The backdrop is actually an antique free standing screen. I took the pictures outside, an hour or so before sunset.
A problem I was having before was twofold. I’ve come to realize that our best lighting is outside, in the shade. However, I feel that our art bottles should be presented indoors since they fall into the home décor category. Also, while I like the lighting better, outside, our bottles have to compete with a very bold and busy background of our green overgrowth of plants. Extremely colorful, and pretty photos, but our bottles are swallowed. There is the option of taking pictures by a window. In our home, though, there just doesn’t seem to be enough space for that. I find that I get a much better photo when I can back away, a good distance, and zoom in.
So, finally the idea of bringing a bit of the indoors to the outdoors was planted firmly in my head. I’ll probably take a series of photos like this, until I come up with an even better solution.
Wishing you a happy St Patrick’s day,
May the blessing of light be on you-----an old celtic blessing
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.