Taking a closer look…it’s all in the details

This past week’s challenge was all about the details.  So with that in mind, I wanted to photograph somewhat everyday items but in a way that highlighted the finer details.

I had originally planned to photograph details in the built environment, such as, architectural details, mechanical details, etc.  However, the weather was not cooperating and so I ended up scavenging items around the house that I thought may be interesting to photograph.

For this challenge I used a simple lightbox with a black background and a single source of light.

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I have always been fascinated by pine combs.  To me, they are always a welcome sign of Autumn and cooler weather.  I find their structure intriguing, I have photographed and even drawn them before.

 

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This camera actually belonged to my parents.  I stumbled across it a few years ago and it’s currently displayed on a shelf in my study.  It’s no longer functional but makes for an interesting photo.

 

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I thought this small oil lamp would also be an interesting subject, especially when lit.

 

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I couldn’t resist a classic Zippo lighter.

 

As always, thanks for viewing my photos…I hope you enjoyed them.

– Mike L.

 

About the Author Michael Lovette

I'm an artist living in the foothills of NC (USA). I'm an average joe, married nearly 30 years to my high school sweetheart with 2 wonderful children and a four-legged old lady named Katie.

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