Bottle Shelf, Highland Village, Nova Scotia

Bottle Shelf, Highland Village, Nova Scotia (click to enlarge)

Here are antique bottles on a shelf in one of the houses at Highland Village in Iona, Nova Scotia.  The original had the brownish two-tone bottles up against a beige wall.  Too much beige for me so I used Silver Efex Pro to convert to black and white.

The village has several buildings full of knick-knacks.  If it rains while you are there, duck into one of the buildings (or huts!), and spend some time photographing knick-knacks and details.

Highland Village: N45 56 54.26  W60 49 03.76

Sea Glass in an Bottle

On March 18, 2017, in Uncategorized, by admin
Sea Glass in a Bottle

Sea Glass in a Bottle (click to enlarge)

This image shows sea glass in a bottle.  The sea glass comes from the beach at Scituate, Massachusetts.  The bottle was something we picked up at an antique shop somewhere along the way.

This is another garage studio project shot in my Fotodiox studio in a box.  I started shooting the bottle from the side as it is covered in imperfections and had that wavy appearance common to old panes of glass.  Given that the sea glass does not make much of a stack inside the bottle, shooting from the side did not accentuate the sea glass.

As I was moving the bottle around, I happened to look straight down the opening in the bottle.  This view presented several interesting elements of composition.  There is the round outline of the bottle itself, the imperfections and textures of the glass between the edge of the opening and the edge of the bottle, the blurred sea glass, the circular lip of the opening, and the sharply focused sea glass with their imperfections.

It is interesting that the bottle shows tints of the white, green, and brown sea glass depending on what area of the bottle you look at.  Those tints keep the eye moving as it tries to associate those times with something elsewhere in the image.

Sea glass in a bottle:  My garage

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