A Trip Through the Interior

17 02 2010

We’ve had a bit of a tough week this time around.  My time was pretty limited since I spent a lot of it with my elderly Aunt.  She ended up being hospitalized this week, and neither her place nor the hospital allows me to spend time at the computer or in the studio.  So when life hands you lemons, you try to make some lemonade.  While I was at her place I used a little time taking some interior shots of her home to add to my “Interiors” collection.  I wasn’t well prepared for shooting indoors since I don’t carry around my lighting out of habit, but some of them aren’t bad, and she has an interesting home. Some of the shots I set aside to isolate for .png files and I haven’t been able to get around to that yet, but here’s a sneek-peek at some of the new stuff in the interiors section.

Home Interiors

Antique Dutch CanistersAlong with these there’s a few photos added to some of the other sections, but on the whole my time has been spent elsewhere this week. In the “General” section is a set of antique ceramic/china canisters in blue and white (really “cream” as opposed to white) often referred to as “delft” – these indeed have a pattern of dutch girls on them. The thumbnail doesn’t show the complete set – there are two additional pieces visible in the larger photo. My Aunt has owned these as long as I can remember, so they’ve been in her possession for 50 years (give or take) and were purchased for her from an antique shop. My Aunt has always loved the delft ware and has collected it and other similar blue and white china since the early days of her marriage. It would probably take me 2 or 3 eight-hour days to photograph all of her pieces.

Also included in the general category is a fun little bit of graffiti – somewhat censored, but censored by it’s creator rather than by me. What you can’t see inthe thumbnail is the skateboard this poor guy fell off of. This is only one of the many pieces of artwork painted onto the concrete surfaces of a local skate park – many are little more than scribbles, but a few are pretty good. Of course, every year a couple of them get obliterated by the new skaters who paint over some of the older images.

Pears and ApplesThere’s a few new files in the food category,  a new image in the birds section (cute little Hairy Woodpecker), a couple of new dogs in the pet section, and a couple of new landscapes as well. One of the new photos in the food section is this image of golden coloured pears and red apples in a cut glass bowl in a darkened kitchen. A little bit on the artsy side rather than pure stock, but it turned out rather well.

There’s the usual assortment of backgrounds and texture files this week as well. Because of my time limitations this week, many of St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun & Flowersthe textures are from fabrics and textiles in my aunt’s home, and there’s a few new sets of bricks in the brick & stone textures, along with a couple of really nice rusted textures and a couple of abstract textures too.

On the home page you’ll find the featured “seasonal image” is a newly created and just released graphic for St. Patrick’s Day. I am hoping I’ll find enough time to create a few more before it actually arrives, so if you are a fan of St. Paddy’s then you might want to sport this graphic on your blog.




One response

5 03 2010

I’ve been living the “hippy” life so long I forgot homes like your aunt’s still exist. Everything so orderly and immaculate. The china closets are really exquisite.

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