Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday Treasury

 Tuesday's Treasuries have a wonderful collection of diamonds, chocolate, flowers, silk, artistic insects, shoes, photographs, scarves and more.


'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' by CindiRessler

and so are flowers, chocolate and silk..........

Simple Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold - peachesandcherries
Simple Diamond Ring in ...
Lilac  Photograph, a  Floral Art Print, Purple Bouquet Still Life, Spring Flower Photography, French Country - JudyStalus
Lilac Photograph, a F...
Untreated Natural .59 Carat Diamond Earrings 14kt Solid Gold w/ Screw Backings - bluefirejewelry
Untreated Natural .59 C...
Truffles made with Organic and Fair Trade Chocolate 24 Hand Made Gift Box - XchocolArt
Truffles made with Orga...
Hand Painted Silk Scarf, Floral Scarf, Dreamy Peonies. Gray Silk Scarf Japanese. Silk Chiffon Scarf. Silk Dye. 7x50 in. Made to order. - SilkScarvesTakuyo
Hand Painted Silk Scarf...
Diamond Ear Studs - 0.72 Carats Total Weight - Bezel Set - lonestarestates
Diamond Ear Studs - 0.7...
Sending Bouquets of Love 8x8 Print - TrishaBrinkDesign
Sending Bouquets of Lov...
Small 14k White Gold Diamond Infinity Ring - skinnyBLING
Small 14k White Gold Di...
Prize Tea Rose Wedding set, silver and diamond - wexfordjewelers
Prize Tea Rose Wedding ...
Ranunculus Photography -  Bouquet of Ranunculus and Lilacs in White Basket, Romantic Flower Photograph, Wall Art, Home Decor - GeorgiannaLane
Ranunculus Photography ...
Sterling Silver Diamond Dangle Earrings Vintage Art Deco - JPoliseno
Sterling Silver Diamond...
Elegant Hand Painted Silk Cotton Scarf with Red Poppies Black Gold Present Gift 9 X 55 - LigaKandele
Elegant Hand Painted Si...
15 Exquisite Hand-Crafted Chocolate Truffles - thetrufflewithjoel
15 Exquisite Hand-Craft...
1.20 Oval Ruby & Diamond Earrings 14K Yellow Gold - Allurez
1.20 Oval Ruby & Diamon...
Petite Pinks- Pink Rosebuds in Vintage Teapot- Dreamy Still Life- Flower Photography- Roses- Paisley- 8x10 Fine Art Print - kellynphotography
Petite Pinks- Pink Rose...
Leo 18K White Gold Amethyst and Diamond Gemstone Ring - DiamondBoutiqueUK
Leo 18K White Gold Amet...
Treasury tool by StylishHome.

'Fabruary trends' by artefyk

team 7

Cuff bracelet.  Square Czech glass tiles.  Black, gunmetal gray, white beads.  Black button.  Art deco hippie. - CarolMade
Cuff bracelet. Square ...
vintage 50s stiletto heels Amano Hand Made black peep toe cutout 7 - BestofTimesVintage
vintage 50s stiletto he...
In the Poppy Field- 5x7 inches fine art photograph - a simple image of a field of poppies - signed limited edition - VaidaPhoto
In the Poppy Field- 5x7...
Ring, Wire Wrapped, Snowflake Obsidian Ring, Sterling Silver, Size 7 1/2 (US) - RiverGumJewellery
Ring, Wire Wrapped, Sno...
100 BLACK  BUTTERFLY Die Cuts, 100 Royal Classic Butterfly Embellishments, Noir, Party Table Decoration, Paper Confetti by EnchantedForest7 - EnchantedForest7
Ruby red seed bead elongate earrings, beadweaved earrings, long earrings, dangle earrings, glass, handcrafted artisan jewelry, 7PM boutique - 7PMboutique
Ruby red seed bead elon...
5 x 7 Blank Notebook Journal Sewn Spine - Black with Cream Polka Dots - ManipulatedPaper
5 x 7 Blank Notebook Jo...
lot of 7 ceramic figures figurines marked Japan instant collection - AkoVintage
lot of 7 ceramic figure...
Black & White Red Gray Set of 8 Flower Magnets. Cabochons Prima Petals neo magnets Gorgeous - ChicChicChickadee
Black & White Red Gray ...
Maggie, 5x7 Fine Art Photography, Cat Portrait, Black and White Photography, Charity item - CindiRessler
Maggie, 5x7 Fine Art Ph...
NEW Light Siam and Clear Swarovski Crystal Tuxedo Style Flip Flops Size 7 High - blingds
NEW Light Siam and Clea...
Black Studded Collar Bib Necklace - ChichiKnots
Black Studded Collar Bi...
Lace scarf black - Styleupyourself
Lace scarf black
Hand Embroidered Soutache Bracelet with Mosaic Reconstituted Stone in Red and Black - Best Valentine's Gift - Herinia
Hand Embroidered Soutac...
Black Patent Leather Cat Collar with Black Rhinestones, Eco-Friendly, Size XS, to fit a 7-9in Neck, OOAK - Greenbelts
Black Patent Leather Ca...
vintage shank buttons Deco the Halls red black 3/4" x7 - brizelsupplies
vintage shank buttons D...

