Sunday, September 29, 2013

30 Days of Photogrpahs IV - Circle

I had several ideas for the circle prompt but as I stopped to look at my figurine collection a few days ago, ignoring the dust (Achoo!), I noticed a little cutie playing with a crystal ball.  I couldn't resist. 

I'll admit photographing a shiny gold thing with a crystal proved to be beyond my novice photography skills.  I'm reasonably happy with this first photo as you can actually tell that it's a cat.
The second photo may have a bit more color in the crystal but also offers another circle, the backside of my wedding ring.  My ring was another idea for today.

Shiny kitty with round shiny thing!

This is a handy play area!

What a sweet kitty this is, so quiet, and never gets under foot.

Now go see what's spinning over at Ziva's merry-go-round today.

16 comments: said...

Ooh... two crystal balls for the price of one!

Agent 54 said...

Gold and crystal balls.

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Katherine said...

I think that is a very special and wonderful piece!

Babs-beetle said...

Such a sweet little kitty :)

Cheryl said...

'Shiny' is tough to photograph unless you WANT it to be shiny, then it's not. You did a great job with both photos. The orb looks like crystal with its rainbow colors.

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Reflective things can be horrible to photograph. The only sure way is to do it in a light box. I made one for photographing jewellery from a large cardboard box, some baking parchment and a LOT of duct tape!

Your little kitten didn't turn out too badly, though!

mike said...

But what do you see in the crystal ball??

Unknown said...

And you don't have to feed it! Lovely piece. Photograph it at night using the flashlight technique. Shine the light at the object.

ReformingGeek said...

@Paula - Yeah, things are feeling a big "new age" around here.

@Timothy - Danke.

@Katherine - Thanks. It is really cute.

@Babs - Yes, it is!

@Cheryl - Thanks. Yes, it is a crystal. I'm glad the colors showed a bit.

@Jay - Thanks. Yeah, Hubby may have a light box somewhere.

@mike - I see the end of the photo challenge!

@Lauren - Thanks! Yes, unlike the real cat that is ALWAYS hungry!

nonamedufus said...

Those are amazing pieces of jewelry. You must pay exorbitant insurance premiums.

Janine Kain said...

gotta love shiny things !

Ziva said...

What a pretty shiny thing! Quick, put it away or MikeWJ will steal it. ;)

ReformingGeek said...

@noname - Hee Hee. Gold-colored covered brass or something.

@Janine - Absolutely!

@Ziva - Thanks. Too late, Cat found it.

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Michelle said...

Aww... love it!!! I have a crystal one just like this now I must have a gold one ;)

meleah rebeccah said...

what a beautiful figurine! And yes, it's very difficult to take photos of shiny objects!

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