Thursday, January 31, 2008

Day 32-Necklace


Both of these necklaces were photographed in Macro Mode (but I want a macro lens and I'm aiming for mother's day!), with flash and tripod, ISO 200; 35mm lens; f/5.6; exp 1/125.

My sister-in-law made this necklace for me and I just love it. She mixes various things together, like fabric, glass, metal, and then heats it in a kiln. I'm so amazed, and totally delighted to get to be the recipient of these works of art! Thank you, Barb!

If your only two lenses were a 35mm 2.0 or an 18-135mm, which would you choose to photograph this?

Thank you everyone, who steered me toward the macro yesterday. I really do want to get one and my dear, dear husband said to get one. (but I'll wait till mother's day/birthday or I'd feel too guilty!)

24 comments:

--sme said...

Very pretty necklace. I like the blues.

Toni said...

Love the neclace and not sure about the lens! :)

Nicole said...

I love the necklace. So pretty.

Mom2Drew said...

Wow...what talent she's got. Pretty.

Michelle said...

love this. so pretty.

Margaret said...

That necklace is so beautiful! What a treasure! I like the vertical shot best.

Chell said...

Very cool necklace. Tough call on the lens.

Gypsy Girl said...

Love how you give us a choice of two lenses here. The Necklace is beautiful

Amy said...

Very pretty necklace, it looks like a bottle with blue liquid in it.

Danielle said...

very beautiful!

Sharon said...

Beautiful necklace. Great colors.

Mandy said...

What gorgeous necklace. What I thought immediately is that it reminded me of sea glass...such a pretty blue. Thank you for sharing it. She should open her own shop!

Jen said...

WOW! That is s beautiful necklace and I love the lines from the chain!

robin said...

Beautiful necklace, lucky you to be the recipient! So special that it's hand made. I would experiment with both lens and adjust focal length and see which version I liked best.

PS - Go for the macro NOW!!! Why wait :)

pat said...

What a beautiful, unique piece of jewelry. Lucky you! Can't help you with the lens, though.

Becky said...

Beautiful necklace and beautiful photos of it! You did a great job getting a macro shot without a macro lens, but I still think you should get one. If I had to choose of the two lenses you mentioned, I'd probably go with the zoom because I prefer the versatility of a zoom over a fixed length.

~JustJulie~ said...

What a beautiful necklace. She's awfully talented. Not sure what to tell you about the lens. I'd probably go with the 35mm.

Val said...

So pretty! I like the shadow in this

Ginnie said...

Beautiful necklace. Looks like mothers day isn't going to come soon enough.

Veevs said...

Lovely necklace Angela!!

Scrapper88 said...

so pretty, love the blue!

Tori said...

pretty necklace! i like the color...

Jackie said...

Oh that necklace is very pretty..she does a nice job..and you did a great job photoing it ;)

Ms. Math said...

I spent the past hour or so looking at your January 2008 archive. You have so much talent and I become more and more impressed with each photo I see. How have you learned so much - did you take a photography class or has it all been by just playing around?