'Entomology' by CindiRessler

The study of insects. Here are the artists version of the study of insects. Wonderful work by all!

Pink pastel insect botanical specimen entomology dreamy macro closeup Valentine's day - Glasswing Butterfly 8 x 10 - gbrosseau
Pink pastel insect bota...
The Cricket and the Ant - Autumn Scene - Original Painting - phpeacock
The Cricket and the Ant...
Dragonfly Pendant, Dragonfly Jewelry, Insect Bug Jewelry (1005) - backbonestudio2
Dragonfly Pendant, Drag...
Sneaky Mantis - Mini Panoramic - Archival Print of Original Ink Painting - Insect Art - OniOniOniArt
Sneaky Mantis - Mini Pa...
4 Insects posters for the room of the young entomologist - printable poster -  Digital Image Download - MandarinaPrint
4 Insects posters for t...
Silver Bee Shawl Pin, Honeybee Scarf Pin, Silver Shawl Pin, bee hair slide, bumble bee, oxidized, bug, barrette, silver filled, fall fashion - ShawlPinJewelry
Silver Bee Shawl Pin, H...
LadyBug Reading a Book Insect Art Print - lulunjay
LadyBug Reading a Book ...
Pink Dahlia Butterfly photo print - nansmithimages
Pink Dahlia Butterfly p...
LUNA MOTH Pin Sterling Silver Insect Jewelry from Elegant Insects. - elegantinsects
LUNA MOTH Pin Sterling ...
5x7 - Save the Bees Print - poppyandpinecone
5x7 - Save the Bees Pri...
Dragonfly art, Nautilus fossil blank note card - Original design - wthompsonart
Dragonfly art, Nautilus...
Lady In The Meadow 11X14 Ladybug Photograph  Home Photography Prints Nature Photography Nature Lover Ladybug Ladybird Spring Insect - machelspencePHOTO
Lady In The Meadow 11X1...
Original Watercolor & Pen Monarch Caterpillar Painting, 7" x 5.75"  image on 310 Cold Press Illustration Board - rearviewSTUDIO
Original Watercolor & P...
Red Hooded Bush Cricket on Pin Head - 12TwentyOne
Red Hooded Bush Cricket...
blue flower silver pocket watch necklace with a bute butterfly and key - tonightstar
blue flower silver pock...
Luna Moth Watercolor Print - Insect illustration - studiotuesday
Luna Moth Watercolor Pr...

Monday, January 28, 2013

Photographing Vintage Cameras

 So I spent all day Saturday photographing in my make shift studio.  Living on a tight budget tends to make you more creative.  I don't have a traditional studio set up.  I have to make due with what I have.  I really don't do much studio work, but I have found lately to be interested in doing some different projects which are done indoors and need lighting.
So I'm having to reorganize my office/work space to utilize the 2 windows I have on the south facing side of the room.  I'm very limited on space, so I have to utilize every square inch in order to do some studio work.  So while you read this blog I will be rearranging my office/work room.
Some of the things I photographed on Saturday were some of my vintage camera that I've been collecting as well as some peppers, mushrooms and candy.
I processed these photos in 2 different ways. Both I used Silver Efex Pro 2 with a split toner (blue/yellow). The photo above I added two textured layers.  The bottom photo is the same except there are no layers added.  
Of the 2 which do you like better?  Any and all comments are appreciated.
                                                So here's the thing.  I have a small collection of vintage cameras.  This one in particular is a Kodak Autographic Camera Model No. A-122, with Wollensak Opticals and a 31/4x51/2 Bausch-Lomb Tessar. It also comes with the stylus for signing the film.  I see alot of patent dates, but nothing to date this camera, unless I'm missing it.  I've checked online, but nothing really definite.  There were plenty of similar models, but none like this one. If anyone can give me any more information on this model I would appreciate it.
Next Monday I'll let you know how the new office/work space is working out and some new photos. 
Have a great week....
Don't forget to check out my "Tuesday Treasuries" and "Flower Power Friday"