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on the windowsill
on the windowsill

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Challenge: Beauty In The Everyday II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Mar 8, 2013
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2013

I guess the "everyday" is different for everyone. In the spirit of disclosure, I do NOT burn incense very often, or even EVER. But I had this little box of it, most likely a gift from someone. I used it for the smoke challenge, and now, on its heels, this seemed an interesting and photogenic everything "thing". The little dish came in the box.

I knew I wanted to shoot this on the windowsill, because isn't that where everyday things are placed? But it looked rather forlorn all by itself. Then I remembered I had this tassel lying around somewhere, so I had to go scavenge for it. I really love the color combination (I tried playing with shifting the colors around, but the aqua, gold, and violet looked so pretty I left that alone). The soft, undulating forms of the tassel juxtapose nicely with the hard surfaces of the sill, and the dish and incense. I also like how the smoke and the tassel rather mirror each other.

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I wanted this to look soft and dreamy. We'll see if I succeeded.

Place: 72 out of 103
Avg (all users): 5.3113
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.3864
Avg (non-participants): 5.2581
Views since voting: 174
Views during voting: 208
Votes: 106
Comments: 6
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03/18/2013 02:20:38 PM
lovely color
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2013 11:45:51 PM
dreamy, lovely pic, already voted.
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03/17/2013 10:14:21 PM
wild and wonderful... I can smell it.
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03/17/2013 10:28:49 AM
soft and delicate feel
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03/13/2013 01:29:10 PM
I like the glow this photo has. The objects are interesting.
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03/13/2013 03:04:40 AM
This is very soft pretty and beautiful color, good job with the incense smoke!!
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