Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Green Signal

It Ain't Real Jewellery, But Look At The Sparkles

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This shot is for Anna Carson's Project Green. This mock necklace was lying on a table at home, so I shot it exactly where it was. It's just a toy, but it gave me vibrant colour as well as great depth of field, while the silver-gold "mock valuable look" provided some great light-halo effects in the immediate background.

26 comments:

evlahos said...

great composition and colors

Lee said...

The minute I saw the glittering green and red I thought it was a Christmas shot. Still think that. Those longish blue beads look like Christmas tree light bulbs. Gorgeous festive colors, David! What fun!

Cheers!

Lacey Lichi said...

Isn't it great when the best subjects are things we stumble upon! Nice green and you're right- it does make for a nice glittery composition!

Blog Princess G said...

Ohh, twinkly things! (I'm a magpie).

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Very, very nice!

Christy said...

That's a shiny, happy green! Well done. :)

willow said...

Great photo, David! I agree with lee, it does have a festive, holiday quality. Nice shot.

Hilary said...

Oooh.. shiny and colourful.. well done!

Stacey Huston said...

Great shot, Love the sparkle, but then again don't all girls.. lol

CrazyCath said...

They look like Christmas lights!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Christmas in April, what a concept...and all that glitters is not gold (but it sure looks like it).

Seamus said...

These kinds of spontaneous opportunity shots are wonderful!

CrazyCath said...

My weekend wandering post is up at my place and called Lonely Wandering

Charles Gramlich said...

the color is gorgeous. Such a rich green

A.Bananna said...

Were back!! We had a wonderful time even though we all got sick! :) I am going to catch up with your blog! have a great day!

Suldog said...

David:

Thought you'd like to know (or maybe not, but it's too late now) as promised, you are a character in the stupidest play ever written. Well, actually, I didn't promise to make you a character in the stupidest play ever written, but that's how it turned out. Come see for yourself:

http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

San said...

Didn't know you were into mock jewelry in your off-hours. But it does look better on you than the KICK ME sign.

Seriously, a "radiant" image.

quilly said...

I had a necklace like that. I dressed in velvet and chiffon, then draped the necklace around my neck and wore it to a Christmas party. It got heaps of compliments all evening! Plastic and chrome, who would have thought?

Monique said...

Lovely shot David, specially that green one. I'm not one for jewelry though, even though it's given all the time as presents.

Middle Ditch thirteen is posted.

Maggie May said...

Lovely sparkly things! love the colours!

diXymiss said...

We call it "BLING" around here ~ the piXies can't get enough of the sparkly stuff. Great shot!

CAROLYN said...

I like it! Great shot for PG. It immediately spurred my creative side :)

Napaboaniya said...
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napaboaniya said...

Love your macro shot on this :P Brings out the green. At first glance I thought they were Christmas decorative lights. Guess it's your daughter's necklace :P

p/s: removed the previous post cause I posted the wrong blog. my PG is at my wordpress.

Anna said...

This is perfect for PG! And shiny too!

The Apron Queen said...

Enjoyed your Project Green. Come check out my green sand pails. I’m still trying to get the sand outta my shorts! :D

http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/04/tackling-sand-in-my-shorts.html