Spoons and Presets
I belong to a little photo group in AAUW (Association of American University Women), which is composed of photographers of all levels. Each month, one or two members research a topic and prepare a presentation on a photography topic of interest to the group. There is also a photo sharing time, which usually relates to the presentation from the time before. This month, we are all to bring in a photo or photos of a toy or beloved object. Because I’m also doing the presentation this month (on posing groups of people), I almost forgot about photographing a beloved object. However, I’ve been intending to again photograph spoons from my grandmother’s collection of souvenir coffee spoons (which are indeed among my most beloved possessions), so I took some time to take a couple still life shots to print for our meeting.
The spoons are mostly from the 1890’s and early 1900’s, when my grandmother, Mimi, was just a girl (she was born in 1888). I believe some of the older spoons may have belonged to her mother. Mimi was born and raised in Chicago, so several of the spoons are from Chicago World Fairs.
I was in the mood to use some of Kim’s presets when editing, so here are three images, each edited with a different preset.
edited with kk_darkdays preset