2.04.2007

From Lines to Curves...

An empty milk bottle
February 2007

I have always been keen on lines and symmetry in photographs. I like them to be clean and crisp and take my eye across the picture. I decided to seek out and capture something different today. I really should try to mix it up a bit or I may become WAY too predictable.

I shot this image this afternoon in between preparing for another busy week of homeschooling. I love the curves in this photo along with the hues and contrasts. Not to mention the very thick glass that gives the bottle weight that you can feel just looking at it. I hope that you also like it. This photo is another example of the quaintness all around me. As I used to walk the boys to school, I would see the wire baskets with two bottles of fresh milk on the steps of a few homes. Yes, some families still have it delivered in bottles by a milk truck. Isn't that a charming piece of the past?

That is how easy it is to put a smile on my face!

Hope you all have a good week!

25 comments:

John Roberts said...

A very interesting abstract!

Sarch said...

Soothing. Anna you find beauty in the most unexpected places.

They really get fresh milk delivered to the door? How cool is that?!

Pod said...

g'day!! thanks for your comment over at podville! will drop in again ;0)

eurorebs said...

Mmmm, love it! And I love milk! :) Seriously though, great shot...I love glass in photos.

I'm currently watching the Super Bowl...I remember watching it in Ireland in 05 and being so bored b/c we couldn't watch the commercials...and "my" Eagles lost :'( Oh well...Go Bears!

kenju said...

Really pretty, Anna. If you're not careful, you'll develop into a first-class photographer! That one is very commercial looking. (Ithas curves, but it also has lines!)

Anna said...

Judy, thanks for that....I can only hope! :)

Naturegirl said...

Yes how charming it would be to have home milk delivery! Your photography is wonderful..reminds me of a gal who has decided NOT to blog anymore so now I can come here and get a daily dose of great photography! I try come see.

Jill said...

Very impressive!! Let me know if you're interested in selling yours thru stock. you can send me an email. nice work.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm so glad you visited via Kenju's blog.

The photo captures all you desired. The days of milk delivery are long past here, but how neat that it still happens in some places.

I have a daughter who is a freshman in college, and a son who is in high school. He is homeschooled, and will graduate this year. We started homeschooling when our kids were grades 6 and 8. It worked out very well for our family.

It is a pleasure to meet you.

I hope you will stop by again soon.

Susan said...

Hi Anna,
I saw your comment in another blog. You have marvelous photos. Wonderful use of light. I will definately be back again!

bluemountainmama said...

anna- great pic! and so cool that fresh milk is still delivered...

bluemountainmama said...

anna- great pic! and so cool that fresh milk is still delivered...

Mr. Althouse said...

I like that one. It has some weird kind of captivating quality... I just can't put my finger on it.

Mike

David said...

thanks for visiting,
there is still milk delivery in Big Bear Lake, but I am not sure how he manages.
small towns are the best

scribbit said...

I would love to take classes on photography and learn how to do it better. I love the way you can instantly create something so beautiful with a digital camera. The milk bottle stops being a common object and turns into something lovely.

photowannabe said...

Anna I love the lines and curves too. You have done a wonderful job with such a simple subject. Great shot.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

anna

wow! - very rare a sight leaves me speechless and my excited to return

wonderful photography and beautiful insightful storytelling - a gem of a blog - am going to link you to mine (I hope you don't mind)

i found you through mike (mr alt)

paul

Anna said...

Very neat!! Do you do this professionally?

Anna said...

Anna...I do not do this professionally but I want to when I grow up. :)

bluemountainmama said...

anna- i think the link is working on my site now, or at least the last time i checked!

Awareness said...

hi anna......

I'm with Judy.....professional photography is within your grasp.

It sounds like this is your dream? I do hope you pursue it.

So glad the homeschooling is going well. Brave woman to take 4 kiddies to the grocery story. eek!
it's funny.....it too have found grocery shopping escapism. I do keep my head down, as I often bump into people who like to chat in the aisles.....instead, I use the time to stretch out an idea for writing or work.....

Enjoy your busy week.......

utenzi said...

Yeah. I do like curves and that milk bottle is no exception, Anna. Good shot.

Helpmate said...

Great shot! I love looking at your photos just to figure out how to I can make mine more interesting. Keep posting!!

BarBarA (aka Layla) said...

This is a great shot! I agree with Sarch, I found it soothing too.

Chad Oneil said...

Oooh, nice!