Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Behind the Scenes

Just thought you would be interested in seeing how I get some of my photos. This is my faithful helper, my husband. He is always suggesting ideas for shots and what I should do with the camera. In his younger days, he took a photography course at university. I just need to pay more attention to his instructions. :o)

Those poles holding up the quilt are 10 ft. long electrical conduits and are attached with an elbow at each end. We can move around to any place we want to take a photo ..... we are mobile! You have seen a lot of my quilts lately and know that they are big ones, so the 10ft. poles can accommodate them.

Why do I put so much effort into taking a photo? Well, besides having fun finding the perfect spot around our home, I do have a blog journal and a quilt journal and it is nice to have good photos to look at, especially when I need some inspiration to get moving and get something accomplished.

Each time I visit my Mom, my blog journal comes with me and it gives her a chance to look at my photos and to read my posts. The flowers are an added bonus for her as she can no longer visit my home.

To my neighbours to the south, Happy Independence Day!

Have a great day!

9 comments:

Pieces From Me said...

Your photos are always so nicely done. Now we know why!! Your quilt journal will be a wonderful family heirloom someday. There goes that sentiment again!! Bren

JoAnna said...

Good quilt photos are well worth the effort. This quilt is a treasure too! You designed a beauty!

Guðrún said...

Now I understand the flowers on your pictures ;)

Tanya said...

Great idea! (The quilt poles and the journal idea!)
Hey, could you take a picture of you quilt journal and your blog journal? I haphazardly save posts and pictures but have no real system to putting them together. I'd love to get them all in one piece to show my mom too.

Thanks

Helen said...

What a great way to make a temporary quilt hanger. Have poles, will travel!

Linda said...

Now that'a a nifty idea. Love the flowers in the photo, what are they?

Judy said...

The photo setting idea is a great one! Beautiful flowers and awesome quilt!

Dora said...

This quilt of yours is soo beautiful, I like the colours, everything, and it looks so good with the flowers!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It's nice he puts such a lot of effort into the photos for you.