Friday, January 3, 2014

Focus On Life Week 1 ~ The Minimalist Photograph

I'm so happy and excited that Sally of The Studio Sublime is doing Focus on Life again this year.  I was sidetracked last year for various reasons, but I'm looking forward to getting back behind the camera.

We're focusing on minimalism this month and our first assignment was to take a photograph of a single subject.  As I thought about what to photograph, I knew I wanted the subject to be pretty minimalist too.  But what would that be?  Everything I thought of was quite detailed.  And then I opened the silverware drawer and spotted the sugar spoon.  I found my subject!



It's not to late to join in Focus on Life 2014.  Just click here to get all the details.

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Annette xo

6.  just enough snow
7.  the first cup of tea in the morning
8.  a daughter's love
9.  warm clothes


30 comments:

  1. Like your choice of subject. The second shot especially uses the space nicely!

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  2. Wow stunning photos! Well done!

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  3. Great shot of the spoon, Annette! I did something similar with two forks for my portfolio :)
    happy weekend!

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  4. It is a beautiful spoon and your photography is amazing!

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  5. Your photo of the spoon really bring out its beauty.

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  6. Looking forward to another year Happy New Year!

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  7. A great shot! And a very pretty spoon.

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  8. Your photographs are splendid indeed! And, it's a very pretty spoon, too.

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  9. I love the way you made the spoon "float" on the white background. High five on the lighting!

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  10. Annette, I love your photos. The monochrome gray hues and the simplicity of the subject truly creates a minimalistic and yet elegant picture. Love the graceful design of the spoon, looks very Art Nuevo to me.

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  11. Oh wow, that second photo does really make those dancing lines of the spoon come to life. Beautiful!

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  12. This is an amazing photo, the lines are so pure!

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  13. I Love your Spoons! They really do seem to float on the page. I also really love your list of things you are thankful for. Great idea!

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  15. A sugar spoon to add sweetness to your day. Great photos! I like how you have captured it from different angles.

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  16. That is a great choice of subject Annette.

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  17. Love your sugar spoon - such a perfect choice! I need to get back into some antiquity stores and find myself some old, gorgeous silverware :)

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  18. A great photo, beautifully lit and such a pretty spoon :)

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  19. These are really beautifully done!

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  20. AWESOME SHOTS :)

    Love the second one :) T.

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  21. Stunning photos of a very pretty subject!
    Happy New Year :)

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  22. I have a berry spoon that looks a lot like that (only the handle is all 'scrolly' too) I'm thinking my berry spoon is a whole lot bigger! Welcome back! Just found this comment lost ... I got windows 8 with my new computer and don't have a clue where things are now!

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  23. You've done a fantastic job of making a simple tea spoon be beautiful! Great photos!

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  24. Good for you for joining again!!

    I'm afraid I had such good intentions last year but never made it very far.

    Great shots!

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  25. What a great image to start us off on a year of sweetness! Beautiful photos!

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  26. Fantastic shot Annette! I love how simple the spoon is, but still adds a lot of texture to your shot.
    Happy New Year,
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  27. Fabulous shots of the spoon - so pretty and beautifully minimalist!

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  28. I always wondered what those scalloped spoons were for! Now I know ... sweet! ;-) Love your photos!

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