This is my contribution to One Word Sunday: What?
It’s the answer to my Six Word Saturday post yesterday when I asked ‘Does anyone know what this is?‘
It was the side of a thimble.
This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Shop Your Home.
Two sets of things came to mind when I read the prompt.
Some colourful polyester threads I use for sewing camera bag dividers and straps.
Some Pine cones I picked up on a walk and left on a kitchen cupboard to dry out.
Tina has challenged everyone to a Treasure Hunt for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
It all got a little confusing for me due to various issues unconnected with this blog. In the end I copied and pasted the list of treasure hunt items to a memo as a reminder.
Just to make things even more complicated I also made myself some rules. A set of four photos with two horizontal compositions and two vertical compositions. Also as wide a variety of techniques and subject matter as possible.
A frozen marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. This covers the sunset and the cold items of the treasure hunt. I’m assuming -40 degrees is cold enough.
A yellow bicycle in the snow. This covers bicycle and cold on the list of treasure hunt items. Actually, it’s the shadow of a tree on the shed that makes the shot for me.
Sewing a camera strap. This is for sewing in the list of bonus items.
A Blue Tit silhouetted against the rising sun. This covers the sunrise and bird items of the treasure hunt.
The Weekly Prompts: Home Crafts challenge was rather well timed. The evening after the prompt was posted I was planning on getting my sewing kit out to make up a couple of straps for a camera.
I have plenty of experience making camera straps after designing and sewing prototype straps when I was working on carrying solutions for nature photographers with a specialist company in the mid 1990s.
I made up two straps for the camera, a conventional adjustable neck strap and a sling type strap seen here. This sling type is worn bandolier style with the camera hanging at my right hip. All my camera straps use snap hooks to attach to the camera. I replace the normal triangular strap attachments on a camera with round split rings so I can quickly connect and disconnect a strap.
After the straps were sewn and the photos taken I dumped my various sewing threads out for a more colourful shot. A lot of the colours seen here are an approximate match for camera bags and various other photo related items.