ordinary beauty and giveaway winner

1.08.2011

(giveaway winner announced below)

I'm calling this series of photographs "ordinary beauty". I briefly talked the series here, but basically I took ordinary objects and tried to find the beauty hidden within them. I really think I will turn this into a project. There are so many objects that a beautiful at first glance - plants, food, even people. But it wasn't until I really looked closely at these ordinary objects that I found the pulchritude they have.

(If you're not sure what's being photographed in a shot, just over the photo with your mouse)

ordinary beauty: costume ring
ordinary beauty: costume ring2
ordinary beauty: thread
ordinary beauty: binder clip
ordinary beauty: binder clip2
ordinary beauty: leaf
ordinary beauty: shell
ordinary beauty: spool
ordinary beauty: spool2
ordinary beauty: a glass of sprite
ordinary beauty: sprite bubbles

"ordinary beauty" has forced me to be more creative, made me try harder to bring out the beauty I know is in these objects.

And now for the giveaway winner!

The winner is...

Sarah!

Congratulations, Sarah! Please shoot me an email with your mailing information and we'll get your necklace to you as soon as possible.

To everyone else who entered the giveaway, I hope you had as much fun as I did. And to my new readers, I'm so glad you here and hope you stick around :)

-carlotta

PS I updated my about me page...care to take a look?

17 comments:

  1. I love this idea! My favorite photo is the last of all the bubbles, but they're all gorgeous. :D

    ~Starr

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  2. So pretty! It's so easy to lose yourself in daydreams when staring into the bubbles of a glass of fizzy water. Usually I dislike using the word epic, but this series of photos is, well, epic.

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  3. Congrats to her :) love you new about me page! so cute!

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  4. Ah! I love the costume ring photo! How do you get such soft, warm lighting?
    -Gwyn
    p.s. I read your About Me page - and was pretty excited to find another LCMS Lutheran! :) Made my day.

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  5. WOW! I've never seen such creative ways to capture an ordinary objects beauty! Gorgeous! :0

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  6. I like the pictures of the ring, and I'm in love with the last picture, the sprite bubbles. =) So pretty.

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  7. Oh, they are all so beautiful! I love how you took ordinary things and make them look extraordinary. Lovely job. :)

    In Him,
    Elizabeth Rose

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  8. Excellent idea!!! I absolutely love how you made those plain Jane items look absolutely beautiful. You are a very talented photographer!

    Blessings,
    ~Prism~

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  9. You're doing a wonderful job with this project. I especially like that last image.

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  10. New edge to your photography! My compliments! I love the side view of the clip!

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  11. Great photos!

    I got excited when I saw Sarah. ha ha! :(

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  12. I am in LOVE with your costume ring..it's beautiful. :)

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  13. These are all so so so stunning. Its so nice to see that someone enjoys capturing the beauty in the simple things. Well done.

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  14. These are beautiful!

    So at my book blog, we're having this big, week long blog party for a fantastic book, Paperdoll, by Natalie Lloyd. Today we're giving away two books, and I would love it if you could send some followers over to it. Here's the link: http://inafarwayland.blogspot.com/2011/01/paperdoll-blog-party-day-one.html

    Thank you dear :) I hope your having an amazing weekend!

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  15. Gorgeous photos as always!(:
    I love the bubbly one! it's so cool.
    -
    Mikayla

    Also,
    I thought you might be interested in entering my photo challenge, go on over and take a look (:
    http://mylifeinwords-m.blogspot.com/2011/01/photo-challenge-simplicity.html

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  16. Your photography is beautiful. I hope to someday start an Etsy shop and sell prints of my art. Blessings!

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