Patti today has set a challenge which for me is very difficult. One of the things I love doing with my photography is to take unusual photos of everyday objects, although often my objects are outdoors. Today, however, after spending a long time browsing through files and amassing way too many possibilities for the challenge, I finally decided on just four, plus a quote I came across only minutes before the challenge arrived but what I’d like to think inspires my photographic aims.

Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ~Roald Dahl

Let’s start with a little something for the body as well as the soul.

Sometimes when cooking, or in this case baking, I have to quickly get my phone to take a photo. These are liquid ingredients for a recipe.

Years ago, my sister-in-law and I went on a splendid trip which included Vicenza, Italy where I found some beautiful perfume bottles which I managed to get home intact. πŸ™‚

Finally a little something from our living room in Illinois, where nothing is free of the possibility of being decorated for Christmas.

One enjoyable sidelight of this challenge was seeing many photos I hadn’t seen in some time and was delighted to discover all over again. Thank, Patti.

for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111: Everyday Objects

  1. rugby843 says:

    Seeing the interesting or beautiful in everyday life is a great thing!

  2. Resa says:

    It’s wonderful. You have picked out some of my fave everyday thins, and photographed them beautifully! I’ll be back!

  3. Su Leslie says:

    I’m fascinated by your ingredients shot Janet. What were you making?

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful choices Janet. Must admit I’d NEVER have thought of veggie images but I love that one. The perfume bottle is also amazing.

    • Thanks very much, Tina. I have a number of veggie images that I really like but that one looked particularly appealing today. The perfume bottles are beautiful. It makes me happy to see them on my dresser every day.

  5. Dan Antion says:

    I like these a lot, Janet. Capturing things at just the right time. Good job.

    • I’m glad you like them, Dan. I have so many outdoor/nature photos that it was fun too see how many other types of shots I had, still in the vast minority but quite a few. πŸ™‚

  6. Those first two photos are so brilliant! I liked the contrast of colour and texture that you chose in the first one. The liquids just blew me away. As they say, chance favours the prepared mind.

  7. lifelessons says:

    You did a great job with the prompt. You made everyday objects look rich and unusual.

  8. Teresa says:

    I like your photos, Janet, particularly the liquid ingredients. Cool mixture, wonder what you are trying to cook?

  9. restlessjo says:

    This challenge is going to turn up some unusual shots, Janet. I like your choices πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. pattimoed says:

    Great choices, Janet. I was really taken with your liquids shot. Great capture! The abstract design is wonderful! And the perfume bottle looks so intricate and beautiful. The lighting in the first vegetable still life is wonderful.

    • Thanks very much, Patti. I found lots of photos I hadn’t thought about in some time while looking for entries. I find the liquids interesting every time I bake something, very sci-fi’ish. The perfume bottles just beg to be photographed. πŸ™‚

  11. viveka says:

    Janet, here you have provided both romance and fun here. That liquid bowl is my favourite.

  12. JohnRH says:

    Very well photographed. Excellent.

  13. Leya says:

    I must agree about that liquid bowl, Janet!

  14. Karen says:

    All very good photos but I especially enjoy the one of liquid ingredients. I’ve never had one that looked that interesting. 😊

    • Glad you like them, Karen. The ingredients also change as they sit, so sometimes you have to catch them right away. But I’ve photographed some other interesting ones.


  15. I was very taken with your veggie shot, Janet.

  16. Rupali says:

    Interesting choices for the theme, Janet.