The Tuesday Inspiration: The family jewels

by Helen Hooker December. 20, 2011 3982 views

I couldn??t resist shooting a macro image for today??s theme with my hired lens and this seemed the perfect subject. This ring belonged to my Dad??s Mum (and her mother before her I think) and I wore it for many years while I was a teenager. It??s looking very well worn these days ?? the pearls have lost their sheen and the gold is so soft that the back of the ring has become rather thin. However, I??m still very fond of it as it reminds me of Granny and it has pride of place in the jewellery box that my Dad made for me a few years ago.

Thanks to Larry [] for setting today??s theme. Last Tuesday??s theme was ??photographer??. The other interpretations of this week??s theme can be found here [].

The ??Tuesday Inspiration? began in 2009 when Stéfan [] and I started setting each other a photographic challenge on a? Tuesday. Very soon afterwards, we decided to open this up to other PB members, followed by the idea that we should not reveal what the subject is, so that other members could compare how different members view a single theme. The Tuesday Inspiration is not a contest or a challenge, but a group of people all agreeing to post their interpretation of a single theme on Tuesdays. Each week, one of the contributors sets the theme. There are now over 40 members contributing to the TI. We have only two ??rules?: don??t include the subject in the TI title or tags and please comply with standard PB guidelines on courtesy, etc. If you would like to take part, please send me a message via this blog.

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Abe Jackson 9 years, 1 month ago


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Milton Jacob 9 years, 1 month ago


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Sri_Su 9 years, 1 month ago

Lovely capture... Very nice...

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Lukesmom 9 years, 1 month ago

This is a great shot of a great piece. I can't figure out what the TI is???

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 9 years, 1 month ago

Such a beautiful ring... and the shot is breathtaking. Seriously. =)

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Mike Meliska 9 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful piece of jewelry.

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Sandra Vermeulen 9 years, 1 month ago

It still is a beautiful ring!

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Olga Helys 9 years, 1 month ago

Nice angle,
Beautiful colours, textures

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Josy 9 years, 1 month ago

A macro magnificent Helen among whom details and warm colors tempt to spend fingers above to feel the sweetness. A superb sentimental treasure !

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Larry Nelson 9 years, 1 month ago

What a treasure - and beautifully done!

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