Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eggs and Ribbon

I have a confession to make. I mentioned how much I like fresh eggs to a co-worker because I was hoping she would bring me some. I do eat them; really I do. But I also wanted to take pictures of them. I'm sure you understand. Completely.


I loved my egg picture on Instagram, but when I first posted it here I noticed that the filter kind of made things a little squirrelly. So I edited a slightly different version on PicMonkey just blurring out the background a little. I think next time I'll use my big camera and get the real soft focus in the background without editing. 
 

I also took a page (literally) from Kelly Kardos who mentioned that she uses scrapbook paper sometimes as her backdrop. So that's exactly what I used for this ribbon picture. 

I pulled the ribbon out the other day to embellish my sweet mother-in-law's Mother's Day gift. That lady (who is 86-years-old) has an amazing memory. I layered a burlap ribbon under the one pictured here, and she remembered that she had given me the burlap ribbon years ago. I'm really hoping that I take after her somehow as I grow older. She is one tough cookie.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, whether you were the recipient of some love or had a chance to let someone else know how much you've appreciated their mothering ways. 

Holidays always make me think of my own mom and how much I miss her.



5 comments:

Kelly said...

I ADORE these shots Roban. I'm giddy that what I say doesn't fall on deaf ears-the possibilities are endless for back drops with SB paper! Love the comp on those eggs. On my drive out to the country yesterday-I passed a barn/home that sold brown eggs-

Jamie said...

Love both shots!! My fav is the eggs though......

beth said...

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Lisa Gordon said...

Roban, the photograph of the egg is really, really wonderful. I love the neutral tones and the softness.

Have a wonderful day ahead!

Kim Stevens said...

Oh yes, I completely get the the whole egg thing photographically speaking! :)

And I too use scrapbook paper, since I have a bazillion of them that never got used for scrapbooking I was going to do and never did.

So glad you popped over to my blog so now I could find and follow you!