*(Be sure to make it to the bottom of this post for a giveaway!)*
I have finally completed a photo that has been in my head for AT LEAST two years! I have attempted it once before, and it just didn't work out (left):
I think the first problem was that the astronauts just weren't small enough. It took me a while to finally find these little astronaut beads that were small enough for what I wanted. I decided to some something more straightforward and simple this time with a better background. But something about the composition still wasn't clicking for me. The shot above right was what I ended up with this last time. Something made me want to put a spoon in the jar though, so I tried it. The fishing line that was holding up the jar wouldn't stay on without the lid though, so I had to give that up...or did I?
I took the background off the wall, set it on the ground and set the jar of jam down on it. I loved the way it looked! Overlapping the jar with the planet reminds me of a Venn diagram a little bit. I love that it's hinting at symmetry, but it's not at all symmetrical, if that even makes sense. I actually like both of the ones I took this last attempt, but the shot from above just looks so much better to me, so that's the one I'm printing. I hope you guys like it too! I would love to hear your thoughts on it. It's available in my Etsy shop now! I can't wait to see how it looks on the metallic paper that I use. I feel like it will really make it pop.
Since I'm so SUPER happy that I finally did this photo and like it, I would like to offer a free 8x10 to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know that you'd like to be entered! I will choose a random winner next Thursday (May 2nd) when I get back from vacation.
Update: Diane (comment #7) is the winner of the print! Congratulations, Diane. I hope your boys love their new print.