Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Texture Tuesday...

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I came across these sweet plates in a charity shop and fell in love with the colours and design. They're from the Empire Pottery Staffordshire and date from December 1955 judging by the manufacturer's mark on the back.  I really only wanted one but ended up with a set of about twelve for £2. The prop shelves are groaning… I don't often do overhead shots because a) I find them difficult to lay out to my liking and b) it hurts my back to shoot them! The little plates seemed to demand it though.  It was a relief to get back to a normal pov and shoot clementines :-)

First image edited in LR with Kim Klassen's Breeze preset (tweaked), then in Elements with Kim's Touch texture.



The other images were just edited in LR with Breeze preset (tweaked).




16 comments:

CATHY said...

These plates are so beautiful - you will be happy you have 12!!! what a stunning table they will make. and the last shot is stunning!!!

Donna Hopkins said...

I'm glad to hear someone else complain about their back and the strain of overhead shots! I have this problem, too. But it was worth the effort here - as the flowers set off the lovely plate and it's elegant design so perfectly! The textured tablecloth as background is divine! And the simple view of the clementine is an absolute favorite - some images just don't need a lot of props and fussing to be beautiful.

Renuko Style said...

Just love your beautiful images. I am enjoying finding lovely little plates recently also.
But I think the clementine is my favorite. Simple and just perfect!

Beverly said...

LOVE the from above shots of the decorated plates...I hope you enjoy using them. I adore vintage plates. As for the clementine! Stunning...perfection!!

Barb Brookbank said...

Gorgeous "from above" shot and lovely plate.

Marilyn said...

All beautiful. I have to say my fave is the tangerine in all its simplicity.

Caz Sultz said...

Love your gorgeous plate and what a bargain too. Your photo of the clementine is simple and perfect, love it !

William Kendall said...

They certainly are pretty!

Cheryl McCain said...

Stunning images.....every single one! I absolutely adore the clementine and your plates are gorgeous!

Michelle B said...

Your from above shots are wonderful! I do love the clementine image too, simple and elegant.

EarlK said...

Beautiful new plates. You will enjoy them. Really love the last photo.

Diana said...

The plates are adorable! Visiting from Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.

elizabeth said...

I love these! That clementine is perfect in its simplicity. By the way, I have too many things that I buy for props as well!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful plates and I understand that you bought more than just one! My favourite picture is the clementine! Just perfect.

Michele Matucheski said...

Nicely balanced with the floweers and pine cones. I like the simplicity of the orange, too.

Donna said...

Your top down shots are awesome... Love your new plate and how you've arranged your pretty flowers and pine cones!

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