Old Bottles and Rainy Days

Windowsill, rain and bottles - Ellie Kennard 2012
Windowsill, rain and bottles – Ellie Kennard 2012

I featured these bottles twice in my posts on Google+. This post includes them both.

Original Post:
Rainy day with bottles
January 24, 2012

Yesterday’s frost has gone and the expected rain arrived. Even a dull day can look interesting through a raindrop covered window with a bottle collection on the windowsill. I was playing with the focus at first but on seeing the drops, the bottles and the greenery outside on what I had thought of as a dreary day, the whole scene had an old fashioned warmth about it.

Image #24 for my participation in the #creative366project

Found Bottles - Ellie Kennard 2013
Found Bottles – Ellie Kennard 2013

Original post: 15 Mar 2013
Project 52 B&W
Week 11: Old

Those were the days. When Eiffel Tour Lemonade came in liquid crystals in little bottles like the two you see here (from the late 1800’s). That was when perfume came in beautifully shaped bottles with a Bakelite top and when ink came in squat heavy ones. They were not fine or particularly delicate, but have great appeal. Many of these were dug up from our garden in England. In the past, people had their own little rubbish burying areas in their gardens – in the days before plastic packaging and public garbage collection. These were thrown out as garbage and we find them and put them on display.

This was taken with my new prime lens (40mm) which is forcing me to think carefully about my composition and not rely on being able to zoom. I am enjoying this new form of discipline in my learning process.


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