Justina at Morning Bray Farm shared an easy way to take glamorous close-ups at home. Since she chose a beautiful stargazer lily as her subject, you know I just had to try it out myself.
Is it bragging if I tell you this iris came from our yard? Well, maybe not if I confess these bulbs were planted by a previous owner, and all we’ve had to do is be sure to mow around them.
For those who haven’t seen Justina’s post, here’s the setup:
Foil on a table and tissue paper on a window. Pretty low-tech, huh? Especially if you could see the table sitting on a couple of boxes, to bring it up high enough to meet the window. Unfortunately, ours have those false mullions on them (the rectangle thingies), so I had to work around them. We also don’t have that powerful New Mexico sun (and are having rainstorms as I type this), so I had to up the brightness on mine.
Which is fine, since it hides the wrinkles in the tissue paper on the window! Here’s a before-and-after of another one, where the stupid mullion had to intrude.
And just for fun, here’s another shot of the set-up that makes me feel all artisty and stuff.
I think between the flower, the new camera and Miss Chef’s Alain Ducasse cookbook, this is a microcosm of our interests.
Thanks, Justina, for the inspiration. And just in time for the whole growing season!