Flower Bowls …Floral Friday

The sky was dark with overcast all week so any attempt to use natural lighting for today’s projects was futile. Then,  experimentation with artificial sources came to mind for photographing today’s three projects.

A mid 20th century Frankoma black and orange space age planter bowl contains stark, severe plant forms. A uranium glass depression era ash tray holds a 21st century paperweight. The simple still-life is lit by a standard filament bulb at the left. A black-light tube glows at the right in order to optimally display the uranium glass.

A tan Frankoma florist bowl is the base for a 1980s inspired arrangement of blue elements. A Homco blue jay figurine completes the color scheme. I used two standard LED fixtures to illuminate the set-up.

The same lighting is used for the Japanese stoneware bowl that contains a three stemmed succulent. The very simple planting is accompanied by a “ribbet” toy frog. The novelty makes a “ribbet” sound when the dowel is rubbed against the spine of the frog.

The Japanese bowl is shown on my nightstand with a mid 20th century panther. A standard filament bulb lights the left side of the scene and a blue LED adds a cool note from the right.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day–like writing a poem or saying a prayer.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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