Weekly Photo Challenge: LOST IN THE DETAILS (2)

Lost in the details, layer upon layer, here are some Japanese teapots at the Teavanna store in our Holyoke Mall:

Teapots at the Mall

and here are the teapots, even more intricately layered, with some reflections thrown in:

More Teapots at the Mall

We’re taking a DVD class on photography with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore for the Great Courses. He’s big on mantras that begin running through your head: Good light, good composition, something interesting. Good light, good composition, something interesting.

Well, I don’t know about these shots. I didn’t check out the light, the composition is intuited, and the interest? Simply that I love teapots! So in the end, I don’t know if they suit at all. I just know they suit me. So much so that I can’t decide between them, I love both of my imperfect children.

Do you prefer one to the other, and if so, why? (And how do you feel about teapots?)

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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: LOST IN THE DETAILS (2)

  1. pauline says:

    Though they are both good shots, the first appeals more because of its simplicity despite the layers. I like the concentration of fewer pots. I have four teapots in my possession, only because that’s all I have room for. One is the very pot my mother brewed tea in when I was a child.

    I imagine I could live happily in that tea shop πŸ˜‰ And, if your photos please you, a discerning and thoughtful person, if they please others it’s only icing, isn’t it?

    • Touch2Touch says:

      I too like the simplicity — but I’m also drawn to complexity, so go know.
      As for the question, I feel like I’m supposed to be learning — a result of doing that class. I find his lectures really interesting BUT — they don’t leave me racing to pick up my camera and head out for a shooting session. In fact, I guess I find them intimidating. Hmmm.
      Anyway, how special to have the same teapot that prepared your cuppa when you were a child!
      My current favorite is a small Japanese teapot much like those in the photographs. In fact it was a gift bought at Teavanna, which, until then, I’d never heard of!

  2. rebekah says:

    I like them both. They’re both good for the challenge.

    In fact, I find almost all people who are giving courses [or advice] about photography, intimidating. Most of the times I end up wanting to sell the camera.

  3. Gemma says:

    At first I thought I liked the top one, but then, I looked and looked and I decided it wasn’t that either was better. They were both very good. They just have a different good quality. You are very talented. Nice work. πŸ™‚

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Thanks, Gemma.
      Many people whose blogs I follow take pictures of nature. Yours of the seaside, of the beach, are loving as well as beautiful. As for me, and I blush to admit it — I really love —- shop windows!

  4. I think they are both lovely – especially the subtlety of colors!

  5. Stef says:

    I prefer the first image to the second; my eyes don’t know where/how to focus on the second image, so my mind feels confused…

    I do enjoy tea pots to look at; but to make tea, I simply boil water in a regular ol’ pan. Perhaps if I entertained, I would make more use of a tea pot…

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Ah, but the mystique!!!!!
      We keep the electric water kettle busy frequently during the day. Don’t know how much romance there is in an electric kettle either.

  6. wodezitie says:

    Your posts are so much fun! Btw, your slipping in the comment about loving both your imperfect children is hilarious.

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