Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Two Teapots

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: The Teapot.

I should first admit that despite being a Brit I am a coffee drinker. On the rare occasion when I do have a cup of tea it’s invariably a teabag in a mug.

However, my partner has a small collection of ornamental teapots so I picked two to photograph for the challenge. Now I’m sure a lot of people will be familiar with an ornamental teapot in the shape of a house or cottage. The second teapot I picked was a little more unusual. It’s in the shape of a cupboard or sideboard with an old fashioned phonograph (gramophone) on top. I picked the placemat to photograph them on as the colours in the teapots were echoed in the placemat.

Having colour matched the various items the photo had some heavy editing in Snapseed to make it look old before adding a film type border.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: The Teapot

9 replies on “Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Two Teapots”

Oh, these are lovely teapots, David! I wonder how old an item has to be before it becomes an antique? Could these be from the fifties or sixties?

I just asked she who must be obeyed and apparently she picked them up in the local Salvation Army store for a quarter (25 cents, probably around 15 pence at the moment) each about 10 years ago.

I just discovered that I could have turned the phonograph towards the camera as that’s the teapot lid. I was checking them for marks. I suspect 25 cents was a bargain 10 years ago. I keep reading about people finding old camera lenses in thrift stores but I never seem to find any.

I gave one Russian made and two East German made lenses away 30 years ago. Two of which are now popular with photographers adapting old lenses to modern cameras.

Not really, I gave them to a friend who made some use of them. I don’t think anyone could foresee that old, mechanical lenses would become interesting on the various mirrorless cameras now available.

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