Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Photography Challenge Day - 3KCBWDAY2

Today's topic for day two of the Third Annual Knitting And Crochet Blog Week is as follows:

Today challenges you to be creative with your photography, and get yourself in with the chance to win the photography prize. Taking interesting photographs in this instance isn't about flashy cameras or a great deal of technical know-how, it's about setting up a story or scene in a photograph and capturing something imaginative. Your photograph(s) should feature something related to your craft, so that might be either a knitted or crocheted item, yarn, or one of your craft tools. One example of setting a scene would be to photograph a girl in a knitted red cape walking through the woodlands with a basket of goodies, as in the Red Riding Hood tale, or you might photograph a knitted gnome hiding among the flowers in your garden. Photo editing is permitted for competition photos.

I actually had a really tough time with this one. I take photos pretty regularly, and I enjoy taking pictures that create a story, but nothing I did came out quite right. That was until I remembered a photo I had once seen with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon done with thread. I had been wanting to do it in yarn for some time, so today seemed like the perfect day to do it. I give you Dark Side of the Yarn.

There is a bit of a double meaning in the title. It is a parody of Dark Side of the Moon, but it reveals another dark side: the amount of yarn I have. I had no idea that I happened to possess the entire rainbow in fingering weight yarn.

Today is a photography competition as well, so if you happen to think this photo is the bee's knees, go over to eskimimi's site and vote for me.

15 comments :

Andi said...

I love this!

peglegparadiddle said...

AMAZING! Consider yourself nominated!

Sophie-Lili said...

This is so beautiful, and such a creative idea !

kiwiyarns said...

Ditto to peglegparadiddle. It's a fantastic image.

Pumpkin said...

Such a great photo! And never let anyone tell you that having the rainbow in fingering weight yarn is a bad thing, because that just isn't true.

fern1knits said...

What an awesome photo!

Cindy said...

Really cool shot and nomintated by me.

Nancy said...

Haha...that's awesome! Lovely photo, I think it turned out wonderfully!

nikkijoy said...

That photo is definitely the bees knees! So brilliant =)

Dorothy Explor'r said...

aw... i love the parody and the image behind it here :) enough to make a follower out of me!

beautiful photos though!

dottie
theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

Eskimimi Makes said...

Hello! Good news - your photo has been selected as one of the ten finalists in the Creative Photography Challenge, and is through to the voting stage. Pop along to http://www.eskimimimakes.com/2012/05/photography-competition-final.html to see the entire list of finalist entries.

Dinkyflowerpots said...

Love the photo. Sorry I didn't see your posts from the Blog week but am looking forward to a good read!

B

Snowcatcher said...

I somehow missed this when first published... VERY well done! LOVE it!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Congratulations on your place in the final. I LOVE your photo and missed the original post (there were so many!) so I'm glad I got to see it! :)

Eskimimi Makes said...

Well done on coming third in the Creative photography contest. Please could you send me details of your mailing address and email via the contact page on my blog http://www.eskimimimakes.com/p/contact.html.

Again, well done!

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