8.12.2010

you capture: everyday things

Disclaimer: The photo below might necessitate sunglass-wearing or eye-shielding. Sorry in advance.

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A little bright, no?

Did you ever have one of those days where nothing, but NOTHING you tried to photograph turned out right? Yesterday was one of those days. And to add failure upon failure, I tried to photograph highly reflective paper clips on a white surface. Boy, do I love a challenge or what?!

I went ahead and posted my failed attempt anyway because I spent way too much time trying to get it right....and because I've missed a bunch of You Captures' this summer. I was so looking forward to this week and had so many great ideas; none of which I had time to do.

So there you have it. :-) If your optic nerve is still intact, head on over to Beth's for some less jarring images. I promise they'll be much easier on the eye.

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35 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I think it's a great shot! I thought about doing paperclips for a macro week...but I was using my macro lens last night and felt like I'd never used a camera before. Ugh.

Clare B said...

I agree with Ashley - I think this is a great shot. "Nicht schleckt" (not bad) as the German's would say.

Bean said...

That looks really cool! I bet it was hard to get it to turn out, too. My camera takes one look at something bright and reflective and just screams. And then laughs at me.

Adeena said...

Looks cool to me! :D

Aleasing said...

I think it is a great post!!
Use the item everyday::))

Adventures In Babywearing said...

For real- a good shot! Love the colors.

Steph

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I like the shot. It almost looks 3-D!

Caseybumpinalong said...

Love the colors!

Brooke G. said...

I love the bright stuff! Great shot - you nailed it! Or clipped it.. HA. (That was bad.)

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

karli I dont know why you think this was a failed shot! its awesome like always... at one point can you just not have amazing photos so I can believe that you are like the rest of us. sheesh! ;)

howtoplayhouse said...

Not too bright for me - I think it looks really cool.

Christa said...

I've never visited your blog before, but I'm so glad I stopped by! Love this shot and many others. What wonderful photography.

astitchaday said...

I had that kind of camera day too. But I love your photo! Just bright enough I think, and it draws all the attention to the paper clips.

Mom of M&Ms said...

ummm seriously??? what were ya going for, cause this shot rocks... ( getting keys and heading to office max so I can copy you).. You need your head examined ( I mean that in a nice way) You have talent and if ya think this photo does not work.. I would love to see the ones you delete...

Hollie said...

I think it's cool! Great shot!

Buckeroomama said...

A failed shot for you is a pretty awesome pic for many others. :) Seriously, I love the photo.

Amber said...

I like it I think it would be a fun background! Don't beat yourself up too much.

elizabeth said...

I don't understand why you think it's a failed shot - I think it's great.
I also love your creative-ness when it comes to what to photograph -
I won't lie,
I've been in a "creative" funk lately, and I really need to snap out of it - any suggestions for what you do to get "outta the funk"???

Mandy said...

I really like it!!! Don't think it's a "fail" at all!

Jboo said...

Love it -- have always loved color paperclips instead of the silver ones I use all the time!

Janet

Jen said...

I love this shot!

Arrows Sent Forth said...

I have a bizarre love for office supplies (especially cool, colorful ones). You might not like the photo, but I think its beautiful and you made me smile!

Bec said...

I think it is a really cool shot- I love the bright colors against the white.

bec@iheart

Megryansmom said...

It's cute! Have a great Thursday!

Kathryn said...

Do I ever have a day where nothing that I photograph works? Uh. Yeah! About every photographic day of my life!!! ;( Very clever idea and definitely not a "fail!"

Julie said...

very fun!

ThisMamaRAZZI said...

I love you and your perfectionistic self Karli. Totally see where you were going with it. Maybe lower your ap to increase your DOF???

Kristen said...

Don't be so hard on yourself I think the shot turned out neat!

Wendy said...

Definitely not a failure! And, if you look at your shots you took yesterday a week from now, they'll all look different. Or, you were right, and it just wasn't a good camera day - we all have them. I like this - it's bright and fun, and definitely fits the theme.

Say Sumthing said...

I LOVE the shot. It's so bright and fun. Great capture.

ToadMama said...

It's not failed, it's cool! Remember, perfect, crisp, clear focus is not always what makes a picture. The depth of field and color make this shot. And the message. What message? Focus Among Chaos.

parkanista said...

definitely not a fail, I love it!! I wish I was that creative!

Alyssa said...

You have such pretty paperclips. I like this shot!

sunshinefields said...

I, for one, love the colors!

Amanda said...

I love this shot! One day I will be able to do a shot like this too. :-)