pics : five senses


Scent : Chamomile Flowers


Sight : Vintage Glasses


Sound : My Flute from High School


Taste : Strawberry Scone & Coffee


Touch : Vintage Typewriter

Hi Everyone -

These are the photos I chose for the final project in my photography class. As I mentioned, I decided to do the five senses, which is fairly broad. I narrowed it down a bit by using mostly vintage items in styled-shots. As much as I love flowers, scent was the hardest. I hope I pulled it off ;)?

I really enjoyed this project and by no means am I done with it. I think I'll always have the senses in mind from now on. I'd love to do a series outdoors and on the lookout for kids eating ice cream, standing in the rain, or fields of flowers as some of you suggested.

We're off to the beach this weekend, so we'll see you next week. Have fun and enjoy it will all of your senses!

xo, Cindy

PS I did make at least a couple of mistakes with these like forgetting to take the polarizing filter off for a few - yikes! Sometimes, I just get too excited. Sounds like an idea for a checklist ;).

36 comments:

julie king said...

i so like each shot as an individual image, cindy! but they make an even more delightful grouping with a wonderful feeling of continuity. so that's what chamomile looks like!!

The Lil Bee said...

I have so much to learn...I don't even know what a polarizing filter is! I love the photos you ended up taking. They are so pretty...I think maybe my favorite is the scone, for all its color. But each of them is really creative...like the vintage glasses and the typewriter--I can feel it and hear the clicking keys! Congrats, C:)

erin said...

love these! those polarizing filters are so tricky...i'm only good at using them when looking at the ocean, otherwise i get all confused and they make my photos look too dark (darn it all!). your photos all look perfect to me though. i especially love the scone--mostly because it looks so delicious!

aimee said...

this is a stunning series and honestly i'm having a hard time picking a favorite. i guess it would have to be a tie between the map/vintage glasses and the scone/coffee. what a talent you have for capturing what you see. pure beauty.

hmstrjam said...

i love the taste- that strawberry table cloth is awesome!
Have a great time at the beach!!

That Girl Designs said...

your work is really wonderful! the flute picture says so much. you are inspiring me to pick up the camera and start shooting.

Lizzy said...

Oh I just love them all!

simplesong said...

i really love how this turned out. wonderfully done. your photography is getting more and more amazing.

Krissy said...

Such fun, they are gorgeous shots!! The chamomile is my favorite, but of course the typewriter is a close second.

Julia said...

They turned out so, so well! I love all your vintage pieces--they're so charming. But, the fun thing about you and these pieces--you use them!

Have a wonderful time at the beach!

~Valentina~ said...

They are all *BEAUTIFUL*. The colors are sooo perfect.

jill said...

beautiful photos! i'm so glad you left me a comment so i could find your blog! i'm looking forward to going through all your photography tips. what a resource!

Fifi Flowers said...

I may or may not have stolen your typewriter... LOL... FAB photos!!!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Pascale said...

The pictures are lovely - my absolutely favorite one is the typewriter one - I love those blue tones in it combined with the pink flowers, the matching pink-blue eraser...
Great composition!!
Have a wonderful time at the beach!!

cindy : quaint said...

thanks everyone! i'm a little bit nervous about showing them in class as i'm the only one who does photo-styling. everyone seems to love pics of kids and at night time.

mary said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. I've been reading through all of your tutorials and...wow...I am AMAZED at your technical know-how!!

cindy : quaint said...

thank you, mary! as far as the technical stuff, i'm kind of like a parrot repeating what we learned in class, but i'm getting there.

Norma said...

You pulled this off with flying colors!!!! Well done. LUV!!

Joyce said...

Oh Cindy these are really good! If I were your teacher I give you an A+ Have a golden weekend! xoxo

in another lifetime said...

Hi Cindy, I was so excited to receive your package yesterday!!! What beautiful and thoughtful things you inclcuded! I will be doing a post about it soon, but in the meantime would you mind sending me your email address so that I can properly thank you?

:)Sheila

My name is PJ. said...

Vintage was a perfect choice!

lotta said...

Nice job! The flute and the rose image is magical. Have a great time at the beach!

omami said...

my favorite is the first one and the last one, great work Cindy, hope you have a fabulous WE!

Joanna Goddard said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. this post made me smile :)

Candi said...

So pretty, my friend! Thank you for my birthday wish, I appreciate it :)

I love your new banner, very pretty and summery!

Cicada Studio said...

Beautifully done!

I love your new banner, too. I was just admiring the scent of the chamomile that's found its way into the crevices of my walkway. I can't bear to pull it out.

blue moss said...

these are aso beautiful...i love your banner
hope you had fun at the beach

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Fabulous way to celebrate your senses!
Beautiful composition darling!!
~XO*

Shayla shut your eyes said...

your blog is just devine! i can't wait to keep reading your posts. <3

ninainvorm said...

The pictures are beautiful! I've been doing a photography class too and it's always interesting to work on a particular theme. By the way you already learnt much more than I did with your polarization filter mistakes... I mean: I didn't even learn what a polarization filter is used for during my class (or maybe I didn't pay enough attention and missed it! ;))

Elizabeth said...

Those are really nice Cindy, great job.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

lovley cindy...they are all so ethereal...

please sir said...

Great concept and wonderful results. The typewriter and flute really get me...love the compositions and colors. Congrats!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Cindy, I feel that I have missed so much while I was away! I really admire the photos in your senses series. Of course the vintage treasures call to me, but how you have captured the details is splendid. It's wonderful that you have your flute from high school!

Kristin said...

That typewriter is so fantastic!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

What awesome, amazing photos. Wow Cindy. I can't wait to try some of your techniques and tips...Not so patiently waiting to get my DSLR!

Well done!