Monday, 11 February 2013

Picture This 186: Lynda's Classical

Having a hard time with this theme.  I looked at the online dictionary for the definition of classical.  One meaning is:  


(of an architectural design) simple, reposeful, well-proportioned, or symmetrical in a manner suggesting the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome  


Only one photo from me this week unless I can think of another that might come close to the theme and this is stretching classical  out of the box but it's all I've got for now.


 spurs-1
OK, that went just fine so I decided to add another classic western art style. From a Silversmith. This is the cantle plate hand crafted by silversmith Dale Bass for my saddle that Russ just finished.



cantle plate


I'll keep thinking, maybe I'll find that 3 classical style...... so why not some of Russ' leathercraft.  This is a headstall he made and donated to the college ranch horse team as a money making project. It will be auctioned to the highest bidder at one of their spring shows.  I hope it brings a good price.


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15 comments:

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    1. Thanks. With Mitch's encouragement, I added two more photos.

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    2. The two photos you added are really nice. I like both of them. Beautiful editing, too.

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  2. Hi Lynda!! You don't have to stick to the literal dictionary definition. I really like this interpretation, nice shot of the spurs!!

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  3. I added a 2nd photo. I have been really trying to get get display type photos of Dale's silver work for a long time. It is so reflective, making it really hard to show all the detail.

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  4. Added the 3rd photo. Any suggestions from all you great photographers on how to improved this type of photography. I am using a homemade black box and light diffuser, camera on tripod with cable release and a hand held led light. Take a number of photos at different settings. Download the raw file to Adobe Photoshop Elements for editing and changing the background.

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  5. I like how you interpreted the theme. I love the cantle plate.

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  6. utterly wonderful. I especially love the plate. Magnificent craftmanship.

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  7. Both additional photos show classic workmanship!! Both are beautiful!!

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  8. That is really somethng unique. It might be out of the box, but it is a very nice box - love it.

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  9. Three classic and so unique items.
    I like the way you present them.

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  10. All wonderful captures Lynda very nice work;)

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