samedi 7 février 2009

Home Sweet Home tome II- objects

What makes a home a sweet one? I'm obviously talking about the weekly theme on Two Peas here, cf. my last post. I haven't been able to post every day this last week, mea culpa, so I'll try to make up for that in this post with four pictures.

I've been playing around with my 50mm 1.8 lens, which is absolutely beautiful if you have autofocus on it, which I haven't, not with my D60 :-O It is still a beautiful lense, just not very easy to use. I have figured some things out, the lower the aperture (1.8 - I love it!), the more difficult it is. I'm not actually sure that is true, but for me, the results are better with a f11! Basically, when using 1.8, I focus on something and EVERYTHING around it is blurry, but really EVERYTHING. So while writing this I do realise this probably has nothing to do with the autofocus or the not having autofocus, but simply with Bokeh :-D I could now just erase my wrong theory about autofocus being related to aperture, but I leave it, you never know, some pea might tell me that there is some (little) truth in it? Well, anyway... back to my pictures. I have tried to capture a few objects that make my home my home.

These are two "statues" (they are flat, well, as you can see) on our chimney, DH brought them home from Africa (before my time!), I really like these. But what actually makes my home a sweet home is defenately the chimney that you actually don't see in the picture. I like our clock too ;-)

This is my favorite candle holder, we change the candles with the season (sometimes), these are Autumn colors (we're behind), for christmas we sometimes put in red once, I love this candle holder! The painting above it is actually tissue, my parents brought this back from Indonesia and don't have space left in their house, so they gave it to me.

This is my all time favorite painting, painted by my mom, who died last May so this is even more valuable for me. I sooo love the colors of these flowers, and I am so happy to always, always have yellow flowers in my living room, whether it be in winter or in summer! I couldn't imagine my home without these flowers!

And last but not least Naomi's slippers. I shot a picture of them for this theme simply because I cannot have a home without slippers, and mine are really too ugly to show here!

Thanks for looking!

6 commentaires:

Jodar a dit…

great going! you seem to be getting there with your lens - I am so jealous it is on my next to get list (that is about a mile long!) I love Naomi's slippers - you are right a home needs a pair of slippers!

Reds a dit…

Your home is filled with meaningful things - that is what a home is all about! Love the slippers too! ;)

Jess a dit…

I just love all these little things that make your house a home! Beautiful. I love the painting most of all though. I am so sorry to hear about your mom, I can tell you love her VERY much. What a beautiful memento of her and I'm glad it makes you feel happy to look at it and know she is shining down on you!

Erika a dit…

That is totally what makes a home "sweet" :)

Amy a dit…

I love how you shared the special parts of your home, the painting is just beautiful! :)

Amy a dit…

Cool artwork in your home!