Antique Carved Box with Farming Theme – 29/365

This lovely little box (just a little bigger than 1" in diameter) is intricately carved with an oriental scene depicting an agricultural theme. Tomorrow is #farmfriday  and so I can safely post it for that theme, to remind everyone to post their images tomorrow! The curators are always looking forward to seeing your farming related images from around the world. This is an antique box. It was made long before there was an awareness of the threat to the species, at a time when piano keys were made from ivory. It is not meant to glorify the use of ivory, simply as a record of a piece of craft from a byegone era.

Last night I spent quite a bit of time working with the external flash. I bounced the light off a home made reflector (a big piece of thick white paper) and used the Fong diffuser to spread the light. I was not able to use auto focus as the light was so low, so used my app on my tablet to gauge the manual focus and to fire the shutter. The app (which is a live view) drains the battery super fast, so I was just beginning to enjoy myself when it all went dead (flash and camera batteries).  But it's all about learning.

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

15 Responses

  1. Oh!! I guess I know what you mean! You need a snowdrop, don't you!? Ok tomorrow is friday …. Thanks for the hint, I was mostly focused on my doughter this week, she had a tonsillectomy…. Hugs!

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