Project 52 – Week 37 – Home

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Alex

Back after a long recovery, it seems forever since I’ve blogged or even properly picked up my camera, but Bonnie has done such a wonderful job of keeping our challenge going and I’ve loved seeing her photos and reading her words.   ‘Home’ seems a particularly appropriate subject for me to start up with again as I’ve spent so many weeks cooped up between these four walls.  I knew I wanted to try and capture a non traditional photograph and the opportunity arose this morning.  We installed a chandelier above the desks in our study last weekend and I was watching my husband and youngest son sitting in front of my Mac this morning and noticed that a perfect image was inverted in the lowest glass droplet.  If you look closely you can see both of them, and also the wall of books stacked to bursting in the shelves behind them.  Home is filled with family, books, colour, laughter, and love.

I captured this image at around 10 this morning, using my Canon DSLR and my 85mm 1.8 lens.  I opened the blinds to let some extra light in and adjusted my ISO to 400, and my aperture to f/2.2 so that I could highlight the image on the glass ball whilst blurring the background that it reflected.  Finally, my shutter speed was 1/125.  Post processing in Lightroom 4, I initially cropped and adjusted the angle of the image, and then increased the contrast and clarity, and then the saturation and vibrance slightly.

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