Friday, January 11, 2013

Soft & Sweet

                                                        Hello everyone,
                     It is windy and overcast but still mild here today. I was playing with my 50mm lens on my camera yesterday and these are a few of the photos I shot.
                            I was by the baywindow and used a mirror to to shed a little more light on the subject
      I covered my lens with a shear ribbon held on by an elastic to get this soft look- but I am thinking maybe I should have cut a hole in it to give a sharper look to the centre. What do you think-any tips for me?
                               I did cut a hole in the centre for this one.
          and I used a short depth of field- 1.8 for most of these pics to give the blurred look behind the first tea cup.

                                          I love this teacup that I got in Florida last year.
                                                  Dainty teacups.

                                 Well, that was me playing with my camera again.

 I am joining My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday,

and Artful Affirmations for Tea cup Tuesday.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Aszka9 said...

Cudowne filiżanki.

Highlandview said...

I love the photos. I need to make a resolution to learn more about photography for my blog.

Highlandview said...

I love the photos. I need to make a resolution to learn more about photography for my blog.

Highlandview said...

I love the photos. I need to make a resolution to learn more about photography for my blog.

Deb said...

Very pretty.


I love the romantic touh you gave to your ictures, with a romantic light. Wish I could be as gifted as you are !!
`*.¸.*✻✿✿✿*`*.¸xoxo from PARIS *✻✿✿✿*`*.¸.


Melissa Bishop said...

Either way is just as lovely.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Beautiful photo's! Lovely teacups and soft candle light! So romantic.

shirlgirl said...

A teacup from Florida! Wow that is fun to know that you have been to my state. Now if I can only make it to your location, it looks so beautiful it makes me want to visit.

Erna said...

Hello Carolyn I like your way of making photos, I looking for a new camera at this very moment...
Erna x

Madelief said...

Lovely photographs Carolyn! You have a beautiful collection of rose teacups.

After three weeks of grey skies we finally had some sunshine today :-). Snow is expected for the weekend. I hope the plants in the garden will survive. Because of the mild temperatures some are above ground already.

Wishing you a Happy Weekend!

Madelief x

Terri said...

Hello Carolyn,
Your photos are great! I love seeing what you are trying out with your camera. I have never thought to put sheer lace over the lens. Your china is all beautiful. I also have the first cup you share. We would love for you to hook up with Tea Cup Tuesday with this post. Our tea loving blog hopping friends would love to visit you : )
Thanks so much for sharing.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for sharing your photos, it was really interesting to read how you took the different shots.

Linda said...

Girl, u r gooood! Lol Are you teaching the photography course now? :-))) What a job, Carolyn! LOVE.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Merlesworld said...

You got some nice effects, well done I have just found my zoom lens on my new camera I not very good yet

domenica.60 said...

You are a gift for photography,Carolyn.
Happy weekend!

Andi's English Attic said...

The rose tea set reminds me of my dolls tea service when I was small. So pretty. The pics are lovely. My dad was a semi-professional photographer in the 50's and 60's and he told me he used to put vaseline on the lens if he wanted soft focus. He never told me how he cleaned it off again. Perhaps he had a separate lens for the purpose. xx

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Pretty images, Carolyn. Love the first teacup! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


Marilyn said...

I love that you play with your camera and share what you did to get the effect of the photo. Thanks for the inspirations and beauty.

Anonymous said...

Such beauty and peace in your photographs and blog. I look forward to following you!

Katy Noelle said...

Very, VERY pretty, Carolyn! What should you do? Keep playing - you're getting wonderful results! ;) =]

super kiss and hug to you - another kindred soul who likes to spend time staring at teacups through a tube! What bliss! =D

Cindy said...

Beautiful and delicate. Love the tea cups and the candle light is a perfect touch.