Sunday, August 30, 2015

"New" Old Stepladder

While "junking" with Erin at the flea market, I found this marvelous stepladder (heart skipping a beat). 
 Actually I found two ladders....the first was red.  I had been looking for the perfect ladder for several months and decided I'd just have to paint this red one.  Then just as we were taking one last lap, I saw this one and I fell in love!  The steps fold out (in) just like a ladder I had as a child.  It has obviously had a lot of use with its paint spatters.  I can't decide if I want to paint it white or leave as is.  It has a lot of character this way.  I was lamenting the fact that I didn't need both ladders as I'm really limited for space.  Besides what would hubby say?  Why was I bringing two stepladders home??  Erin was a sweetheart and bought the red one from me.  She has lots of primary colors, as you can see, in her garden.
My project this week was to learn more about my Canon camera.  I watched some YouTube videos and finally learned how to "back button focus".  And......my camera has a touch screen which makes it really easy.  I just touch where I want to focus.  I also wanted to experiment with creating more light using the camera since most of my house is lacking in it.  I changed exposures while working in live view.   I used my louvred closet doors as a backdrop which helped.  I also changed lenses from my 50mm 1/4 to my 18 - 200 mm.  What a difference.  Because my shooting areas are so tight I needed to have a wider angle view.


I used Kim's Sunday preset on left image, Quiet Dreams on right image and no preset on center image.  
Have a great week.  I'll be working on lighting and exposure for the next photo sessions.
~ Give ~


3 comments:

My Painted Garden said...

Love the patina and texture on you ladder - it is perfect for your set ups. What fun we had looking for our ladders at the flea market!

Renuko Style said...

Loving the left hand image especially! Fabulous composition, simple design yet complex texture. Cool ladder too!

Gail Pierce said...

You sure scored! I'd leave the step ladder as is . . . but the red one sounds great too.
Elegant peaceful photos! Just lovely!