Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Photo Journey // Day Twenty-Eight: Through the Looking Glass

Photo prompt from Paper Coterie:
Through the Looking Glass:
As you know by now, I am big on perspective. As in, a slight change in it can make all the difference. Sometimes turning something on its ear is the most refreshing shift in how it's perceived. Just like with life, a photographic image isn't always as it seems. When you use a tool to alter your creative vision on purpose, the results can be surprising and illuminating. Find something, anything, that changes the way things look today. Shoot through your water glass, a window, or even through something that's not quite as clear as you'd like it to be, just to see what happens. There is beauty in mystery. It's your job to discover it.
Valerie Jones // f/3.5, 1/50, ISO 800
I have this glass candy jar shaped like a Christmas tree that has been around since I was growing up. It always and only holds red and green M&M’s at Christmas time. Now that the season is almost over, it is getting low on candy. I walked past the jar sitting on the kitchen counter and saw our Christmas tree through it. I immediately fell in love with how the light played through the shape of the glass…and even better when the camera lens focused on it! I hope you enjoy it too.