Sunday, April 19, 2009

A thrift store treasure

vintage britt


I love my mom. She is always visiting thrift stores and picking me up "treasures" that she thinks I may be able to use in my photo shoots. She picked this old-school globe up for me a few months ago and, I'm embarrassed to say, its been sitting in my DI pile. I just wasn't sure what to do with this beauty. I'm so glad I still had it, it was perfect for this challenge.

50 mm, f/3.2, 1/320 sec, ISO 200

I took this picture in front of a window using natural light and spot metering. In elements I sharpened and cropped.

As always, CC welcome

11 comments:

Teri said...

Very Beautiful, I love globes, they are just so fascinating and the stand that is sitting in looks very rich in color, I also like the way you didn't get the whole globe in the picture. Eye catching.

Blake said...

this is a nice shot! I dont know of any schools that use globes like this anymore. Maybe it was an elementary school thing. You captured this globe quite nicely.

Katy said...

don't throw this out!!!!!!!! It's beautiful, I love the old school feel of this globe. The light makes this such a soft and serene picture, very pretty! and I love that you got the one hemisphere and left the rest to our imaginations-- well done!

princess jen said...

I like how you cropped this photo and I love the light on it.

Janelle said...

I agree with you on all points. I wouldn't know what the heck to do with it, but I love it for this photo. I love your angle and cropping.

Jackie said...

My family had one when I was little and they do take up some room, but very cool none the less...great pic

Rachel H. said...

I have totally been searching for one of these! : ) They are awesome!

I absolutely love the light and coloring in this. The only cc I can see is that I wish I could see the right side of the globe (the curved wood around it) more. Like, even cropping just after the edge so the rim followed through...

But it is SUCH a great picture! Did you use a backdrop?? What a great use of natural light!

Brittney said...

Nope, no backdrop. The wide aperature and selective lighting gave it that look. I was quite tickled. As for the angle idea, I totally know what your saying, I might have to play around with it a bit more for fun. Thanks for the CC!

Mindy said...

Pretty globe! I love the light and the crop. Nice job, Brittney!!

Rachel H. said...

woo hoo Brittney! No backdrop and you got that kind of shot! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Kristine N said...

Feels very Victorian. I love the lighting and the way you've cropped it. I'd expect this to be in some old explorer type's study or library.