this shell, a small conch.
Using another angle of the conch and aquamarine, the natural light filtered through storm clouds accentuated the blue hue of the stone.
Happy Birthdays and Anniversaries to everyone whose names are on calendar, and to those I may have missed. I hope you have had grand celebrations and that the last week of March does indeed go out like a lamb.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©