Monday, June 30, 2008

Think Like a Blogger

While taking photos Saturday morning for a post to be featured later this week, I came across an old weathered bench on the front porch of a historical building. I stopped to look at this bench with its peeling yellow paint and rusted cast iron.


At first I was just admiring its rustic charm, but then I began to think like a blogger--seeing the ways this bench could become relevant to my blog. Right away I knew what I needed to do. I walked back to the car to retrieve an item to add to the picture. And now...


...this bench is the perfect backdrop to the
most-difficult-to-photograph sock ever. The second sock of this pair will be cast on in a few days, after I play around with knitting a few preemie hats.

Stitch Pattern: Garter Rib
Yarn: Happy Feet
Color: 4 (Shades of red that tend to glow when photographed!)

15 comments:

  1. Yellow is the perfect back drop to red. Old faded, peeling yellow...good work in both the sock and the picture. ;-)

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  2. What a great picture! I love the washcloth from the last post as well. You always have such professional-looking pictures! :)

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  3. The picture looks great! You would never know it was so hard to photograph!

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  4. Blogging does change your perspective on things doesn't it. Wonderful picture, and I love the sock. Just beautiful!!
    Have a great 4th!
    Suzanne

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  5. The prospective of the bench makes the photograph as it is out of the ordinary. I like the contrast of the bench and the sock. Nice job.

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  6. pretty sock. and what a cool old bench.
    I've always had a hard time taking photos of reds.

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  7. Pretty sock, handsome bench, beautiful photo.

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  8. Great backdrop and I love the color of the sock!

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  9. Old, worn stuff is always the best. Cute setting for your sock:)

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  10. Hmmm, You also think like a photographer. Your pictures are beautiful!
    I love the red sock. What a cherry looking red.

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  11. OK - that simple bench shot may be one of my all time favorites. There's something so reassuring about it. It takes me to a feeling of "Oh, there's an emtpy bench to sit on" that you get after walking around all day and the only thing you want is to sit and rest.

    ; )

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  12. Nice back drop for a nice looking sock. I love old benches like that.

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  13. Nice touch and the red is so deep and rich just what you want for a sock. Lovely as always happy knitting.

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  14. YOu need to share the big fish picture!

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  15. Yes, Tracy, where's the big fish? ;-Þ

    I guess you can see I finally got the comment window to open for me. I decided to try one more time after that last e-mail. Voila'! I don't know what my problem was, but I hope it's gone for good!

    As I told you in an e-mail, I LOVE the "sock on bench" photo. It's homey, and yet has a real artsy look about it. I'm not sure which is best, your knitting or your photography. Both are excellent!

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy