My solution is to call it something else. Research is a pretty lofty, respectable word. So my post today is about my research of old fashioned scales.
I can't say anything about what isn't on pinterest, but whatever I'm looking for seems to be there. Isn't the color on this one great?
This one is a little different. Alone it's cute but with the lucious looking cherries it's "over the top" darling.
Hard to tell if this scale really works as I doubt that rose weighs much.
Here is a quirky little number. Wish I could find one like this.
This is pretty typical of the scales I have seen.
This one, however, is quite unique.
Cookies don't weigh as much as zuccini. I think I should eat more cookies.
Don't you think this one is enhanced by the blue in the background?
And this one with a little doily showing makes it...well, just more friendly.
Since this one is in such good condition, there isn't much to give it charm. That's what flowers and the copper pot are for.
Because this one has a lot going on all by itself, there was no need to create a vignette.
So what have I learned from all this heavy researching?
First lesson: More is a waste! Edit, edit, edit.
With this one I was trying to get rid of shadows and convince myself that not everything gets to be in the shot. (I found this one at St. Vincent De Paul thrift shop.)
I had to remind myself to stay focused. I'm a little partial to the tray and those plums are fine looking and together they are great...but, it's about the scale. I didn't exactly meet my goal here but, it is in the foreground even if one side is a little dark.
With this one, I edited out a couple props before I started shooting and I used the zoom right off. This scale was a totally unexpected gift from a friend....the best kind! Now for the last one.
This took some jumping through hoops to get the light where I needed it.
And in the end, I chose the one with shadows. By the way, this actually is a scale to weigh pennies. It looks like I have about $2 on the scale if I subtract the container.
For you accomplished photographers out there, my hat is off to you.