Sweet Pea

Uploaded: October 06, 2008


Unusually shaped bottle. I'm trying this one, again, for the Monthly Theme. It's one of my favorites.

Used my new close-up lens for the first time. This is an old perfume bottle that belonged to my daughter's namesake, her great-great grandmother; it has a sticker on the back that says "SWEET PEA."

Resubmitted for Monthly Theme "Family" - December 2009.
Rsubmitted for Monthly Theme "Unusual Shapes" - June 2010.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 80, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.10 mm, Model: DMC-FZ30


frank w. degenhardt October 07, 2008

Kim- I think your off to a wonderful start with your gallery. I like the array of subjects and you have an eye for seeing the photo op in what I think are unique things like your route 66 sighs for example.
I like this antique bottle. Simple, yet artful. Sometimes a picture is something that hold value and is special to a person for a personal reason. I am glad you included the story behind the picture. It makes it that much more interesting. We all need to learn to do that more.
Lighting and clarity excellent. Colors and features outstanding.
Keep playing, experimenting.
Love what you have so far. #1012099

Kim Dietrich Elam October 07, 2008

Frank - Thank you for visiting my gallery and for your kind and inspiring words...you made my day!

I photographed this bottle to hang it in my daughter's room - she never met her great-great grandma, but, when she was born, was given this bottle and another plain bottle that had belonged to her. The perfume is still strong - the scent wafts out of the bottle where it is broken and perfumes the whole box in which it is kept. #6566116

Jean B. Hall October 12, 2008

Great close-up! Love the shadow. If you find out more about this bottle -- like the date, what kind of perfume it held, whether it was a tie-in with a well known character, etc. -- I'd love to know. #6590475

Kim Dietrich Elam October 14, 2008

Thanks, Jean! If I ever find out, I'll add it...I've looked online, but haven't found the right bottle, yet! #6600279

Michael Lynch November 03, 2008

Cute shot and congrats on your EP ! I've tried some shots like that and just don;t have the patience to do them right. #6699499

Kim Dietrich Elam November 03, 2008

Thank you, Michael! #6700923

Vicki L. Filippin November 17, 2008

Hi Kim, and welcome to BP!!
I have to mirror what Frank D. said above. You've got a neat eye for the unique and that's so kewl to see. I think you did a bang-up job on this image. The way the shadow is angled is SUPER and adds even more interest to the image and subject.
Keep shooting. You've found an excellent place to showcase your craft with a wealth of information and a ton of super people that are willing to help you along this bumpy ride.
Congrats on your EP!!!! #6767119

Kim Dietrich Elam November 17, 2008

THANK you so much, Vicki! What nice things to say! #6767839

Christine Lobsinger level-classic November 14, 2010

This little guy is fabulous Kim!! The shadow and angle is superb!!!
I love the white b/g too.... great shot!!!
Smiling again #9033509

Kim Dietrich Elam November 14, 2010

Thanks, again, Christine! #9033619

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