There is a Zen saying that you chop wood and carry water before as well as after enlightenment. Since my one and only New Year's resolution for 2007 is to stay in the present moment instead of having my mind drift all over everything, I was thrilled we were given a Japanese teapot for Christmas. Sebastian and I immediately had the same thought upon opening the present: "The teapot I've always wanted and now I have it. I rule!" (One of our favorite quotes from the movie "American Beauty", when Kevin Spacey talks about his new 1970 Pontiac Firebird.)
Besides removing two bright spots this picture is unprocessed.
Ahhh what beautiful lighting! christine @ 2007-January-28 18:23
I really like the creative choices made here - light placement, framing, DoF all combine to make a compelling image. Turfdigger @ 2007-January-29 17:55
nice DOF and lighting??? what did you use for the lighting BTW??? JD @ 2007-February-2 12:14
it was sunlight coming through a window, reflecting on lacquered parquet. That also explains the 1/4000s exposure @ ISO100 ;) sknop @ 2007-February-2 12:32
I really like your imagery. I've been coming back for quite awhile now.
rb Robert @ 2007-February-9 00:32
Imaginative picture! Great quality. I would be happy if you would like to contribute some photos to even more people on my website, at least check it out and read our philosophy about photo! Keep it up! Ralf Stelander @ 2007-February-13 21:54
great lighting. this blog is pretty nifty! Jeff @ 2007-February-14 04:16
cool b&w! at 1s i thought it was some weird turntable! elaine @ 2007-February-14 13:43
love the detail
bookmarked you at photoblog.orgs gentse koppen @ 2007-February-15 13:15
very nice bw, i like the kind of pictures u are showing here. i think i'm going to look here once a while for new pics.