This image actually started out with a vintage photo, an antique piece of jewelry, and this lace trim. Like all photographers, I had a vision and was very excited to see how it turned out. However, along the way I discovered that the lace, alone on the French text and in the light from my window, made a softer and prettier shot than my imagined arrangement.
Several of my images have been “detours” from the original. My bowl of roses was an idea that came about while photographing my china cabinet. My Tattered in White started as a sit down picture on a new wooden chair I had purchased. So many of my photographs were simply the result of looking around and grabbing something new to try in the arrangement I was working on at the time.
That’s one of the things I love about photography. Each session can be like a road trip without a map. If you’re willing to take a few detours, you might just like where you end up better than where you were going.
Lighted texture (just enough to warm the image up) by www.flickr.com/photos/playingwithpsp/3772267203/in/set-72...