Frugal Still Life & The 50mm Project #1

This is my first week taking part in Cheryl MacCain's "Frugal Still Life" photography 
Kim Manley Ort's "The 50mm Project" online course. 

~ Time is precious, waste it wisely! ~

The setup was simple and it cost me nothing. I used brown poster board, letters from "Scrabble" 
and an old watch of my husbands grandfather. Then edited the image with Kim Klassen's "Lilly" texture and used Perfect Effects "Center spotlight". The picture was taken with my 50mm 1.8 lens.

~ Shoes... one can never have to many! ~


Passione Helena said...

Wat een mooie foto's Barbara!

Ik hoop dat je heel comfortabel door de tijd van 2014 zult wandelen..Happy New Year!

Fijne dag nog!

Lieve groetjes, Helena

Vicky said...

LOVE the TIME theme and photo!

Stephanie said...

I love the idea you had for the time composition. Your shoe shot is so sharp and crisp - especially the laces.

Ans van Ispelen said...

Prachtig Barbara.
Mijn complimenten,hoor.

Groetjes Ans

Barbara said...

I signed up for this class but I am having a problem with my 50mm 1.4, need to send it in. I have been wanting to do something with a pocket watch I have also. love this so much.

Anneke said...

Mooi verwoord Barbara. En prachtige foto's
Liefs Anneke

Red Rose Alley said...

The still life picture is very nice, and the watch is even more special since it belonged to your husband's Grandfather. My husband has a watch that belonged to his Dad, but yours goes back to one more generation - what a treasure! Love the shoes too.

It's January! I hope your week is a good one.


Olga V. said...

Dear Barbara,

Very interesting photo with the clock.


Anonymous said...

Beide Bilder sind ganz wunderbar und die Schärfe
der Schuhe ist beeindruckend!!
Lieben Gruß Patricia

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the photo of the shoes; the focus is perfect.

José said...

Jeetje wat gaaf weer Barbara!!

Lijkt me helemaal jouw ding die uitdaging en cursus, wordt weer genieten voor ons lezers (uhm, kijkers ;-))

Liefs José

Cathy H. said...

I love Scrabble words in photos and I love how you placed the watch! I took Kim's class last year and so enjoyed it! I'll be looking forward to more of your images from class.

What's in a day said...

Wat mooi Barbara, de laatste zin past wel bij mij:)

Lieve groetjes, Eefie

Marjon said...

Super foto's Barbara....lieve groet Marjon

Melissa said...

Great shots - I must pull out some Scrabble tiles to try for still life. Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen said...

Both photos are wonderful! Off to see if I can find out about Kim Manley's 50mm Project.

Kamana said...

you have a wonderful eye for photos!

Tammy said...

They are both beautiful shots!! I have so much to learn.

Nina said...

Beautiful, Barbara! Just love your "Time" - such a creative idea with the letters together with the pocket watch. And the shoes look so cool and comfy at the same time!

Ingrid said...

Prachtige foto's weer Barbara....liefs