Sharp.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is The Sharpest Image.

I was considering a follow-up to last week’s challenge which was It’s A Blur by using a blurred image that had an element or elements of sharpness.

Then I thought of this shot, possibly because over the last month I have had an intravenous line in the back of each hand at different times and have had so much blood taken it’s become a joke between the lab technician and myself.

This photo of a syringe is from a studio shoot in the 1980s. One of the shots was used on a magazine cover. I used coloured gels over the flash heads to add some colour to the syringe and needle.

A sharp syringe.

Green baize and a soap bubble.

Today being Saint Patrick’s Day got me thinking about the colour green and things associated with the colour.

Baize is a coarse woollen cloth traditionally dyed green and used on snooker and billiards tables to cover the slate and cushions. The photo below dates back to the late 1970s. The green baize is actually a tablecloth on a photo studio table. The snooker cue was attached to a tripod and a friend is blowing bubbles. You can see his reflection in the soap bubble. I am bursting any soap bubbles that land in the wrong place or are the wrong size. I don’t remember how long it took us to get the shot.

Soap bubble snooker ball