Dreidel

by Edgar Baird January. 17, 2010 5297 views

I had plans for a great outdoor set today, but the weather refused to cooperate. Too much wind and rain, but alas…

With the change of plans came a blank as far as photography goes-I'd been planning todays shoot for a while so when it all fell through I was finding it hard to move past plan A.

Reluctantly, I decided to put my camera aside for a few hours and work on getting the Christmas tree along with all the glam and glitter taken down and put away. I set right to work removing and packing ornaments and lights by the hundreds-every thing went on a certain way and so it comes off the same: meticulously.

For the last three years, this little dreidel music box has been a fixture on the tree and is always displayed in a spot of prominence. When I removed the wires holding it in the tree today it started chiming: I have a little dreidel, I made it out of clay, and when it's dry and ready then dreidel I shall play!

Immediately I switched into photography mode. I took the music box, made a few notes and said to myself, later… and went back to work. I had to do the right thing, right?

Finally, after all the decorations were stowed away for another year, I slipped away to my little corner of the house dedicated to light and shadow. The place where I attempt to visually interpret life. I brought the music box and played it's song and snapped a few shots.

Looking back, I'm glad the weather didn't cooperate!

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Pavel 10 years, 5 months ago

Interesting composition :)

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Kit Penn 11 years ago

Nice sharp capture - I enjoy the little view into your life.

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Brenda Mallard 11 years ago

I'm glad the weather didn't cooperate too cause that shot has everything perfect going for it!

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365of2010 11 years ago

Its interesting that you keep a dreidel on a Christmas tree. However, that the shot is fantastic!

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Lynda 11 years ago

Charming shot and that's what I like about PB- it's educational as I'd never heard of a dreidel.

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Mvjank 11 years ago

Wonderful shot! I think it is perfectly framed.

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Ricardo 11 years ago

interesting post Roger, hmm

I dont know why but those things ''written'' on that , looks like some letters!!

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Sgabriele 11 years ago

You inspire me!!! I wish I could "see" what you do sometimes!!!

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Myleen 11 years ago

All things happen for a reason...so there you go, you wouldn't have taken this lovely photo if you've been outside : ) I like how you put it at the center and the golden ornaments surrounding it...

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Jayson Escolano 11 years ago

nice shot edgar but you can used the rule of thirds for the other shot see the diff. not always on the center of the subject, but good job.

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